SPEEDYDOG   53,550
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June 2008 - 270 lbs and still gaining!





May 2010 - After Running in the Lake George 5K





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"Never give up, never surrender!"

The title of my SparkPage is a tagline from one of my favorite movies, Galaxy Quest. This plucky statement was made by Commander Peter Quincy Taggart played by Tim Allen.

This statement, "Never give up, never surrender!" is to remind me that persistence is key to health and well being.

I joined this SparkPeople in 2005 to get a $150 insurance rebate from my then employer. I have since moved on to another job. I deleted my original corporate sponsored account and ...
The title of my SparkPage is a tagline from one of my favorite movies, Galaxy Quest. This plucky statement was made by Commander Peter Quincy Taggart played by Tim Allen.

This statement, "Never give up, never surrender!" is to remind me that persistence is key to health and well being.

I joined this SparkPeople in 2005 to get a $150 insurance rebate from my then employer. I have since moved on to another job. I deleted my original corporate sponsored account and made my own personal identity as SPEEDYDOG. The support and the resources on this site are indispensable!

I am a 57 years old and have been blessed with a great wife and five wonderful kids. I live in a small town in the Colorado Rockies.

I played football in high school and college. I was an offensive tackle. I was not all that large (6’ – 265 lbs) so I relied on strength and quickness. I was also on the track team. I ran the 1/2 mile and threw the shot and discus. I also boxed and wrestled. Like a lot of ex-athletes I gained weight easily.

As the years went by, my weight steadily increased. My health starting going downhill. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. My feet hurt all the time.

I lost weight on various plans but gained it all back. I was the typical yo-yo dieter. SparkPeople has helped me stabilize my weight. I have lost 60 pounds on SparkPeople. I am confident that I can reach my goals.

I am running again, I enjoy an occasional recreational race. I am having fun.

Here are a few of my favorite quotes:

"A lot of people run a race to see who's the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts."
Steve Prefontaine

“Never mistake activity for achievement.”
John Wooden

“Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Winning isn't everything, but the will to win is everything.”
Vince Lombardi

"Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up. "
Dean Karnazes

“No one has ever drowned in sweat.”
Lou Holtz

"The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood."
Lou Holtz

“It ain't bragging if you can do it.”
Dizzy Dean
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Current Status:
SPEEDYDOG ordered a full-face mountain biking helmet. I think I need one.
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Member Since: 4/25/2009

SparkPoints: 53,550

Fitness Minutes: 40,631

My Goals:
Personal Goals
- 185 Pounds
- 34" Waist

Running Goals
- 5K 24:00
(Goal Met, March 2nd 2010 - 23:12)
- 400M 0:64
- 800M 2:30

My Program:
Cardio 6 days per week, including:
- Running
- Eliptical Trainer
- Brisk Walking
- Mountain Biking

Strength Training 3 to 4 Days Per Week

2,250 to 2,350 cals/day

Personal Information:
I live in Colorado.

My activities include:
- Downhill Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Snowshoeing
- Hiking
- Bicycling
- Running
- Motorcycling
(Dirt and Street)
- Radio Control Airplanes


Other Information:
October 11, 2008
- 270 Pounds
- High Blood Pressure (145/95)
- High Cholesterol
- Back Pain
- Foot Pain
- Knee Pain

May 9, 2009
- 225 Pounds
- Low Blood Pressure (104/68)
- Low Cholesterol




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Bicycle
From:
NATPLUMMER

Workout Shoes
From:
LUVS2BIKE101

Skis
From:
CHARITYAK

Two Thumbs Up
From:
DDOORN

Bicycle
From:
TERI-RIFIC

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From:
MJRVIC2000




Member Comments:
GHK1962
8/27/2014 8:50:43 PM

Man ... two things you said -

1) I am taking it up a couple notches.

2) ... is being accompanied by chest and back armor; full arm protection; knee and lower leg protection; full-finger protective gloves ...

That is like saying, I am already badass ... but I will make all the other badasses bow down to me!

Man ... it sounds like you're going on a ride that pretty much says, "It's not IF you crash, but HOW MANY TIMES will you crash."

I am in awe ... but still, be careful dude!



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GHK1962
8/26/2014 6:09:33 PM

Got your comment on my blog (about writing).

So unlike you, I am not published ... so you're way ahead of me dude. (In biking AND in writing haha.)

By the way, for work I too write techie stuffs. (Not to be mixed up with being able to USE techie stuff mind you. I suck at computer things and the tv remote.)

I work in the transportation field, and write specs for roadway construction. Materials specs, construction specs, etc.

Instead of sucking the lifeblood out of me, what I find is that I get more energy to write non-tech stuffs.

The blogs I write, I don't really plan per se. I mean, yeah, I have an idea of what I want to write about. As I start to type things come to me and I just go with it. I'll definitely check spelling and make sure that things flow after writing .. but for the most part I free-write.



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CARTOONB
8/25/2014 11:25:34 PM

I agree - cookies are good - n moderation! I'm trying to limit them and it's easier to do that if I tell myself I don't want them. Most of the time, I am successful.

Thanks for the tips on the lifting. DD and I lift twice a week, concentrating on the arms. Shoulders are hard for me to work since most of the exercises leave me feeling unstable and I'm worried about hurting myself.

I'm impressed with your go-for-it attitude! You're right. You're not dead and you learned something. Sounds like a win-win to me!!



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GHK1962
8/24/2014 8:26:43 AM

Thanks for the comment on the blog (the Starbucks one) ... and I've heard that story you shared as well ... it IS a good one.

There are things like giving a lot of money ... and then there just plain, giving a lot. I think that yes, its good that there are individuals and corporations that can give a lot of $$ ... because I do think you sometimes need that kinda dough to fund research, etc. But when you see someone giving so much of themselves, with their time of really with the very little money they have ... it does humble you and make you think ... wow ...THAT is giving.

Thanks again for reminding me of that one.



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KAYOTIC
8/18/2014 10:20:14 PM

Sounds like you got a great deal on the bike you wanted! emoticon



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