JUSTLYLE   137,080
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Me at 184 - September 2007 - by old wooden threshing machine

June 2006 - 235 pounds

Rosella & Lyle's 50th Anniversary, ain't she cute!

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An old married farmer with 4 married son's and 10 wonderful grandkids and three great grandson's. I started OLD FAT FARMERS and OTHERS team for those with an interest in farming. Have not had a lot of interest, do you suppose it's the name?
An old married farmer with 4 married son's and 10 wonderful grandkids and three great grandson's. I started OLD FAT FARMERS and OTHERS team for those with an interest in farming. Have not had a lot of interest, do you suppose it's the name?



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 current weight: 229.0 

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Member Since: 1/7/2007

SparkPoints: 137,080

Fitness Minutes: 73,208

My Goals:
To be able to walk up stairs fast without panting. Update June 10th. 2007. I am maintaining at 190.

My Program:
To go slow and steady.

Personal Information:
In Mar. of 2006 I weighed 251. I decided it was time to quit buying larger clothes and do something. My wife was battling high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol count and borderline diabetes and she started watching her food selection and portions. I went from 251 to 237 Jan. 7th. when I found SPARKS. We live on a farm in Northern Ill. We are actively farming. As you can see from my pictures we enjoy flowers, gardening and grandkids. I'm on the LEE COUNTY board for THRIVENT doing volunteer work in the surrounding communities. Very satisfying endeavor.

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My latest book I enjoyed was JUNE by Mary Sanders Smith. Published by LINTEL 24 Blake, Middletown, NY 10940. It's a story of summer life in the 1940's on a farm through the eyes of a young niece.

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Member Comments:
3/29/2015 10:20:19 PM

I plan on writing a blog when time permits. So happy all my sons were able to come along and two of their wives. Sure happy they get their interest in history from me, very important to know where you came from.

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3/28/2015 7:32:48 AM

Good morning, SKEETER, on this last Saturday of March 2015. I have been remiss in thanking you for a SparkGoodie that you had sent my way. Thank you for thinking of me. I see that you have been checking out your connection to the Civil War and tracing steps of those who went before you.

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12/27/2014 9:28:46 AM

Good morning, SKEETER! We are close to the ending of 2014 and the beginning of a new year = 2015. Are you ready? I have not seen any posts for you in a long time. I hope this finds you well and happy and SPARKING along the highway of good health.

Let me hear from you.

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12/24/2014 9:29:20 PM

I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

{This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }

'Twas the night before Jesus came
and all through the house
Not a creature was praying,
Not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

The light of His face made me cover my head
It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
Was written the name of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

The people whose names had been written with love
He gathered to take to His Father above.
With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
While all the rest were left standing around.

I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There's only one life and when comes the last call
We'll find that the Bible was true after all!

(by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.

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10/26/2014 6:22:24 PM

Hello Lyle! Just stopping by to say hello? Hope you are well.

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