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From pictures in my brother-in-law's book of wildlife that passed his mountaintop home rear camera.

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

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My journey to lose 32 pounds since May 2013 inspired me to help others follow my path regardless of their health or politics. I succeeded in my quest to live a joyous life by not allowing hate, pain, envy, fear, doubt or sorrow to rule my day. I aim to provide an inspirational message to all members of this site that they have the ability and power to live an inspirational life. Christians can find this power in the Holy Spirit; others can obtain this strength by drawing on the wisdom of the universe. The universal message I wish to share is that whatever one can envision and hold in their mind, one can achieve.

I am inspired by Joyce Meyer to honor my God (or the universe if you don't believe in God) by doing good works (contributing more to society than what is received). If you are likewise inspired, you will be blessed and can more easily lose weight as good health allows you to better contribute to society, and as a result, live A Wholesome, Inspirational, Healthy and Joyous Life.
I regularly attend an Episcopal church with my wife, but respect all people regardless of their faith or non-belief. However, I believe there is an underlying message of wisdom and inspiration contained in the Bible that merits consideration by all believers in an ordered and purposeful life.

One lives a joyous life not by obtaining particular goals, but through having a purpose in life larger than all the evil thoughts of the world and faithfully living according to that purpose. Happiness comes well before the journey ends by having a vision of success. Whether, you are 30 or 300 pounds overweight, both enduring faith that you can regain your health regardless of setbacks, and the motivation to use your knowledge and wisdom to encourage others, leads to a life full of joy.

Positive thinking has led and continues to lead my life. I decided that I had to improve my health, and fitness to be a positive example for my family and others when I was age 67 thirty-two pounds overweight. Although I did not rely on any particular diet, I reduced sugary or processed foods; and substituted whole foods. I also followed my daughter's advice and started practicing for a 5K run with her and her daughters in their city. At the time I could not run 40 seconds without getting winded. Now I am at my goal weight and can run a 5k in under 45 minutes. I am continuing to improve my fitness by eating wholesome foods and exercising. Also, I have been writing down, for frequent reference, guiding principles of living that are complete. I found that by having pre-chosen guidelines, I can better avoid the temptations of the world.

I wish all a successful journey via SparkPeople. Please join my team www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i

Member Since: 5/15/2013

Fitness Minutes: 8,401

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.

My Program:
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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