SPEEDYDOG   86,915
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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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Member Since: 4/25/2009

SparkPoints: 86,915

Fitness Minutes: 57,321

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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SLENDERELLA61
4/16/2016 2:23:30 PM

I'm sure your running and activity on the hills and in the altitude results in great fitness! -Marsha



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JUSTEATREALFOOD
2/2/2016 8:09:57 AM

Your reply went over my head!! I had to read it to my husband, lol.

He said my bike weighs only 27lbs because most of the original parts have been replaced with lighter ones from his old fatbikes. We have tubeless setup on all the bikes, it's so much lighter.

My hubby has been riding fatbikes since '09. He got a carbon Pivot Les Fat this fall and I have ridden it a few times. It's stupid light!

I race in the summer and have had a carbon frame on my wish list for some time now. I like the idea of a duel purpose frame. 29+ tires on it in the summer and big 5" tires in the winter.



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JUSTEATREALFOOD
1/25/2016 6:30:59 AM

Hey SpeedyDog!

I hope you've been getting a chance to get out and ride your fatbike this winter. The conditions have been fantastic here the last week and I have been riding mine so much now I'm looking to upgrade it to a lighter model. I'm thinking I'd like to have a nice light carbon bike I can use year round. A carbon Fatback Corvus is very appealing.

Hope all is well,
April

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FLORIDASUN
1/19/2016 8:21:06 PM

Sending a big hug and shout out for overall motivator of the day! emoticon



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ROXYZMOM
1/15/2016 7:48:40 AM

How are you doing ?



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