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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: 133,347

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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    Thank you for that great information about lutein and tomatoes - I didn't know that - it certainly didn't come across in the Spark info I read!

    2 days ago
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    5 days ago
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    Hi, I added you as a friend. Feel free to add me also!!!
    8 days ago
    Thanks for your informative comment on my blog. I didn't know all that about GMO crops in USA/Canada. I thought my oil was organic, but it's not; it says it's grown 'with pride and passion' and it's cold-pressed. I hope it's OK.
    10 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/13/2017 3:48:09 AM
    WHEW! Haven't had time to breathe! After the wedding I drove 2 grand-dawggies and 1 grand-kitty to my house --- add to 1 dog, 2 cats, and 6 chickens.
    Tuesday I drove to Connecticut and helped her unpack her pod, then Wednesday I drove to New Hampshire for work. I am exhausted! But I still have to drive a couple van fulls of furntiure, animals, and other stuff to Connecticut/

    To keep me busy, I talked my husband into closing our main store (after 25 years at this location). I am busy, busy, busy trying to liquidate stock or reprice it for one of our other stores. Plus packing up reference books, supplies, etc. to store at the house for ebay sales.

    Did I mention I return to school in the fall?

    I DID lose weight in the spring challenge! Not much, but some. Sorry, I didn't get to cheer you on much. I haven't been online for more than a couple minutes at a time.

    anyway, It is one minute to tomorrow and I need a shower. I want to hear that you are staying active and cauing trouble in the kennel whenever possible!
    14 days ago
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