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Awaken Your Spirit to Adventure...

Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

~ John O'Donohue ~

“I have the opportunity, once more to right some wrongs, to pray for peace, to plant some trees, and sing more joyful songs.” —William Arthur Ward

Here is to 2014 Sparkfriends.
Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

~ John O'Donohue ~

“I have the opportunity, once more to right some wrongs, to pray for peace, to plant some trees, and sing more joyful songs.” —William Arthur Ward

Here is to 2014 Sparkfriends.


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Member Since: 11/28/2009

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Fitness Minutes: 37,760

My Goals:
I have goals….. and would like to share them.

1. Exercise, (walk, garden, bike) 5 days a week.
2. Visit the gym for resistance exercise 1 day a week.
3. Record exercise each time.
4. Track calories 3 days a week minimum.
5. Spend time reading spiritual, motivational or poetry daily.
6. Visit the hiking trails near my home at least weekly when the trails are not ice covered.

Strive every day to be healthy, physically and spiritually. Goal weight: 20 more pounds

Fight getting depressed over setbacks.

Stay positive and focused.

My Program:
Faithfully tracking food and calories. Walking 3 days a week this winter. Will turn it up several notches in the spring and begin biking.

Deal with setbacks as positively as I can and try not to get depressed.

Personal Information:
Turned 64 this year.... (yikes) and have worked as an RN for 30 years, mostly in ER and in a diabetes clinic. 5 years ago made the career switch to teach high school. Semi retired now and continue to work part time as an RN and Certified Diabetes Educator. Married to Kathi, also a nurse, now on disability due to multiple chronic health issues, including stage 4 lymphoma, now in remission.


Other Information:
I love to garden and ride my bike. Also hiking, watching classic movies, listening to podcasts, reading poetry, listening to folk, classic rock and outlaw country music. My wife and I love spontaneous road trips.

I am a fan of the poets:
Mary Oliver
Ted Kooser
e. e. cummings
Charles Bukowski
David Whyte

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Member Comments:
ZELLAZM
6/21/2014 3:41:12 AM

Welcome to the Firecrackers! Looking forward to rocking this challenge with you and the rest of the team...Let's do this! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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SHERYLP461
5/28/2014 7:31:48 AM

Thank you Bill for stopping by my blog school gardens and leaving your nice comment. I think it would be tough to do this in the northern states where the school year is too cold to grow. Maybe as a summer extra credit course.
Sheryl



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IAM1WEVRY1
5/19/2014 6:55:30 PM

Thanks for joining our Thanksgiving community!




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CVRONEK
5/18/2014 7:34:08 AM

Thank you for my goodie, Bill. Right up my alley.

I trust the move is going well and the added benefit is your recent weight loss! emoticon Movement, but also your effort to be making the right choices, with food and such.

A great feeling! You are on a roll! emoticon

I appreciate you taking the time to think of me. emoticon

My gardening is in full swing and I am feeling the health benefits.

Our tulips have passed, but now the Peonies are going wild, as well as the Iris.
The cold Winter seems to have made them, very happy.

Have a happy, healthy week and keep on sparking! emoticon







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MTRACHEL
5/9/2014 6:09:34 PM

grateful for your presence in our community!



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