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Sailor for thirty years. Shift leader at a satellite communications facility. Home vegetable/berry/herb gardener. May 2020 was my 36th wedding anniversary.

Member Since: 5/28/2013

Fitness Minutes: 97,969

My Goals:
Steady progress on healthy chocies. I woke up in February 2013 at 200 pounds. Got down to 190 by April and got a FITBIT. FITBIT led me to SPARKPEOPLE which has increased my insight on what I need to get out of my food intake and what I need to add to my intake.
When I retired from the service in 2005 I weighed 150, however, in 2003 I had two stents and in 2004 I had a fasciotomy on my lower left leg and I went from leading PT 6 times a week to jogging once a month and then nothing ( I was a travelling instructor from 2005-2007 and went to the gym sometimes but normally, taught, corresponded with home office and ate out.)

My Program:
Exercise 90 minutes a week.

Eliminated those boxed, bagged or canned "meals" shift workers find so convenient.

Log and review my intake to make better choices.

Personal Information:
Born at Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fl and grew up in Maine, Maryland and Florida. Met and married Donna in Naples Italy. Two wonderful children. One is an Education Counselor who runs the 1st year cybersecurity students' program at OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY. She and her husband have gifted us with three beautiful grand-kittens and live about a mile away. Our son B.S, Archaeology UVA works on digs in Jamestown and Connecticut since graduating this year and worked at Jefferson's Poplar Halls in Lynchburg. His current work at Jamestown's team revealed the original western brick wall of the Church where the original Virginia Burgess convened marking the first democratic government in the new world in 1619. Same year as the first African slaves were introduced to what is now the U.S.A.. On this 400th anniversary both events will be highlighted at Jamestown this year. For more on Jamestown Church excavations check Virginia Pilot online (newpaper) or WVEC television website,

Other Information:
I raise raspberries, blue berries, strawberries, sunchokes, asparagus, potatoes, onion, carrots, tomatoes, pole beans, peas, okra, eggplant, various squash, herbs. hot peppers. We also have a mulberry and a nectarine tree. The only thing I grow enough of to can is okra which I pickle. I planted an apple tree and two 5-fruit trees in 2016 and hope to see them flower and fruit one day. Two years ago I put in some apple trees and last year I put in a fig tree.

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  • v 1BLUEMAC
    hello i think it will be alright i broke my foot the last day of january and i ended up feeling sorry for myself i think i have some ideas going forward
    85 days ago
    Are you interested in a Challenge?

    The Biggest Loser goes for 10 weeks. It consists of 10 teams participating in weekly Fitness and Nutrition challenges. The Spring challenge will be getting started the beginning of March. It consists of fitness and nutrition challenges that are often in a form of a game. If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Winter we had Help Santa Fill His Sleigh, Run Rudolf Run and Super Bowl. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Spring challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the Blue Biggest Loser Icon, copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Frosted Fitness Fun Chit Thread.


    1190 days ago
  • v OLD-NACL
    I do have brainiacs - I am a shift leader for a satellite communications site- the first thing i thought of was buy a heater........A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
    Although the connections are not always obvious, personal change is inseparable from social and political change. -Harriet Lerner, psychologist (b. 30 Nov 1944) emoticon
    1259 days ago

    Like your thought for today! emoticon

    so on my blog you wrote "good luck" ..... emoticon emoticon emoticon

    you have any "brainiacs" where you work that could solve this?

    glad to get the update on your dW ~ emoticon

    1261 days ago
  • v OLD-NACL
    A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: If you want a symbolic gesture, don't burn the flag, wash it. -Norman Thomas, socialist and social reformer (20 Nov 1884-1968)
    1268 days ago
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