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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: 422,207

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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    16 days ago
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    emoticon for dropping in for a visit and to read and comment on my Motivational March Day 22 blog. I hope this week holds lots of nice surprises in store for you as you move closer to your March goals.
    22 days ago
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    23 days ago
    emoticon Hello,

    I noticed you showed interest in The 8-Week Battle By Faith Tour #2!

    Please copy/paste the link below and check out the Team. If you feel inspired then make sure to hit that JOIN button to claim your spot! Team goes PRIVATE on 3/29.

    Need support or accountability? Are you competitive? No shortcuts here! Join this Battleground and this Team will help give you a solid foundation that you can continue to build on!

    Have a great weekend!
    25 days ago
    Thanks Rusty, for reading my blog. A big plus for me is our Spirited Under Dawg team and the 5% challenge. It's a healthy distraction to the COVID. I don't like to think of it either because it can be a dark cloud that would like to hover overhead. Thank God for the upcoming spring challenge emoticon
    26 days ago
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