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GREATNESS COMES TO THOSE WHO DARE TO SWEAT, DARE TO STRAIN, AND DARE THE PAIN


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I am a 56 year old retired Marine living in the Wisconsin countryside with Genie, my wife and best friend. We have 10 1/2 acres of land that has not been cleared except for where the house is. So we enjoy our privacy and the occasional visit from many of our wildlife friends. It is not uncommon for us to watch deer playing in the front yard while we have our morning coffee and chipmunks like to come in and hide acorns in our shoes. Since Spot and Not, our 2 mutant cats, I call them mutant because they are so big, joined the family after we rescued them from the shelter, the acorns don't show up quit as much. Genie works for a large company in Madison and I am semi retired. She started a small business of her own a few years ago making handcrafted jewelry. I taught myself how to do wire wrapping and now we work and attend craft shows together.

After I retired from the Marines I started putting on weight. Genie and I love to cook and eat so now we both have to pay the fiddler. I am looking forward to this journey with her and the friends we will make here.

THE JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES STARTS WITH A SINGLE STEP!!

Let the journey begin.


Member Since: 1/10/2010

Fitness Minutes: 24,373

My Goals:
I want to get back to a healthy weight so I don't feel winded just climbing the stairs. I need to get back to that Marine Corp fighting trim so I can keep up with all my grand kids.


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I am using the nutrition tracker to develop healthy eating habits and stay ahead of the game. We just bought a Wii with the EA Active and Fitness programs to make trying to get more exercise in these Wisconsin winters more doable and enjoyable. I will track that with the Fitness Tracker.



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  • v BARBIEE52
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    Think of a number between 0 and 20.
    Add 32 to it.
    Multiply by 2. Subtract 1.
    Now close your eyes.
    It's dark, isn't it??

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    1 day ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Some of Your Life's Highs emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Laughing hysterically, dancing your heart out, star gazing, shopping,
    going to the beach, listening to the rain, ice-cream on a hot day,
    feeling wanted, personal jokes, compliments, receiving text messages,
    late night phone calls, Christmas, hugs, kisses, good dreams, holidays, summer,
    knowing someone misses you, knowing someone is thinking of you,
    good hair days, your first kiss, lying on the grass starring into the sky,
    seeing a shooting star, running into an old friend, jumping into a warm bed
    on a cold night, talking for hours about absolutely nothing, looking back on the laughs, receiving presents, giving presents, birthdays, weekends, sleeping in,
    air conditioning when it's hot, being full of energy, being home alone,
    seeing your spouse/friend, watching someone do something stupid,
    and then thinking no one saw, finding $5 on the ground, nice smelling perfume/cologne,,
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    bubble baths, reading a good book, watching the sun come up,
    jumping on a trampoline, sitting in front of the fire on a cold evening,
    falling in love, smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies,
    singing into your hairbrush in your room, turning up your stereo as loud as it will go,
    being so happy it makes you cry, warm nights, finally completing something
    you started a long time ago, achieving a long time goal.
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    5 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    “The most beautiful people we have known
    are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle,
    known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.
    These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity,
    and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion,
    gentleness, and a deep loving concern.
    Beautiful people do not just happen.”
    ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross~

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    11 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, and months over-thinking the past.
    trying to put together pieces, imagining what could've been,
    should've been, or would've been..or you can pick up the pieces off the floor,
    and move on as a stronger, smarter person.
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    13 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon ~~~Ideas for Having a Wonderful Weekend~~~ emoticon
    Friday---Go fishing with friends, fix yourself something special, fly a kite, enjoy fresh fruit
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    Saturday--Sleep in, sit in the park, sing, smile, swim, shop till you drop
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    Sunday--Go sailing, roller skating, stick to your goals, send someone good wishes, sit and relax, share something special, seek new things
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    Hope you have a Fantastic Friday, a Super Saturday, and a Sensational Sunday!!! Hope you enjoy it in whatever you do!!!!

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    15 days ago
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