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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: 418,063

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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    I'm stopping in to say emoticon are u excited THE BATTLE is stating a week early?? YEP you read that right..we are ready to kick start this BATTLE.
    Mark your calendar August 3rd.
    So i was looking through our weigh in page,and noticed your not there!
    I don't want you to miss fact I want you to go all the way!!
    If you need any help posting your information on our weigh in page just let me know..I know this can all be a little overwhelming at first.
    Also dont hesitate..go in to our "Team Support Forum",and get to know our team.
    Together we will make our goals a reality! emoticon
    Please don't hesitate..if you need anything,or have any questions I'm here.BATTLE ON! God Bless,Christina
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    Hi there..welcome to The 8 Week Battle #5!! you are gonna just LOVE it here.this team will give u all the motivation/encouragement u could possibly need.
    im very excited,I have been asked to be the Lieutenant for the Red Team.things might seem a little over whelming at first,so if you need anything please dont hesitate. I know the Battle hasnt started yet..but dont let that stop you.if you would like, come on in to the General Disscussion Forum,or our Team Support Forum,and get to know all of the members.I just know you are a true Warrior & you are gonna do emoticon .I wish you the best.god bless,Christina
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    4237 days ago
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    Hi Fellow Warrior!

    Stopping by to WELCOME you to the 8-Week Battle #5! Hope you are up for a CHALLENGE!

    By joining up to participate in the battle, you are making a commitment to yourself and teammates for the duration of the competition. You are committing to setting goals and using the powerful force of community support to reach those goals. This is the 5th 8-Week Battle and each battle has proven to be very successful for many Sparkers!

    That's right - the most important ingredients in your diet should be "support" and "motivation." With these two things combined, your chances of remaining committed and reaching your goals are much greater!

    Jump right in and get battle ready before you begin! Look over all the "Sticky Topics" and get familiar with your battle field! If you are new to the Battle, make sure you read all the information listed under the “General Team Discussion Forum”. Each team has a team “Lieutenant” who well help answer your questions and provide with you support. Your Lieutenant will contact you soon.

    Did deep and find your inner warrior – prepare for Battle! Battle begins August 10th!

    “Try not! Do or do not. There is no Try. Yoda!”

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    Tanya & Bridget
    8-Week Battle #5 Team Leaders

    4237 days ago
    You have lost a lot of weight! Way to go!!!!!!

    4240 days ago
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