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Hi! Update- My short story is live on Amazon Kindle, The Secret Chronicles of East Aby: Zhanna, Assassin of the Hills. The traditional paperback will be published by CreateSpace.com Amazon.com/author/mannsg
I'm Steven, a 66 year-old RETIRED High School/College teacher. I have a son and daughter and another daughter. My youngest daughter heavily involved in raising my two granddaughters. I now have two more grandchildren-Twins..Brother and sister, 13 months old . At my heaviest I weighed 250. On a 5'7" body, I was a mini-blimp. Then I had a visitation from the God of Triple Angioplasty's. I managed to get down to 242. I stayed at that weight for several years. I finally found a eating style I can cook and live with, South Beach Diet. Now my current weight is 225. Still a ways to go, but enjoying the ride to get there. I'm good at visualization: I can see myself looking like I want to look. I do work towards the vision...then, CRAP, I for no apparent reason begin to undo what I 'just done'. I know that somewhere inside of me - there's a better Me. Right now I'm doing one thing I've always wanted to do: WRITE. I've always been a fan of the 'What if -' genre of historical fiction. Also I read a Lot of 'Who done it?' mysteries. So I'm writing short stories and flash fiction in both those genre's. Most are posted on my author's blog. So far I'm unpublished, but, I am proud of my small collection of rejection slips from publishers. At least they know I'm here. One of the rewards of getting older is you can slow down. Sometimes its at your chosen pace, other times your body makes those choices. That's me.

Member Since: 7/6/2007

My Goals:
complete at least 5 short stories
get into 33" - 35" waist pants.....
not have to wear an oversized t-shirt to the swimming pool....
weight-loss compliments....

My Program:
More realistic!
Setting short-term achievable goals.
G1 - Attitude adjustment. Begin EVERY day with a positive attitude mantra. Do not waste my time with problems, but enjoy the challenge of opportunities.
G2 - lose 3 pounds a week.
G3 - walk as much as possible. Create a walking environment at work.
G4 - Eat Clean (foods close to the ground)
G5 - Be around positive people.

Personal Information:
I live in the SW Missouri Ozarks, with my wife and cattle dog. We all reside in a comfortable 101 year old two story Carthage stone home, now being slowly remodeled.

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My author page: http://www.writing.com/main/portfolio/

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