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Brian, the old man
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Jasper, GA
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About Me:
Hi. I’m Brian, the old man. They call me the old man not because I’m that old, but because I usually spend all my time with a younger crowd. I am 50, divorced, and have two wonderful children, a son and a daughter. I live on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, USA. I have BBA degree from Georgia State University. I am a columnist for a local newspaper.

I have been through many hard times. I have limited mobility due to a combination of things. I have congestive heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, and arthritis in my knees and one hip. My health has been improving. In 2007, I was bed ridden. In February 2009, I almost died however when they began to pray over my my condition began to improve. Today, I am able to get out of the house without my wheelchair and walk short distances and I have lost 130 pounds. I will continue to update my progress. I hope my blogs inspire you. It is my hope to shine my light upon the world. Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain. I think I read that in a fortune cookie once. I hope you enjoy my articles and share them with your friends. God Bless You.
What are your goals?
I have made a lifestyle change. I hope to shine my light on the world and inspire others to live a happier and healthier lifestyle.
What is your current exercise routine?
In the morning I go out on my balcony and do my physical therapy exercises alternating between upper and lower body each day. In the evenings, I like to walk. I begin by stretching my legs and then walk to the end of the street. This is an achievement for me because I was in a wheelchair not that long ago.
What diets have you tried?
I am currently on Weight Watchers and it is working for me. I have used it in the past but did not commit myself to a lifestyle change. I have used Nutri-Systems, SlimFast, MediFast, Atkins, South Beach, my Tuna Fish diet, and several others.
What things do you want to do before you die?
I recently accepted a position as a columnist for a local newspaper. I hope to write a novel and become a motivational speaker.

Brian, the old man's Blog

We All Come Tumbling Down

Sometimes we make mistakes. We all fall short from time to time. It can be a hard road to travel and we will hit those bumps along the way. Some are pebbles and others are massive speed bumps. We try to climb that mountain but lose our grip. But if we…


Posted on October 22, 2010 at 6:29am

Are You Winning the Game of Life?

If good health is one of you goals to a long and happy life, maybe not! It has been two months since New Year’s; are you keeping your resolution? Studies show people surveyed only keep their resolutions anywhere from 6-46% of the time depending on the study. My favorite quote from Yankee legend, Yogi Bera, “It ain’t over till it’s over” has inspired me to reach my weight loss goals helping me to lose over 150…


Posted on March 26, 2010 at 7:27am — 2 Comments

Happy New Year!!!

I hope everyone has a safe and healthy New Year!

Posted on January 1, 2010 at 8:12am — 1 Comment

Announcing FOCUS Friday!

This past Friday on my blog, Oldman's Inspirational Thoughts, I began hosting a new segment called FOCUS Friday.

FOCUS Friday will include motivational, inspirational, informational, and/or educational articles on an individual subject.

Authors and bloggers like yourself, are encouraged to submit articles which either are inspirational or educational… Continue

Posted on November 2, 2009 at 3:47pm

Oldman's Pumpkin Carving

Happy Halloween!

Drop by and take a look at the pumpkin I carved for Halloween.

You can find it at Oldman's Cantankerous Point of View.

Hope everyone had a safe and Happy… Continue

Posted on October 31, 2009 at 8:54pm

Blurts and Writings of the old man.

I write several blogs about health, fitness, nutrition, exercise, life, news, poetry, sports, inspiration, and anything and everything I feel like writing about including the kitchen sink. You can find them here:

OldmanBlurtsOut: My Journey to a Happier and Healthier Lifestyle
Oldman's Inspirational Thoughts
Oldman's Poetry Corner
OldmanBlurtsOut: Cantankerous Point of View

I hope you enjoy all of my articles. Take care and may God bless your life and your dreams.

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Comment Wall (19 comments)

At 7:52am on July 15, 2009, TC said…
Hey Brian.. Glad to see you here. Checked out your site from Blogged yesterday. Keep up the good fight, your on the right track.
At 9:53am on July 15, 2009, TC said… Thanks and stay well.
At 7:25pm on July 15, 2009, TC said…
Not sure what was wrong with that url. Perhaps try it again. Nobody else has mentioned a problem. Yes, It is my primary blog. The others will have some great info for you too so check them out. Have a good one.
At 10:42am on July 26, 2009, TC said…
Hey Brian. How's it going. Your looking like things are improving. Keep fightin the good fight.
At 8:05am on August 7, 2009, Lisa Nelson said…
Congratulations on the 80 pound weight loss!!! Happy to connect with you here on Iowa Avenue:)
At 9:19am on August 22, 2009, The Fit Foodie said…
Thanks Brian!! :)
At 5:56pm on August 24, 2009, Charles Chua C K said…
Keep it up! Have a happy day!
At 9:34pm on August 24, 2009, Walking Queen said…
Thanks for the welcome Brian.
At 9:54pm on August 24, 2009, Jules said…
Thanks Brian!
At 12:23pm on September 3, 2009, Jules said…
I loved it!!!!!

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