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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: 22,484

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
    emoticon Cal,
    TEN FACTS ABOUT YOU

    1. You're reading this right now.
    2. You're realizing that is a stupid fact.
    4. You didn't notice I skipped three.
    5. You're checking now.
    6. You're smiling.
    7. You're still reading this even though it's stupid.
    9. You didn't realize I skipped eight.
    10. You're checking again and smiling about how you fell for it again.
    11. You're enjoying this.
    12. You didn't realize that there is only suppose to be ten facts.
    emoticon emoticon Fill your day with sunshine, & smiles!! emoticon emoticon
    Barb emoticon emoticon emoticon
    6 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    When you feel dog tired at night, it may be because you've growled all day long.
    ~Unknown~

    Barb
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    Hoping you have a marvelous weekend!! emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon ~~MAKING A DIFFERENCE~~ emoticon emoticon
    One day a man was walking along the beach
    when he noticed a figure in the distance.
    As he got closer, he realized the figure was that of a boy
    picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.

    Approaching the boy, he asked "What are you doing ?".
    The boy replied "throwing a starfish into the ocean.
    The sun is up and the tide is going down. If I don't throw them back, they'll die".

    "Son" the man said "don't you realize
    there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish?
    You can't possibly make a difference?"

    After listening politely, the boy bent down,
    picked up another starfish and threw it into the surf.
    Then, smiling at the man, he said,
    "I made a difference for that one".
    ~Unknown~
    emoticon emoticon Make a Difference To Someone Today" emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    Everyone says love hurts, but that isn't true.
    Loneliness hurts.
    Rejection hurts.
    Losing someone hurts.
    Envy hurts.
    Everyone gets these things confused with love,
    but in reality love is the only thing
    in this world that covers up all the pain
    and makes someone feel wonderful again.
    Love is the only thing in this world that does not hurt.

    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~*~Barb~*~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon Cal,

    Just stopping by,
    To say "Hi" emoticon
    And how are you?
    Are you Happy or blue? emoticon emoticon
    If you're happy, smile. emoticon
    If you're blue, smile. emoticon
    And after awhile,
    You'll be happy, too!! emoticon emoticon
    Sending Lots of ((((HUGS))) & smiles,
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    5 days ago
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