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Welcome. I'm Brian and this is where I post my goals and accomplishments on I love to hike, bike and be outdoors. I am on a journey towards health and happiness. My biggest obstacle along this road is emotional eating.

I'm always making plans, setting new goals and challenging myself. I recently took up running and mountain biking. Stop by often to see what I'm up to. Leave comments or suggestions below.

Member Since: 3/8/2006

Fitness Minutes: 120,637

My Goals:
~ Live a healthy and active life
~ Maintain my running program
~ Daily yoga and mindfulness
~ Loose 70 pounds

Spring 2016:
~ Emerald City Bike Ride
~ Seahawks 12K
~ Succeed in the Spring 5% Challenge (10 pounds)

My Program:
~ Start the day with yoga
~ End the day in loving kindness
~ Take mindful moments on the back porch

Workout plan:
~ Tuesday, Thursday- Run (40 - 60 minutes)
~ Monday, Wednesday - Strength
~ Wednesday, Saturday - Cross (hiking/biking)
~ Rest - Friday
~ Sunday - Long slow run

Meal plan:
~ Eat a mainly plant-based diet
~ Weekly meal plans and daily journalling
~ 5:2 juicing challenge

~ Participate in the seasonal 5% Challenge
~ Stay connected to my Spark Friends
~ lead and in
~ Change my program regularly to stay engaged

Personal Information:
I live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle. I'm a 50-something technical writer, mountaineer, bicycler, hiker, illustrator, gardener, runner and father of one. I lost my wife in 2014 after an 11 year battle with cancer. I love dogs, but I live with a cat. We don't seem to mind.

Other Information:
Operating instructions:
1) Love yourself for who you are right now.

2) Start living the life you want to live.

3) Live with loving kindness to yourself and others.

4) Dance.

My Community Journal:
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    I'm exhausted. Behaving is HARD WORK! emoticon

    I did have good results with my Health and Fitness Class. In two weeks, I lost 1/2" on my hips and about 3 pounds - breaking a plateau. I plan on having even better results with the challenge!

    So, I need to work my biceps and that's where you come in. I will be cracking the whip! emoticon (Don't let that innocent looking whip fool you) I heard you outran the dog catcher last challenge, but she's been practicing for a marathon! How do you plan to stay ahead of her this challenge???
    1 day ago
    Thank you for stopping by my page to recognize my sparkaversary! You're soon to be next!! emoticon
    1 day ago
    Day Two went OK I was on the highest end of my intended calories, but who would have thought that two platefuls of salad would have 400 calories!! emoticon Granted, I added sunflower seeds for protein, but 400 calories??!!?? Then right before bed I was hungry so I added an 80calorie orange. emoticon
    I also didn't make time for too much exercise. emoticon That is my bad. I also did not do any schoolwork!! emoticon emoticon emoticon . I guess I will call it my unwind day. Today I am back to "OhMyGodIHaveSoMuchToDoToday!" emoticon because a have a couple of awesome buddies! emoticon

    Are you going to any awesome places outside the kennel? Diane and MaryAnn are keeping an eye on me so I am on my best behavior. emoticon

    SHHHH! Artypay ednesdayWay......

    3 days ago
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    Sorry to hear about your magnesium reprimand :( I give many, many bonus points for brussel sprouts.
    Some of these fruits remind me of the KoolAid guy, but the strawberry looks kinda, "But I don't wanna eat my magnesium because it is in Brussel Sprouts"

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    4 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/15/2017 12:48:00 PM
    ewwww! Brussel sprouts! Sorry, I think it is the only vegetable I do not enjoy.

    I did well today. I tracked my food and exercise -- got in some cardio. emoticon And I drank water! emoticon Now to keep it up for 55 more days emoticon

    I will buy myself a Fitbit or replace my Omron pedometer if I lose 5% in this challenge! Plus I will start looking at Mother of the Bride dresses in a smaller size! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    4 days ago
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