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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: 98,688

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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    if I hadn't come to your page to deliver a goodie, I'd have never known that you like encouraging quotes .... you might want to actually put that on the Sparkpage of whoever you were writing it for ~ just a thought

    anyways ::
    Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it. {Anonymous}

    1306 days ago
  • v OLD-NACL
    I love motivational quotes. I copy and paste them to a .doc file. In addition to SP quotes I collect from Tumblr and A.w.a.d. (A word a day)
    1317 days ago

    emoticon ..... on the Activity /Friend Feed it says you got a Spark Streaker Award but they never say what it's for ....

    so whyever you got it, emoticon

    thanks for your support ~ is there some way I can be an encouragement to you? For instance, do you like inspirational /motivational quotes? or just someone stopping by to say hello & ask how you're doing? or???

    1317 days ago
    Thank you so much for your supportive comments on my blog, and for sharing your memories of Oregon
    1506 days ago
  • v CHRISTINA332017
    Thank u for the gold trophy
    1535 days ago
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