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My name is Bill. I gained a lot of weight over the past several years taking care of my beautiful wife. Now that she has passed away after a 4-year battle with Amyloidosis, it is time to start taking care of myself. The first year had mixed results, but I'm determined to turn this around. The activity isn't the problem - it's the healthy eating. I will do this, though!

I'm taking part in the Spring 5% Challenge. My goal is to lose 11 pounds during the challenge.

My name is Bill. I gained a lot of weight over the past several years taking care of my beautiful wife. Now that she has passed away after a 4-year battle with Amyloidosis, it is time to start taking care of myself. The first year had mixed results, but I'm determined to turn this around. The activity isn't the problem - it's the healthy eating. I will do this, though!

I'm taking part in the Spring 5% Challenge. My goal is to lose 11 pounds during the challenge.



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Member Since: 3/2/2009

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My Goals:
I want to get to 180 lbs by August 2105. While I can't run very much due to tendon damage after a broken leg, I want to continue the habit of exercising daily while eating healthier.

My Program:
Eat healthy, watch the portion sizes, and exercise frequently. This formula always works, but it's easier said than done! I've got to find a way to make them habits instead of things that I HAVE to do.

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I live in San Antonio, Texas - an absolutely great place! (except perhaps in July and August...)

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I grew up in Texas, but spent 26 years in the Air Force. After retiring from the Air Force, I worked another 15 years at Brooks AFB, TX as a contractor. I love outdoor activities of all types. I especially like hiking vacations. My son and my 7-year old grandson went with me on a 20-mile hike in the mountains of Wyoming last year.

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BARBIE176
4/15/2016 1:15:14 AM

Today's quote is from Helen Keller:

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.:

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4/12/2016 11:40:00 AM

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ROX525
3/15/2016 9:50:30 AM

We have it down to a science as 10 year old Shepherd before this one got it 7 times, not to mention the times our 3 different Golden's were hit. We always use the Dawn, peroxide and baking soda. It works great but sometimes have to hit them twice in a row with it. Our 12 1/2 year old Golden thankfully wasn't in on the escapade this morning with the Shepherd!

Use the rule of threes. Maurillo recommends a three-step bathing process:
1) Start with Dawn or another de-greasing soap to break up the oils and cut the stench a bit.
2) Mix an antidote – one quart peroxide, ¼ cup baking soda, 1 tsp Dawn – and rub it into your pet's fur, down to the skin. Use a hand towel to wash your pet's face, avoiding his eyes. (If the eyes need washing, use cool water, and rinse from the inner corner outwards.) Let mixture stand 5-15 minutes; rinse with fresh water. Note: do not pre-mix the antidote; storing it in a covered container COULD lead to it blowing up, so wait until you need it. Rinse your pet off promptly so he doesn't get blond highlights by mistake.
3) Wash again with pet shampoo.

Tomato juice is the most famous method, but many owners report that it doesn't zap the odor so much as make the hound smell like a skunk Bloody Mary. That's because tomato juice masks the smell; the oxidation process actually fights it. You can also try a vinegar-and-water dilution, but according to "Mythbusters," the most effective anti-skunk-tail is the peroxide mixture above. Whatever you use, finish up with pet shampoo to re-balance your pet's coat's pH.




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LIVEDAILY
3/14/2016 3:36:49 PM

Thanks for reading my blog about my busy weekend! You've been busy, too!! Good for you!! Doesn't it feel great to get rid of "stuff"??
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LIVEDAILY
2/29/2016 2:38:13 PM

Hi Bill! Thanks for reading my blog, and for the encouragement!!
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