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I chose this stock photo as it represents well the spirit of health, knowledge and wholesomeness

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I am inspired by the work of Joyce Meyer who shows us how to follow Jesus Christ and do good works. First, however, I note that although I attend a Christian church with my wife, I am not a full believer in the divinity of Jesus and that the bible does have its faults. However, I believe:
A) that Jesus and his followers were inspired by God or by the wisdom of the universe if you don't believe in God,
B) whether or not the whole bible is correct, there is an underlying message of wisdom and inspiration for all contained in this great work that merits consideration by all believers in an ordered and purposeful world,
C) that even non-believers can benefit from following the majority of the teachings of the bible,
D) that it is evil to insist that one act contrary to one's beliefs unless doing otherwise would endanger the welfare of the community,
E) that as members of the greater community, we must speak out against evil and that meditation and or prayer should guide our good works,
F) finally, that anyone whose purpose is to improve the welfare of the greater community through good works (whether they live in a poor community where there is little crime and just barely get by, or make more than enough money to tour the richest areas of the world) can live a wholesome, inspirational, healthy and joyous life.

I believed that to have a wholesome, inspirational, healthy and purposeful life; I needed to make a meaningful contribution to society. I needed to improve my health, and fitness when I started in Spark at age 67 thirty-two pounds overweight four and a half years ago. Although I did not follow any particular diet I did decide to cut out or drastically reduce sugar foods and drinks, processed foods and instead eat wholsome foods. I also followed my daughter's advice and started practicing for a 5K run with her and her daughters in her home town. At the time I could not run even a minute without getting winded. Now I am at my goal weight and can easily run a 5k in under 40 minutes.
I am continuing in Spark people and want to inspire others to regain their health by eating wholesome foods and working on keeping fit. Also, I have been studying the works of several spiritual leaders, and writing down, for frequent reference, guiding principles of living that are complete. Everyone should decide for themselves what their own guiding principles are and strive to live by them in everything they do. Having such carefully chosen guiding principles makes one's decisions easier and less apt to the error of blindly following the temptations of the world.
I wish all a successful journey while here in Sparkpeople!

Member Since: 5/15/2013

Fitness Minutes: 7,891

My Goals:
Keep in touch with my brothers, sister and their families.
Keep fit physically and mentally.
Overcome my speech handicap by working with a speech therapist and practicing daily.
Be a mentor to others including family members.

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Spend at least 600 minutes a month exercising.
Eat wholesome foods in proper proportions
Spend at least 30 minutes weekly keeping a journal.
Set time on my calendar to achieve my goals

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Currently live in Spotsylvania, Virginia
Grew up in Washington, DC and attended George Washington University
Retired US Patent examiner
Have 1 sister, 3 brothers, 4 daughters, 9 grandchildren, and 1 great grandson

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    You may think you have control to direct your own path. I believe that none of us has control – we have choices. Michelle King Robson
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    Dog gone where has the time gone, just a few more days left of our summer challenge, hope emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    I sure am trying!!! HUGS
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