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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: 118,556

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:
The Ultimate Life Journey

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    oh gosh, yes, my 'click' clicked on the wrong place! gave me a bit of a panic! I was aiming for 'recent message board posts' and then got the screen telling me I'd removed you as a friend! eek! I'm glad I got you back!

    6 days ago
    So happy you'll be joining the emoticon again for the Winter Challenge!
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    9 days ago
    Brian I just realized you did the mountain cartoon yourself and for sure that is you at the top!
    10 days ago
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    Thank you for taking time to comment on my feed, and as to your question about how you can help, you're doing it! I really NEEDED to make that post and face the fact that I've been off plan more than not lately, and give myself that sense of accountability. Just commenting on my post lets me know that people are reading/watching and here to support me, or give me a kick in the pants if need be!

    so emoticon for being here for me! emoticon
    12 days ago
    Thank you so much for that link - I spent a very lovely 40 mins of so listening to Sharon Jones, no cocoa, but a snuggly red blanket! (I might have cocoa later).
    12 days ago
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