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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: 430,103

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.

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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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    Kayleigh's pool is awesome it is called a spa pool and it has jets all over to relieve sore muscles you can sit on like a lounger on the side of the pool and there are jets all along you! and there are three diifferent shairs with jets in different places and you can swin against different currents too!
    22 hours ago
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    Good morning 🌞. Thank you for your comments on my hamburger/pork burger joke 😁. Have a blessed day 🙏😇
    1 day ago
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    Hello Rusty! It's been a while since I stopped by to say Hi! Hope you are doing well. I'm doing ok. I've been spending a lot of time in the garden this spring and summer. I have strawberries and cherry tomatoes, and lettuce. I tried to grow carrots, but have not had much luck with them. And I have sunflowers coming up like crazy. Those were from seed I planted a year ago that apparently decided to wait me out! lol

    Have you started back to singing with a choir yet? We have been using one person per part and doing a live stream service. Our restrictions are finally lifting and it looks like we will finally have worship in the sanctuary starting June 27th, although I think we will still be on a skeleton crew for choir.

    Have a good week. Susan

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    15 days ago
    Everyone is running around telling me I have to behave,My daughter told her Dad to go in to the heart clinic with me to make sure I told them what was really wrong and what I was really allowed to do ouch!
    20 days ago
    I hope a;; went well with the heart specialist.
    21 days ago
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