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Lake of the Clouds, Michigan's Upper Peninsula





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Awaken Your Spirit to Adventure...

Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

~ John O'Donohue ~

“I have the opportunity, once more to right some wrongs, to pray for peace, to plant some trees, and sing more joyful songs.” —William Arthur Ward

Here is to 2014 Sparkfriends.
Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

~ John O'Donohue ~

“I have the opportunity, once more to right some wrongs, to pray for peace, to plant some trees, and sing more joyful songs.” —William Arthur Ward

Here is to 2014 Sparkfriends.


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Member Since: 11/28/2009

SparkPoints: 14,166

Fitness Minutes: 39,310

My Goals:
I have goals….. and would like to share them.

1. Exercise, (walk, garden, bike) 5 days a week.
2. Visit the gym for resistance exercise 1 day a week.
3. Record exercise each time.
4. Track calories 3 days a week minimum.
5. Spend time reading spiritual, motivational or poetry daily.
6. Visit the hiking trails near my home at least weekly when the trails are not ice covered.

Strive every day to be healthy, physically and spiritually. Goal weight: 20 more pounds

Fight getting depressed over setbacks.

Stay positive and focused.

My Program:
Faithfully tracking food and calories. Walking 3 days a week this winter. Will turn it up several notches in the spring and begin biking.

Deal with setbacks as positively as I can and try not to get depressed.

Personal Information:
Turned 64 this year.... (yikes) and have worked as an RN for 30 years, mostly in ER and in a diabetes clinic. 5 years ago made the career switch to teach high school. Semi retired now and continue to work part time as an RN and Certified Diabetes Educator. Married to Kathi, also a nurse, now on disability due to multiple chronic health issues, including stage 4 lymphoma, now in remission.


Other Information:
I love to garden and ride my bike. Also hiking, watching classic movies, listening to podcasts, reading poetry, listening to folk, classic rock and outlaw country music. My wife and I love spontaneous road trips.

I am a fan of the poets:
Mary Oliver
Ted Kooser
e. e. cummings
Charles Bukowski
David Whyte

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Member Comments:
ZELLAZM
9/19/2014 3:34:03 PM

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are you ready to rock this challenge? I don't feel ready at all but I'm going to jump in anyway!



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SHERYLP461
9/11/2014 10:31:01 AM

Thanks Bill, I will take it easy for sure!
Sheryl



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CVRONEK
9/3/2014 6:59:20 AM

Bill, thank you for my four leaf clover. emoticon

Our luck is twice as good, together, this September.

The month has come in with a heat wave and the hottest spell of the year. After a day to get away from the hundreds, I will be out in it, again. Humidity reigns.

We will look back,on the month with pride and progress!

Overjoyed I have a buddy on the trail, with me.

Chris



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FUNLOVEN
8/19/2014 5:46:06 PM

Thanks, Bill, for commenting on my blog "Feeling Fresh". From what you have been writing is sounds like you are enjoying your move to this side of the state emoticon



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SSMESS01
8/19/2014 9:22:17 AM

Oh, I will DEFINITELY be back for the Fall 5% Challenge! Hopefully we can light everyone's fuse, whether it be a sparkler or a full blown weight loss rocket!

Go Firecrackers!!! emoticon



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