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Sailor for thirty years. Shift worker at a satellite communications facility. Home vegetable/berry/herb gardener. 2014 will be my 30th wedding anniversary.
Sailor for thirty years. Shift worker at a satellite communications facility. Home vegetable/berry/herb gardener. 2014 will be my 30th wedding anniversary.

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 current weight: 172.0 

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Member Since: 5/28/2013

SparkPoints: 41,299

Fitness Minutes: 45,864

My Goals:
160 pounds by September 2014. 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 still living with us, a 22YO grad student at OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY and a 19yo freshman at TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

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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 pepers. Haven't had luck with corn yet, maybe next year. We also have a mulberry and a nectarine tree. Last year I got a canning kit but the only thing I've done is pickle okra. Always next year.

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6/30/2014 2:45:59 AM

Your positive attitude is an inspiration! You are an emoticon motivator! emoticon

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5/8/2014 6:38:26 PM

hey Les ... we have a 2nd home in Oregon. As for fishing, we'll be going to various places such as Henry Hagg Lake, Newport Bay, and rivers like the Clackamas, Nehalem, & Rogue.

30 years married? good for you two!! sounds like you'll have lots of fun.
nice that your kids can take care of your bride when you have to go back to work.


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5/6/2014 7:50:18 AM

DW and I will celebrate our 30th Anniversary Memorial Day Weekend. She has booked a weekend at a vineyard in Williamsburg - tastings, horse/carriage rides, etc...can't wait. Then, on the 27th she'll have knee replacement surgery on her right knee. I have 90 hours leave and personal time built up so the first two weeks I can give her 100 percent. I'm on eve shift through mid_July, thank Heaven I have two wonderful adult children who can step up in the evenings to provide company - and serve dinner! emoticon

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3/20/2014 5:35:57 PM

Looked at your soup recipe & it looks yummy altho I've only had chorizo one time & found it to be spicier than I care for. However, because of the other soup ingredients, they would probably mellow it out while still providing great flavor.

will try this soon. how did the boys like it?

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3/7/2014 3:57:51 PM

I'm a shift worker with Thursday/Friday off, so today is my "Sunday" and had a wonderful weekend. Wee wet and windy out so I cooked and cleaned. Donna is doing better. She had a pseudo-Jones fracture on the outer right edge of her right foot (a tendon tears and takes a bit of bone with it) about 6 weeks ago but she's up, walking and driving now. She will have right knee replacement end of May so I'll probably take a few weeks off to offer TLC and butlery! Cheers and get better! les emoticon

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