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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: 22,744

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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    You have to take the good with the bad,
    Smile when you're sad,
    love what you've got,
    and remember what you had.
    Always forgive, but never forget.
    Learn from your mistakes, but never regret.
    People change. things go wrong,
    Just remember, life goes on.
    It's. a new day, it's a new week
    Start off fresh to accomplish your best.
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    **~~**~~**~~**~~**~~HAPPY MONDAY!!~~**~~**~~**~~**~~**
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    4 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    I just can't believe it's fall,
    the most colorful season of all.
    The leaves they will fall.
    and the weather turns cool
    There's so many reasons
    To enjoy this season.
    ~~~Barb~~~

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    emoticon emoticon ""Enjoy this season they call "Fall" emoticon emoticon
    3 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    I run.....
    I'm slower than a herd of turtles,
    stampeding through peanut butter...
    But...I run

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    4 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52

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    I believe my house is haunted.
    Every time I look in my mirror, a crazy old lady
    stands in front of me, so I can't see my reflection.

    Actually you can have a healthy sex life well into your later years
    assuming you can stand the sight of someone your age naked.
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    Don't think of them as hot flashes,
    think of it as your inner child playing with matches.

    "And another thing Francis, all this fuss about Same Sex marriage.
    I just don't see what the big deal is.
    Harvey and I have been having the same sex for 54 years.
    and to tell you the truth, it isn't worth getting all upset over."
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    When I get old, I'm not going to sit around knitting.
    I'm going to be clicking my "Life Alert" button
    to see how many hot firefighters show up

    "What kind of tea is that?"
    "I don't know, but I found it in my grandson's room.".
    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~Here's to Getting Older~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    6 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    If you're helping someone and expecting something in return,
    you're doing business not kindness.
    ~~~Jonathan Kitavi~~~
    NOT everyone will appreciate what you do for them...
    YOU have to figure out who's worth your kindness
    AND who's just taking advantage....
    ~~~Unknown
    Always be sure to show compassion and kindness to strangers..
    for you never know when you may be in the company of an angel...
    angels don't always have wings.
    ~~~Nishan Panwar~~~
    Being kind to someone, only to look kind to others,
    defeats the purpose of being kind.
    ~~~Unknown~~~

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    7 days ago
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