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Sailor for thirty years. Shift worker at a satellite communications facility. Home vegetable/berry/herb gardener. May 2017 was my 33rd wedding anniversary.

Member Since: 5/28/2013

Fitness Minutes: 79,685

My Goals:
160 pounds by February 2018. I woke up in February 2013 at 200 pounds. Got down to 190 by April and got a FITBIT. FITBIT led me to SPARKPEOPLE which has increased my insight on what I need to get out of my food intake and what I need to add to my intake.
When I retired from the service in 2005 I weighed 150, however, in 2003 I had two stents and in 2004 I had a fasciotomy on my lower left leg and I went from leading PT 6 times a week to jogging once a month and then nothing ( I was a travelling instructor from 2005-2007 and went to the gym sometimes but normally, taught, corresponded with home office and ate out.)

My Program:
Exercise 90 minutes a week.

Eliminated those boxed, bagged or canned "meals" shift workers find so convenient.

Log and review my intake to make better choices.

Personal Information:
Born at Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fl and grew up in Maine, Maryland and Florida. Met and married Donna in Naples Italy. Two wonderful children. 25YO Education Counselor who runs the 1st year cybersecurity students' program at OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY. She and her husband have gifted us with three beautiful grand-kittens and live about a mile away. Our 23yo B.S. Archeology son is at home now and looking for a steady gig. He has worked on digs in Jamestown and Connecticut since graduating this year.

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For the past five years I raised raspberries, blue berries, strawberries, sunchokes, asparagus, potatoes, onion, carrots, tomatoes, pole beans, peas, okra, eggplant, various squash, herbs. hot peppers. We also have a mulberry and a nectarine tree. The only thing I grow enough of to can is okra which I pickle. I planted an apple tree and two 5-fruit trees in 2016 and hope to see them flower and fruit one day.

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  • v OLD-NACL
    I do have brainiacs - I am a shift leader for a satellite communications site- the first thing i thought of was buy a heater........A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
    Although the connections are not always obvious, personal change is inseparable from social and political change. -Harriet Lerner, psychologist (b. 30 Nov 1944) emoticon
    47 days ago

    Like your thought for today! emoticon

    so on my blog you wrote "good luck" ..... emoticon emoticon emoticon

    you have any "brainiacs" where you work that could solve this?

    glad to get the update on your dW ~ emoticon

    49 days ago
  • v OLD-NACL
    A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: If you want a symbolic gesture, don't burn the flag, wash it. -Norman Thomas, socialist and social reformer (20 Nov 1884-1968)
    56 days ago

    if I hadn't come to your page to deliver a goodie, I'd have never known that you like encouraging quotes .... you might want to actually put that on the Sparkpage of whoever you were writing it for ~ just a thought

    anyways ::
    Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it. {Anonymous}

    57 days ago
  • v OLD-NACL
    I love motivational quotes. I copy and paste them to a .doc file. In addition to SP quotes I collect from Tumblr and A.w.a.d. (A word a day)
    67 days ago
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