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I'm a 68 year old married white male, with 3 grown children and 6 grand children. I love history, old architecture, international travel and retirement. Spent most of my adult life training business & professional people here and abroad, plus worked with refugees from 1996 to 2009. June 2010, we moved to mountains of northeast California (from Chicago area), to be caregivers for widowed Moms. Mine's 89 and had strokes; mother in law is 85 and has alzheimers. We did such a good job with my Mom, she moved out - next door, so we do now have a bit more privacy. Both my Mom and wife love to cook, so I could use dieting/exercising encouragement. I'd also love to meet new friends, as we live in small logging town of 2300. Thanks for your help and understanding - blessings, Larry - lskendrick@frontier.com

Member Since: 8/14/2008

My Goals:
I hope to lose 75 pounds in the next two years - so I can enjoy my retirement and be healthy enough to travel and help family and friends as needed


My Program:
I've used calorie & behavior modification goals in the past that work for me - key thing is to keep calories under 1800 per day. I did this a couple of years ago and lost 35 lbs, but put it all back on. I also need to workout on treadmill regularly, plus other exercises, hiking, etc.



Personal Information:
Born & raised in California, I graduated San Francisco State University in 1966 with a BA in History. Later earned a Master's in Education. Have been a trainer/leader of lay business people most of my career. Married 43 years last Sept. 2; have 3 grown children and 6 grand kids - 4 in Germany, & 2 in Pennsylvania. Older daughter has no kids - only horses, and lives in Maryland


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I love estate and library book sales in U.S., and fleamarkets in Germany where our son and family live (near Heidelberg). We like to visit, babysit and vacation with them in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, etc. I Retired in 12/09, "decluttered," remodeled, and sold our house; packed and moved in June, 2010 to mountains of northeast California (Chester), to be caregivers for our elderly Moms. We live with my Mom, who is 87 and has had 2 strokes; & we drive 5 hours to San Francisco Bay area to "Mom sit" mother-in-law with alzheimers.




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  • v DUSTYROSE1968
    I was wondering how you were doing and I see you lost 5 pounds. Any lose is a good thing. emoticon
    4640 days ago
  • v TOOTIEHEAD
    Thanks for the email at just the right time! Not only am I just a stone's throw from you now, I lived in California for years. So...are you following me? (just kidding.)
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    4654 days ago
  • v HISTORYBUFF1
    Dear MsNovia:
    Thanks for your note. I do agree with your comments about our Lord Jesus Christ's to help us - especially we who need to lose weight. My favorite verse to add to this would be Hebrews 12:1-3.
    Blessings, hugs and love in Christ, Larry - LSKendrick@juno.com emoticon
    4670 days ago
  • v MS.NOVIA
    Blessings to you and yours, we both know that with Christ we can do any thing,,keep up the good work my friend!

    MsNovia emoticon
    4671 days ago
  • v HISTORYBUFF1
    Dear Linda:
    Thanks for your note and encouragement. Thank you especially for your prayers for my weight loss. You are a great model of weight loss. Hope I can do even a fraction of your good work. I hope to lose 65-75 lbs over the next 2 years.
    If you can do it, I believe I can too. Blessings, and love in Christ, Larry

    ps - I became a Christian at a Billy Graham Crusdade in San Francisco in 1958. Been growing ever since.
    4676 days ago
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