HEREAMI

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Twenty-five and Two, again to say I do. 1/2006



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Urraca Mesa (NM) with Crew 1283 at Sunrise 7/2007



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Philmont Scout Ranch Tooth of Time: Sons and I 7/2007


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My body is a Ford. It takes me to places. I need to maintain it though it is not who I am. It is a vehicle, a means of transportation. Like in MIB (Men In Black) where the big guy is really a very small guy in the head of a human form transporter.

Stephen Hawking, Sam Walton and Fred Smith are examples of the fact that our mode of ambulation is not our identity. A wheel chair takes Hawking through out the universes, an old pick-up truck delivered Walton to Wal-Mart and breakfastwithfred.com allows Smith to mentor people around the world.

You are not the vehicle in which you travel through this time and place, you are who you have chosen to become. At this moment you are deciding your future self. Who will you be?


Member Since: 7/14/2006

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My Goals:
Live for Christ, Love my wife, Example for my boys, Serve others, Learning to listen

Short term goals: Back hand-spring, Learning to live with Gout (losing weight, lots of water and controlling diet), Adopting children, Speaking Mandrin, Writing a book and obtaining Ph.D.


My Program:
Scripture reading and prayer, saying, "I do" over and again, watching my focus, meeting the needs of others and continuous reading, learning and doing.

M-W-F Workout (30 minutes): Hindu push-ups, Handstand push-ups, Bridging, Hindu squats (Combat Conditioning by Matt Furey); Breathing exercises 1,2&3 (Farmer Burns); Jump rope

T-Th-S Work-out (30 minutes): Leg Dynamics (TFT by Tim Larkin); Breathing exercise 4 (Farmer Burns); Alligator walk, Roll-out, Hip-ups, Handstand Press (Power Wheel by Jon Hinds), Extended Plank; Pull-ups, Jump rope, Sprints

Sunday: Rest or make-up day



Personal Information:
My story is simple and started more than two decades ago. One of the first fires of my career I found myself sitting on the top of a burning house without the strength or energy to get off. I realized the other guys were going to have to carry me down or burn the house out from under me. Decision point: Get in shape or get another career.

The key to physical wellness and fitness seems to be consistency in a few areas of lifestyle; Do's, Don'ts and Limits.

Do's: Get out of bed, simple daily work-out you can perform anywhere, drink a lot of water, be active, eat many small meals, record caloric intake, flee temptation

Don'ts: Lay in bed, smoke, do alcohol or drugs, eat unconsciously, buy the gym mentality, toy with temptation. Limit: Sedentary activities like television, computer, Dominoes

See: Combat Conditioning (Furey); Wrestling and Physical Culture (Farmer) Burns; Target Focus Training (Larkin); Monkey Bar Gym (Hinds).


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Have I been faithful with what I have been given?

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  • v GRIZHICKS
    Glenn -- Good Morning and Greetings from central Indiana!!! Greg here, and just stopping by to say HELLO (& gld I did). One of my short term goals is to visit as many of the SparkPages of members of the different teams that I am on. I try to visit one page per team per day (and, yes, I'm keeping track of the pages I visit; 100+ pages in the first month or so). You are my "Backpackers" visit for today (as well as SparkMen & Rescuers-R-Us).

    Great job on your SparkPage. Where was the background shot taken? I really like the SparkPages, and think setting one up is an important step; you have to think about what you want to present, and be willing to put it out there for the world to see/read.

    I love your Philmont pictures. I'm the oldest of 4 boys, and counting my dad, all 5 of us were Eagle Scouts. While on vacation in the southwest during summer of 1970, we visited the main base camp, but never had a chance to go as a hiker/treker. Each one of us had 2 daughters, and while involved some in Girls Scouts, never got back to to Scouting.

    Best of luck on the rest of your weight loss journey, and may God bless you and your family. -- Greg
    4919 days ago
  • v TAMINGDRAGONS
    Hey there! Just looked at your recent photo and wow! you´re doin´ great! Best wishes for a great weekend!
    4931 days ago
  • v ANGELINTEXAS
    HAHAHAHA!!! Actually, no all the pictures in my gallery are just great pics I have found on my weight loss journey. Last month I participated in a challenge and my team was called the Skinny Dippers. Great pics, huh? LOL Missed you while you were in the mountains, so glad you're back!! ~Angel~
    4950 days ago
  • v no profile image GRANNYGRUMP
    Thank you for your kind comment on my Spark Page! I have really enjoyed your pictures. What a wonderful family and I've also been really enjoying the background!

    The mountains are beautiful! I live in the mountains and I love them! Somehow, I feel closer to God with clean air surrounded by pine trees! Theyput everything in the proper perspective and let us know they were here long before us and will be here long after we are gone.

    MY GD is a fire fighter with BLM simply because she loves the mountains and all the hidden treasures they contain.

    Donna
    4954 days ago
  • v MAGNOLIABLOSSOM
    Hellooo hereami! Enjoyed you Spark Page. Yo have a beautiful family. Those mountains almost look like my Great Smoky Mountains here in Tennessee. You all should hike them sometime - my brother and I use to hike alot in our younger days. We especially liked "Charlie's Bunion" - "The Drop Off" - "Cades Cove (11 miles)" - "Rainbow Falls" - "Laural Falls" - "Mt. LeConte" Soooo many more!
    I see you're a Scout Leader maybe? Congratulations on your retirement as a firefighter. BRAVE, BRAVE job. My father-in-law helped start our Volunteer Fire Department over 35 years ago and it is something now to be proud of. I can remember riding "shotgun" on the back of an old used firetruck given to us when we first began. I used to go to all the fires (day & night) and report about them ...making sure folks would read about the volunteers so they would appreciate where their donations were headed. I would string for the local TV station as well and send reports to them - other areas took notice soon and word of mouth gained us the title of the "little town that could." Before we had a fire Department - the closest one was over 35 miles away from our small community. My fafther-in-law died in 1993 and would be proud of how it has continued to develope - we now have 5 more branch locations in other areas of our community. We still strife for funds, but recently received a $71,000 grant from FEMA. Also our county commission keeps the department in the budget every year - but mostly our support is by donations and drives and lots of prayer.

    Thanks for your nice comments on the marriage life site. Chat soon! Magnolia Blossom ? :-)

    Read scripture for for the day: Philippians 4:6-7
    4954 days ago
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