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I'm a 68 year old married white male, with 3 grown children and 6 grand children. I love history, old architecture, international travel and retirement. Spent most of my adult life training business & professional people here and abroad, plus worked with refugees from 1996 to 2009. June 2010, we moved to mountains of northeast California (from Chicago area), to be caregivers for widowed Moms. Mine's 89 and had strokes; mother in law is 85 and has alzheimers. We did such a good job with my Mom, she moved out - next door, so we do now have a bit more privacy. Both my Mom and wife love to cook, so I could use dieting/exercising encouragement. I'd also love to meet new friends, as we live in small logging town of 2300. Thanks for your help and understanding - blessings, Larry - lskendrick@frontier.com

Member Since: 8/14/2008

My Goals:
I hope to lose 75 pounds in the next two years - so I can enjoy my retirement and be healthy enough to travel and help family and friends as needed

My Program:
I've used calorie & behavior modification goals in the past that work for me - key thing is to keep calories under 1800 per day. I did this a couple of years ago and lost 35 lbs, but put it all back on. I also need to workout on treadmill regularly, plus other exercises, hiking, etc.

Personal Information:
Born & raised in California, I graduated San Francisco State University in 1966 with a BA in History. Later earned a Master's in Education. Have been a trainer/leader of lay business people most of my career. Married 43 years last Sept. 2; have 3 grown children and 6 grand kids - 4 in Germany, & 2 in Pennsylvania. Older daughter has no kids - only horses, and lives in Maryland

Other Information:
I love estate and library book sales in U.S., and fleamarkets in Germany where our son and family live (near Heidelberg). We like to visit, babysit and vacation with them in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, etc. I Retired in 12/09, "decluttered," remodeled, and sold our house; packed and moved in June, 2010 to mountains of northeast California (Chester), to be caregivers for our elderly Moms. We live with my Mom, who is 87 and has had 2 strokes; & we drive 5 hours to San Francisco Bay area to "Mom sit" mother-in-law with alzheimers.

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    823 days ago

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    3158 days ago
    Stopping by from the Seniors 60+ - Fit For Life team to check up on you. How are you doing? Please stop by the team or shoot me an email and let me know. See you on the team threads!

    Nancy, co-leader
    3209 days ago
    Well there's a small world Larry!!
    We will be in my home town of Hastings, East Sussex. My mum was born in Groby, Leicester and I still have relations up there in the Midlands. It will be lovely to visit them.
    Yes I know that many English girls were swept off their feet and married Yanks in WWII. Your grandmother sounded a plucky girl and travelled far...I know it gets in the blood! My grandparents immigrated to South Africa in the early 1950s before I was born, my grandmother returned alone in mid 1970s. Since we have been here we have travelled to different countries in Africa many times. My husband Joseph feels a special calling to the African people. Thank you so much for your prayers...things are a little stressful here as we still need a buyer for this house.
    3429 days ago
    Hi, Larry. It's me again. While neither of my parents had Alzheimer's, my dad died at 50 when a beri-aneurysm broke in his head. My mother fell at work 2 years later at 52 and her brain whiplashed up against the inside of her skull. She eventually ended up in a nursing home and all together it took her 26 years to die. Very hard on all of us. They were both so active and vibrant before this happened. Both were 'jaw-dropping great' on the dance floor. Today, they both may have had a chance to recover.

    Take care and good luck with your goals.

    3430 days ago
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