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150: my weight goal. Laird of Fintry: locally distilled single malt, lottery-only, my 'carrot' : )


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My page title is also my goal--surprise, surprise! I live in a northern rural area and tend to work out at home, and it's easy to talk myself out of doing a workout. I'm hoping belonging to a group will help me stick on the straight and narrow. I'm married, have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. My wife and I are retired from the public education system and love to escape spring or fall 'mud seasons' in the north by going on cruises in the Caribbean or Mediterranean. Life is good!

Member Since: 8/17/2006

Fitness Minutes: 47,946

My Goals:
To keep my weight between 145 and 150 and to tighten up my muscle tone. I like being able to see my toes without having to look in the mirror : )

My Program:
Had a very successful bout with P90X early in 2011 but haven't been able to devote 30, 60, or 90 days consistently since. Never was a runner, but from January through April of 2012 I learned running the Jeff Galloway way with the intention of running a 10k event. This in response to a challenge from my sister to join her in the Vancouver Sun Run. Did the 10k no problem, then did 12k in a relay on Mothers' Day. Turns out I really like running so I guess that's my fitness program for the foreseeable future.

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My wife and I live on a beautiful property on the lake at 54.5� north latitude in central British Columbia, Canada. Nearest neighbour about half a mile away, nearest community about a 15 minutes' drive. Do I like solitude? You bet! I also like personal fitness activities, quiet times, outdoor work/play, politics, religion and community service. I enjoy live theatre. I avoid TV, the commercial entertainment industry and other mass media except CBC radio and the internet.

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I'm a former Teacher/Librarian but you'd never know that by my current reading practices : ( It just took me almost six months to read "Shanataram". Excellent book, gripping story. It wasn't a difficult read, just had too much graphic violence for quick consumption. I think my summer read will be the full Harry Potter series (for the fourth time : )

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    Just saw your new avatar and that your weight was 155. Way to go!

    Looked a little closer and noticed what the avatar meant. Cheers!
    307 days ago
  • v RICHE38
    The new picture looks like a cozy way to spend a winter's day.
    334 days ago
  • v KSIGMA1222
    Thanks and yes very important to love yourself no matter what.
    400 days ago
  • v DRIVE2175
    Thanks for the running shoes and the warm welcome back!

    They came in handy this morning as I actually got up and walked for the first time in a long time.

    Have a Great Day!
    431 days ago
  • v RICHE38
    It has been a while since we chatted. I though of you as we drove down through BC a couple weeks ago. emoticon

    We had spent two months in Canada with our RV. Traveled Calgary to Yellowknife , Fort Simpson, then Laird Trail and Alaska Highway to Dawson City. Took the Dempster Hwy to Inuvik and Tuk. Then returned down the Cassier /Stewart Hwy #37 and around to Prince George and south through Fraser River Cyn to the border at Sumas, USA

    85 days and 10,340 miles. Way tooo much sitting. Now trying to get back into some kind of shape.

    ("54 degrees in Central BC" sounds like Yellowhead Highway, #16 country.)

    Richard emoticon
    448 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/1/2015 1:54:43 PM
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