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2014 Awesome daughter on PCT

2013 Memorial Day Hike with fam and friend to Three Mile Lake

July 2013 Two day hike passing Waldo Lake


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My objectives for fitness and weight have not changed since I started using this site a years ago. I still want to be CAPABLE of doing everything I want to be able to do! Even if I don't do it!!

I am not exactly a spring chicken, but that does not limit what I want to do. I especially enjoy walking and backpacking, primarily to the small mountain lakes. Thanks to a very active family, we also do some pack-in camping.

I've been a gym rat most of my adult life. At times I have been a bit selfish in finding time to go, but in the long run I developed a strong habit that has made it easy to return after various setbacks.

See you at Alton Baker, or Pisgah, the gym, in a pub or just doing something!!!

Member Since: 3/26/2011

Fitness Minutes: 85,130

My Goals:
Weigh around 200 lbs.

Climb, walk, lift, work, move,.....

Burn enough calories so I can eat more of what I want

Get three hours a week of activity at or close to cardio.

Be able to backpack far enough to be somewhere and carry my share.

Fill some of the empty dates in my life with people and things to do

Go back in time.(optional)

My Program:
Work at being healthy

Cook most everything from scratch, avoid processed foods in favor of those I prepare

Walk, garden, hike, bike, trike; whatever-to get exercise for three hours per week

Adjust my calorie intake to closely match the calories I burn on a weekly basis.

Personal Information:
Closer to 65 than 55

HARD to offend

Intolerant of whiners

like losers as well as

Root for underdogs

spiritual NOT religious

Will do about anything that doesn't hurt me or someone else and doesn't break any (important) laws

Other Information:

Nothing overwhelming but I partake in a fairly wide variety of things in my life.

Started climbing non-tech mountains in the area again.

Usually travel somewhere outside the states each year. Occassionally will take the camper and do a multi-week drive about.

Drift fish local rivers.

Fish the pack-in lakes


See some concerts(wide variety from jazz to classic)

Go see some college football, bball and gymnastics.

See a play a year.

Camper camp a number of times a year.

Hunt(primarily elk)

Enjoy local bars and a beer or two or three on occasion.

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    Wow that is an accomplishment.... Mt. St. Helen. I took the Silver Falls hike last year along the canyon and then back to the campground. Everyone was ahead of me, but I made it! 9.5 miles. I hiked Spencer's Butte the other day. Hopefully, I'll get in better shape so I can do it more often. I love the view! Have a great day and very nice to meet you. emoticon
    1330 days ago
    thanks for visiting my page and adding me as a friend.

    1383 days ago
    Hey Keith, see you are a fellow Eugenian! Thanks for adding me as a friend.
    1445 days ago
    Hi, Keith! Thanks for adding me as a friend! I see you also live in Eugene ~ so that's fun. Have a great day!

    1508 days ago
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    Hello Keith, I was not very successful in getting walks going. I trained last year and did the half-marathon in May of 2011 and that was an accomplishment. But I was not able to get the sparkers going on walks. I don't know if it was timing or what. But I am doing other things now. I hope you are more successful than I was. I've started a weight loss blog elsewhere and would like to help people lose weight. I know what a challenge it is. Good luck with your endeavors.
    Kind regards,
    1560 days ago
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