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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 ...
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.
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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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BARBIEE52
2/9/2016 7:00:15 PM

~~~ emoticon ~~~~~RULES OF CHOCOLATE~~~~~ emoticon ~~~
1. If you've got chocolate on your hands, you're eating it to slow.
2. Chocolate raisins, cherries, and strawberries count as fruit.
3. Eat a chocolate bar before a meal. It'll take the edge off your appetite.
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4. Money talks. Chocolate sings.
5. Chocolate has many preservatives. Preservatives make you look young.
6. Eat equal amount of white and dark chocolate...they'll contradict each other for a balanced diet.
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7. There's no Chocolate Anonymous. No one wants to quit.
8. If you can't get 2 lbs. of chocolate home in a hot car, eat it in the parking lot.
9. Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your daily things to do list. That way, you get one thing done.
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2/8/2016 5:48:19 PM

emoticon emoticon ~~~She Who Loves Chocolate~~ emoticon emoticon
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Rich, creamy, sensual,
This incredibly, delectable sensation was never meant to be shared.

She wouldn't dream of desecrating a luscious, hand-dipped truffle,
perfectly bite sized for one, by dividing it in two.

And who ever heard of sharing a pint of
hot fudge, chocolate chip, double brownie surprise ice cream.

Her friends tease her...they say she needs to go to
Chocolate's Anonymous. But why...she has no intention of quitting.
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2/7/2016 8:36:58 PM

With Valentine's Day only a week away, I am dedicating this week to Chocolate, because there's nothing better than sharing with a friend..unless it is a friend with chocolate.
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~~~~TOP 10 Reasons I Love Chocolate~~~~
10. Better than sex...most of the time.
9. Always more at the store.
8. Makes my mouth happy.
7. Something fun to do alone.
6. Cheaper than Prozac.
5. Surprise centers.
4. Hides easily in my pocket.
3. Two words - mood swings.
2. Comes in pretty boxes.
AND THE #1 REASON "I LOVE CHOCOLATE" is....
Being addicted won't get you arrested.
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2/6/2016 7:08:25 PM

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If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends.
If broken by an inside force, life begins.
Great things always happen from the inside.

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2/1/2016 6:12:37 PM

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Every day you wait is another day you will never get back again.
The most important thing is not to be bitter about life's disappointments.
Learn to let go of the past.
Don't be afraid to make mistakes, because most of the time
the greatest rewards come from doing the things that scare you the most.
Maybe you'll get everything you wish for.
Maybe you'll get more than you could ever imagine.
Who knows where life may take you?
The road is long...and in the end,
the journey is your destination.

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