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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: 400,441

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.


Other Information:
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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  • v INSPIRATIONAL3
    THANK YOU FOR VISITING ME HAVE BEEN AWAY FOR A WHILE BUT LEARNED I MISSED U AND MY SPARK FAMILY AND AM BACK READY TO BE SUCCESSFUL....HOPE ALL IS WELL AND WONDERFUL IN YOUR WORLD emoticon
    5 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Dare to be what your best self knows you ought to be. Dare to be a bigger human being than you have ever been. Have great hopes. Jim Good
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    12 days ago
  • v DIANEDOESSMILES
    HI Rusty,, the starting date hasn't been announced yet. In the meantime though on the 2020 Fall 5% Challenge are the countdown activities we have began. These are invaluable in helping us now on the break as well as thru the challenge. They are under the Plan to Succeed forum.

    Also we are active during the break. Please just jump right back in. The LTGL is of our own choice,,, maybe you'd benefit from a certain amount of exercise, or tracking your food,,, anything you wish to work on. WOOHOO!!! Be so happy to have you with us on this.

    Doing both of these steps is so good for us.

    LOLOLOL I HAVE to GO!! LOL Izzy is STARING ME DOWN it's her time for me to play with her, and she's so excited, all I can do is laugh.
    14 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    If you have a problem . . . think if you have the knowledge & expertise to deal w/it. If not, figure out who does & can help, then call on them for advice. Raul Valdes-Perez
    15 days ago
  • v SPARROW125
    Thanks for commenting on my virtual walk on the Scottish Highlands Trail! Much appreciated. emoticon
    17 days ago
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