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Hi. I'm Brian and this is where I post my goals and accomplishments on I love to hike, bike, run and be outdoors. I am on a journey towards health and happiness. 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.

*I borrowed this from MAGGIE805

Member Since: 3/8/2006

Fitness Minutes: 141,410

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

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

Workout plan:
~ Darebee every day! (
~ Tuesday, Friday- Run (40 - 60 minutes)
~ Monday, Wednesday - Strength & mobility workout
~ Wednesday, Saturday - Cross (hiking/biking/walking)
~ Thursday - Rest
~ Sunday - Long slow run

Meal plan:
~ Eat a mainly plant-based diet
~ Weekly meal plans
~ Daily journalling

~ Participate in the seasonal 5% Challenge
~ 100 Days of Weight Loss
~ Stay connected to my Spark Friends
~ Change my program regularly to stay engaged

Personal Information:
I'm a 50-something technical writer, mountaineer, bicycler, hiker, illustrator, gardener, runner and father of one. I live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle. 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:
Life's operating instructions:
1) Love yourself for who you are right now.

2) Live the life you want to live. Start right now!

3) Live with loving kindness to yourself and others.

4) Dance.

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    Ooh! That massage Goodie was lovely! There is a massage therapist who comes twice a week and gives the people we support treatments; she was there yesterday. We (staff) always make jokes about how to get a massage by stealth! For example, she was giving a head massage to someone sitting in a chair, and I said "if I just sat here (ie in the next chair) do you thing M would notice? ........' It's our running joke theme on massage days.

    It would be so good to get a massage. Maybe a foam roller would help. You've got me thinking about self massage now - YouTube here I come!
    1 day ago

    Comment edited on: 10/21/2017 2:58:22 AM
    Hi, Brian! Nice to hear from you. I ate mostly on plan, but I think I overdid it. We'll see what the scale says tomorrow. I will start over tomorrow, and I'm trying to get to the gym more this coming week, so I hope I can get back on track. I hope you are having a good challenge.
    6 days ago
    Haha! The cold certainly came to the fore when I left work - and the cough is trying to get me. Thanks for the soup Goodie - you are right, it is nice to be home and free to sniff and cough!
    7 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/15/2017 1:03:34 PM
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    Thanks for stopping by my Spark page. Did ok this week, had one day a bit off the rails, but otherwise, an ok week. Have a great week. Susan

    7 days ago
    Indeed, you couldn't not have a treat today - sounds like you made a wise, but satisfying choice with the crisps. All the best for your first weigh-in of the 5% Challenge.

    14 days ago
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