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A little about me... I've had a relationship with Uncle Sam since 1984 when I joined the Guard and made it full time when I joined the Army in 1990. I've been his ever since. Unfortunately, my weight has always been a struggle, which makes it rough in my line of work. Every couple of years or so I seem to get it "under control" for a while until I lapse back into old habits/patterns and I end up back where I started - sometimes worse. Want this to be the last time I battle the weight demon and create a new "weigh" of life!

On my second deployment to Iraq - have just under two months left. Hoping to make a dent in my weight before I get back to the states, so I can continue to lose once I'm home!

Member Since: 12/4/2005

Fitness Minutes: 78,388

My Goals:
My immediate goal is to lose 30 pounds, long term - subtract another 25 or so and I'll be ecstatic. Also hope to clear out some of the clutter I just can't seem to live without that I've been hauling around the U.S. with me for the past 20 years.

My Program:
Getting into a routine I can live with both during the week and on weekends. Make sure to log every morsel that passes my lips in my food journal. To help with water intake, I take a bottle with me everywhere and try to drink 16-20 ounces everytime I'm in the car.

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I move around a lot for work, so I've become a gypsy of sorts. At the moment I'm in the desert for what should be my last deployment to Iraq. Once this is over, then I'll return to TX for about a year. From there... ?

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I enjoy reading, crocheting, cross stitch, and multiple other nitnoid crafts. If my hands are busy, they can't feed my face...

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    Thanks for stopping by and the congrats as MOD. What a surprise indeed. I thought you were gone again since I'd not seen you as of late.

    Hope all is well in your world and wishing you and yours a wonderful Holiday.
    2744 days ago
    Thanks for the blog comment! It is much appreciated! You're right, Nike has it nailed! Hope you're having a great Hump Day!
    2818 days ago
    How are you doing? I was reading the post you left in regards to the post with the scale that will send your weight directly to sparkpeople.com. That sounds like a cool tool. You mentioned you bought a fitbit. What exactly is a fitbit? How does it help you? Also, thank you for serving!! I live in China and I am from the United States. I think living away from my homeland has really helped me appreciate all the blessings and freedom we have in the US and grateful for those who make it possible.
    2819 days ago
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    Thanks for adding me as a friend...So Hope you had a good day.
    2926 days ago
  • v KARLY47
    Wishing you the best.I added you as a friend...Have a great day
    2927 days ago
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