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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 ...
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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5/4/2016 5:19:01 PM

emoticon ~~1~~ emoticon ""THE VALUE OF ONE"" emoticon ~~1~~ emoticon
emoticon To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade. emoticon
emoticon To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby. emoticon
emoticon To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper. emoticon
emoticon To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
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emoticon To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who just missed a train emoticon .
emoticon To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask someone who just avoided an accident. emoticon
emoticon To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal at the Olympics. emoticon

Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with. And remember time waits for no one.
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Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why its called the present.

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5/2/2016 5:46:54 PM

~~~~~ emoticon ~~~Patience~~~ emoticon ~~~~~
Let's be realistic. You won't drop two jean sizes in a day.
You won't lose 50 lbs. in one month.
You're going to binge every now and then.
You will go a day or two without working out.
Your weight is going to fluctuate here and there.
You're going to try new techniques, and they're aren't going to work.
You're a human being. You're going to fail.
But nothing great is accomplished without a few obstacles.
So, when you come to those obstacles,
tell yourself "I CAN DO IT," and JUST KEEP GOING!!!
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The weather is beautiful here in MN...am doing bike riding, walking..it feels GREAT!! emoticon



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5/1/2016 8:00:05 PM

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Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly.
Frank Tyger
Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.
Frank Tyger
If animals could talk, the world would lose its best listeners.
~Robert Brault
"Silent" and "listen" are spelled with the same letters.
~Author Unknown
God gave us two ears and one mouth, so we can hear twice as much as we say.
~Anonymous
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
~Epictetus
Home is where you can say anything you like cause nobody listens to you anyway.
~Author Unknown
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4/30/2016 6:50:59 PM

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I hope that one day you buy every pretty dress you´ve ever wanted.
I hope you wear them and dance barefoot in summer and laugh.
I hope you smile at all the little things, like flowers, the wind blowing in your face. raindrops,
the smell of fresh cut grass and the laughter of children.
I hope you get that tattoo you´ve always wanted. I hope you learn to speak French Fluently.
I hope you go to Paris and NYC and get lost, and you will be found.
I hope you never stop singing, even when people tell you that you can´t – in fact,
especially then, that´s when I hope you´ll sing the loudest.
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I hope you buy a bracelet everywhere you go,
or something you´ll always remember that place, until your whole arm is filled with them.
I hope you Love God with all your heart. I hope you stop beating yourself up
about everything that´s out of your control.
I hope you have the guts to speak up when something is important to you.
I hope you step out of your comfort zone.
I hope you fall insanely in love with someone unexpected.
I hope you forget about your scars – inside and out –
and in the middle of all this strange and beautiful world you learn to be happy.
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4/29/2016 8:12:40 PM

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When you feel dog tired at night, it may be because you've growled all day long.
~Author Unknown~

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