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I am a 71 year old man terminally married to my wife, 72, for 49 years. We have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. My wife is a retired teacher and I am a retired judge and lawyer. My hobbies are hiking, railroading, singing, amateur acting, and youth work. As I started my career in my hometown I was asked to get on the boards of clubs and service organizations and worked until serving as President when I could get off. Scouting, Boy and Girl, involved unit, District and Council work. As I hurried to serve my community my family began to need me to work with their interests which involved a little coaching and a lot of chauffeuring and watching games. By the time I hit 40 I had love handles and by the time I was 50 I was a River Buoy. My body was wearing out, knees needed replacing and old sports injuries were affecting my ability to enjoy life as I wanted to enjoy.
SP was recommended as a tool to take care of my life if I would use. I joined and looked at the site at least once a week. Finally I decided I would do better. Joined a couple teams and lost 150 pounds. My favorite team died out I had surgery that left me unable to exercise much but I did eat back 100 of those pounds I lost. I've now worn off 50 of those 100.

Member Since: 5/9/2007

Fitness Minutes: 404,521

My Goals:
It is my goal to reach 250 pounds.

My Program:
Tracking everything I eat and drink and staying under 1900 calories a day. I plan to walk 2-4 miles a day 4 days a week.

Personal Information:
I live in east Arkansas on "The River" and am blessed to have the delta and Crowley's Ridge which provide unlimited outdoor activity and sports. Also, we have a great history created over the years and have Civil War sites recreated as well as original sites preserved. We have one of the largest Blues Festivals in the world. Always something great happening.

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I always thought I would retire and my wife and I would hike and camp, sans Scouts, just the two of us, and I would write an article about the railroads in my home county. Physically we will have to work to be able to hike flat ground! I have a years worth of material gathered over 30 years to organize so I can write the article.

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    Hiya..I'll tell you what..I'm so tired.
    I'm just so excited ,so tell me how does it feel to be a LOSER?? I couldn't wait any longer,I had to do the happy dance all the way to your page!
    YOU are a True Warrior..I never doubted you for a second.
    Your hard work,and determination is definitely showing.
    Give everything you do your absolute best,and you will for sure reach your goals.God Bless,Christina
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    4095 days ago
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    Hope you have a wonderful day!!

    and you hold
    so you can
    defeat all of
    that may come your way!!
    ~You as a"WARRIOR"~
    Will become stronger,day by day!!!

    Hope it was ok I added you to my Friend List...
    4096 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/10/2009 2:51:41 PM
  • v BABY-G1
    Nothing average ever stood as a monument to progress. When progress is looking for a partner it doesn't turn to those who believe they are only average. It turns instead to those who are forever searching and striving to become the best they possibly can. If we seek the average level we cannot hope to achieve a high level of success. Our only hope is to avoid being a failure.

    A. Lou Vickery

    This is for the warrior in you....No warrior ever became excellent by being ok with current conditions...strive for excellence and leave average lying in the dust...Here's to an amazing week..

    Brandi (red team)
    4097 days ago
    hope you had a great weekend emoticon

    I wake up every day with the realization that this is it, that there's only one shot at this life and I can either enjoy the ride and live it to its fullest and to my highest potential or I can stay the way I am.

    We can reverse years of damage to our bodies by deciding to raise our standards for ourselves, then living differently. Old wounds heal, injuries repair, and the whole system improves with just a few changes in what we put into our bodies and how we move them.

    good luck on our weigh in tomorrow,and have a great evening emoticon
    4097 days ago
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    I'm droppin in to remind you that weigh in day is Monday! Yep thats right,tomorrow.
    So tell me..are you ready?
    Are you doing all the things you have set out to accomplish?
    I am ready to see the Warrior within YOU! so i say BRING IT!!
    I'm wishing YOU the best.god bless,Christina
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    4097 days ago