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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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BILLB000 walked shelter dogs today at the Humane Society, and stopped at a nature reserve and hiked X country 50 minutes.
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Member Since: 11/28/2009

SparkPoints: 13,811

Fitness Minutes: 37,890

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:
GIRL4GOD86
7/31/2014 12:30:59 PM

emoticon on your weight loss so far in the summer challenge! Wishing you luck for this weeks weigh in! Go Firecrackers! emoticon



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DDOORN
7/29/2014 11:14:25 PM

We are definitely similarly inclined fellas! :-)

Don



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SAILING2GOAL
7/26/2014 10:11:06 AM

Great job on your weight loss this week! Way to go emoticon !



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2BEHEALTHY2014
7/17/2014 11:37:37 AM

Good luck from a fellow Firecracker!



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SSMESS01
7/16/2014 10:47:42 PM

Bill, you could never let us Firecrackers down! Whenever you need help staying focused, take a minute to remember why you started this journey & recognize all of the hard work you've already put in to get to your current stage.
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