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WHERE I WAS IN 2004

 

White Rock Half Marathon December 2006

HERE IS WHERE I AM NOW

IMG_0984WANT TO BE HAPPY AND HEALTHY ?

DRINK  WATER- 

EAT SEVEN OR MORE FRESH OR FRESH FROZEN FRUITS AND VEGGIES

WALK A LITTLE MORE EVERY DAY  WORKING UP TO 10000 STEPS

 GET SEVEN OR MORE HOURS OF SLEEP

BETTER DO IT NOW

DO IT EVERY DAY

IF I CAN YOU CAN


Walking is GREAT MEDICINE

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Walking is my passion. Not running nor jogging-just walking. The addiction to walk started June 12,2006 and has never stopped. Why do I do it? I moved to East Texas in the 80’s. That was in the last century. Overweight, blood pressure off the wall, trouble sleeping, and stressed. I came to Edom, Texas to retire.

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Want the truth? I came here to DIE.

Fact of life. If you are not moving -blowing and going- out and about – up and at it-you are a goner that hasn’t been buried yet. That was me until that day.

You all know “That Day”. Some call it the Moment of Truth Day- Born Again Day-Saw the light Day. If you have not had that day- believe me-you will someday.

Standing in the Gulf of Mexico up to my knees, I said “If I keep drinking and eating like this, staying fat and lazy sitting in my Lazy Boy, falling asleep for my daily three-hour nap, spending money for pills to sleep, getting that blood pressure to go down, calm my heart rate, and Lord knows what else. Where will I be in five years? I will be dead.

That was not a good report for my brain to digest. It left a feeling in my gut more severe than heartburn, hemorrhoids or heart attack. The quiver in my arms and legs was worse than the shakes.

Right then and there, I set in place the daily walking program. Oh sure, I sort of watch my weight- but walking became a daily ritual. To this day since June 12,2006 I have not missed a day of walking and a daily average of 7800 steps. No days off for sickness, allergies, headaches, or excuses since THAT DAY. My routine has been tweaked, updated and improved. My Doctors at the annual Medicare physical and the tests say this 87-year-old body is in better shape than it was 65 years ago when I was drafted into the US ARMY.

I will continue walking and talking and writing about Happy Healthy Living. Your questions, comments, and experiences are welcomed.

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Have a Happy Healthy Day

 


The End or the Beginning?

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This is the time of year when school ends. The celebration is Graduation or is it Commencement?

I graduated from college in 1954. I had been drafted but the start time in the US Army was deferred until I graduated. I graduated, got married, drafted, had basic and advanced training, shipped oversea to Japan and got my wife pregnant. Oh, I went AWOL one weekend of Basic Training to do that little job. Was the last Half of 1954 the end or the beginning of my commencement?

Two teachers answered that question for me and changed my life forever. Ethel Reno, my third-grade teacher taught me a bunch, but I will always say three words she demanded that I always use and do. “DO IT NOW”.

I had great college teachers, but Prof Hall changed my life forever. He taught me to be a great public speaker and debater. Every time I did good, he said “NOW DO IT BETTER”. These five words have given me direction from the beginning and ending of every day since. I BETTER DO IT NOW. NOW DO IT BETTER.

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“You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure what it is you love-who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams” - Oprah Winfrey.

If you are not happy with what you are doing right now, here is my advice.  If what you do right

now, after giving it your full effort for at least 18 months, is not making you happy. QUIT and go do something else. Since 1954 I have been in at least 16 different businesses.

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Steve Jobs’ famous commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005 when Jobs encouraged the students to peruse the path they really love. “Your work is going to fill large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you will know when you find it.  And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So, keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

If you are just a kid or over 60 find your passion. It will make your heart sing. Your passion is not a hobby or a fad. It is intense. You will want to share it with others. I inform, educate and inspire by writing and talking. My talk is called MY STORY.

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I was 72 when I found my passion of HAPPY HEALTHY LIVING. It is never too late to commence to begin following your dream.

HAVE A HAPPY HEALTHY LIFE

 


WHY CAN'T I GET HAPPY AND HEALTHY

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WHY  DID I  FAIL FOR 72 YEARS?

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  DEPENDING ON THE  INSTANT  GRATIFICATION DIET AND MAGIC FORMULAS  GAME IS A SHORT TERM FIX.

BEING HAPPY AND HEALTHY IS A  SLOW CONSISTENT CHANGE IN LIFESTYLE.

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ARE YOU READY TO DRINK WATER AND NO SUGAR DRINKS. I WAS NOT .EVERY DAY I DRANK A LITTLE MORE WATER AND LESS AND LESS SUGAR DRINKS.  IN ABOUT FOUR MONTH I WAS CLEAN AND NOW DRINK LOTS OF WATER AND ZERO SUGAR DRINKS.

I CALL THIS' "WA"

FOOD IS NECESSARY FUEL TO KEEP THE BODY ALIVE. I EAT AT LEAST SEVEN  OR MORE FRESH OR FRESH FROZEN FRUITS, VEGGIES AND NUTS EVERY DAY. I EAT LESS OTHER FOOD ALL THE TIME. I CALL THIS "FO"

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OUR BODY MUST KEEP IN MOTION OR IT SHUTS DOWN. I WALK EVERY DAY TO KEEP IN MOTION. I CALL THIS"WA". 

SMARTPHONE NEEDS BE RECHARGED. EVERY NIGHT OUR BODY NEED TO SHUT DOW AND GET SOME SLEEP. I CALL THIS "SL" 

I STARTED WAFO WASL ON JUNE 12 2006. IT IS SIMPLE. IT WORKS FOR ME. MY BLOOD PRESSURE WAS AS HIGH AS 204/105.  NOW BP IS UNDER CONTROL WITH A COUPLE LITTLE PILLS.. MY WEIGHT WAS AS HIGH AS 254., NOW THE WEIGHT IS BETWEEN 145 AND 150. I HAVE NOT MISSED A DAY OF WALKING BRISKLY AND AVERAGE 8743 STEPS PER DAY SINCE JUNE 12, 2006. I HAVE NOT BEEN SICK SINCE JUNE 12, 2006.

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MY PASSION IS THAT YOU HAVE A HAPPY HEALTHY LIFE

IF I CAN YOU CAN 

 WAFO WASL