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Welcome. I'm Brian and this is where I post my goals and accomplishments on I love to hike, bike and be outdoors. I am on a journey towards health and happiness. My biggest obstacle along this road is emotional eating.

I'm always making plans, setting new goals and challenging myself. I recently took up running and mountain biking. Stop by often to see what I'm up to. Leave comments or suggestions below.

Member Since: 3/8/2006

Fitness Minutes: 110,773

My Goals:
~ Live a healthy and active life
~ Maintain my running program
~ Daily yoga and mindfulness
~ Loose 70 pounds

Spring 2016:
~ Emerald City Bike Ride
~ Seahawks 12K
~ Succeed in the Spring 5% Challenge (10 pounds)

My Program:
~ Start the day with yoga
~ End the day in loving kindness
~ Take mindful moments on the back porch

Workout plan:
~ Tuesday, Thursday- Run (40 - 60 minutes)
~ Monday, Wednesday - Strength
~ Wednesday, Saturday - Cross (hiking/biking)
~ Rest - Friday
~ Sunday - Long slow run

Meal plan:
~ Eat a mainly plant-based diet
~ Weekly meal plans and daily journalling
~ 5:2 juicing challenge

~ Participate in the seasonal 5% Challenge
~ Stay connected to my Spark Friends
~ lead and in
~ Change my program regularly to stay engaged

Personal Information:
I live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle. I'm a 50-something technical writer, mountaineer, bicycler, hiker, illustrator, gardener, runner and father of one. I lost my wife in 2014 after an 11 year battle with cancer. I love dogs, but I live with a cat. We don't seem to mind.

Other Information:
Operating instructions:
1) Love yourself for who you are right now.

2) Start living the life you want to live.

3) Live with loving kindness to yourself and others.

4) Dance.

My Community Journal:
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  • v DEBBY4576
    Thanks for the cup of Joe. I'm still missing my mo to go with the Jo. Actually gained from eating out. Have lost that now tho. Probably will be same weight this week. Know I'm in maintenance but want so badly to lose 4.6 pounds. You are helping.
    21 hours ago
  • v DEBBY4576
    I will get my mojo back for sure this week! Maybe 2 pounds! Ha. Wish me luck, as I'm wishing you. You'll be in onederland again!
    3 days ago
    My gardening was mainly shoveling compost and repotting plants. You're right - watering doesn't count...
    5 days ago
  • v AMYJO1967
    Hi Brian!

    Thanks for checking on me. I have had a tough time AGAIN this challenge, and with just 4 weeks left, I have 8.4 pounds to lose to make my 5% goal. That is a tall order, and if I don't make it, I will just keep moving on. As long as the scale goes DOWN more than it goes UP, that is winning!

    That said, I think it IS possible for me to reach this goal, and here is why. The past couple of weeks I have had a lot of circumstances that took me out of my routine, and since I failed to plan properly, I ate wrong, didn't exercise enough, and had a gain last week followed by a 1 pound loss this week. In the coming weeks, I don't have any such events coming up, so unless something unexpected happens, I should be able to stick to my routine pretty well for the remainder of the challenge, and whenever I have a week or two "off track" it seems to kind of bump my metabolism up, so when I get back on track, the first week or so the weight drops significantly. If that happens, then I could still make my goal.

    But as I said...if not, progress IS progress, so that's good too. emoticon

    You have been an inspiration to me too and I'm glad we're in this together emoticon
    5 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my blog.... fortunately, my mom (almost 95!!!!) IS on the grid, and so I can still log on to SP when I visit her....

    BUT, having a long streak like mine can really be a problem if we lose power or connectivity.... so far it hasn't been a problem for us...
    5 days ago
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