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Hi, my name's Ted, I'm a granddad/great-granddad to 18 kiddies, father of 4, and married to Linda for 44 years... Live in Hesperia, CA., been up here for over 24 years, originally from L.A... Any Sparkers in the High Desert or surrounding areas, give me a buzz or email me... I'd like to find a LOCAL accountability/workout partner...

01/30/2017 - Going to be a banner year! New great grand baby due in May and another grand baby due in June!

01/09/2015 - Here we go again... Two more grand kids coming, one in May, another in July! One more great- grand kid born in March... Whatta blessing! So proud and grateful to be a part of this wonderful family of ours...

01/15/2014 - Found out that I'm gonna be a granddad again(no. 12).

08/07/2013 - Going to see grandson Tad and his wife Kimmy tomorrow for dessert, and to find out what gender our great grandchild is... Call me GREAT grandpa now....

07/18/2013 - Looking forward to flying up to Seattle WA. to see our sone Pete & his girlfriend Jeanette...

09/23/2011 - Well, it's official... We (my wife and I) are new empty-nesters now... Moved my 26yr old son Pete up to Seattle 3 wks ago and now we're in this big ol' house by ourselves... So far so good, spending some time consoling my wife cuz she misses her baby, but that's what I'm here for... Got a job at the end of August, working for S. Bernardino County. Outdoors, very physical, and I enjoy it! It's cut into my workouts BIG time which is a challenge, but it'll work out... Have gained about 8lbs, but am confident I'll be back on track to 168 soon...

01/27/12 - Still up around 181 lbs and still struggling to find quality workout time... Only playing racquetball about once every other week, and that just kills me! Thought that having Fridays off would help, but it seems that that's the only time I have for doctor's appointments, auto maintenance, doing the wash, grocery shopping, etc.... Something will break though, and I WILL be back on track!

11/09/12 - Now I've gained another 9 lbs!! Still trying to find time to do workouts... Again, it's sporadic at best. The hours I put in at work don't help, but something's gonna happen! At least I've started getting on track with the food consumption thing...

Member Since: 6/21/2010

Fitness Minutes: 84,098

My Goals:
Currently at 186 lbs. I basically track my food, and watch/change/adjust my eating habits which seems to be a large part of the process. I shoot for 3 days cardio and 2 days of strength training, want to get down to 180-185. Did my very first 5k mud run for my 69th birthday in an hour... Fun!

My Program:
Use Sparkpeople Nutrition and Fitness pages to help keep me on track... Constantly reading food labels!! Search the internet to find tables on nutritional values of different foods to help make smarter choices. I walk/run a minimum 2 days a week, and play racquetball at least 2 days (competitive). Weight/strength training.
4/21/11 - 5k for time: 34:00

Personal Information:
From Los Angeles, CA
Currently living in Hesperia, CA Married 44yrs to my best friend, am a Christian , proud dad to 4 kids the oldest being 42, proud grandpa to 15 grandchildren and have 3 great-grand babies.
Kind of semi-retired.
Like to read, action movies, camping/fishing/hiking
racquetball, golf, crosswords, scrabble,
photography, teaching Sunday school.

Other Information:
Favorite books/authors: The Bible by God, the Merlin Trilogy by Mary Stewart, The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkein, Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, Harlan Coben, Victor Hugo, John Steinbeck, Cormac McCarthy Alexandre Dumas the Pendergast series by Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child, Bernard Cornwell, Laura Hillenbrand, Science Fiction.

Favorite music/artists: Christian music, traditional hymns, rock and gospel, Toby Mac, Francesca Battistelli, Newsboys, Third Day, Jars of Clay, Casting Crowns... 60's to 80's secular rock and classical music too...

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  • v PROT358
    Hi Ted!

    I'm very glad to hear she is home. That sounds like a lot for such a young girl to go through. I hope her numbers even out and life returns to normal for her soon!

    I'm not sure about running with Dad. He has ran in 5K races before, and he usually finishes first in his age class. He runs an 8-minute mile (or maybe even faster). I'd say I'm lucky to get 13 minutes. We did walk one 3K together once, and he was driving the pace. Now back when we had a gym membership at the YMCA, Dad and I would go there together. We went our separate ways to different classes or machines, but that was nice!

    Thanks for the ideas and the well wishes. I hope you have a wonderful week too!


    1646 days ago
  • v PROT358
    Thank you for the kind words on the blog the other day.

    If I remember correctly, Dad prefers ASICS running shoes. We could run together ... except his pace is like twice as fast as mine. He really moves! It wasn't a bad idea though.

    I haven't heard much from you. Is your granddaughter out of the hospital? I have been thinking about her and your family. I hope you all are well!
    1647 days ago
  • v PROT358
    It was good to hear from you! I have missed you!

    I'm sorry I was gone for a year. I read your kind messages. I still got my sparkpoints and tracked things (inconsistently) and ghosted the site. But emotionally I have been in a bad place and I wasn't ready to come out or figure out how.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your granddaughter. I gather she is expected to recover? I will pray for her. I hope she leaves the hospital soon. It must be very hard for her especially since she is so young.

    Thank you for your kind words!

    1668 days ago
  • v ROX525
    No my DH is not a vet. The draft ended and he didn't enlist. Thank you for your service. Happy Veteran's Day tomorrow.
    1727 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/10/2016 12:54:45 PM
  • v ROX525
    I am on my knees Ted. Thank you for your prayers.
    1813 days ago
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