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I'm Dan - thanks for visiting my SparkPage.

In October 2010 my family all got together to celebrate my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. Many of us struggle with weight and fitness. While talking to some of my siblings, we decided to challenge each other to a weight loss competition. I already wanted to do something about my weight, but this challenge was what I needed to get the ball rolling.

What I thought would take less than one year is now in its second year. I ...
I'm Dan - thanks for visiting my SparkPage.

In October 2010 my family all got together to celebrate my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. Many of us struggle with weight and fitness. While talking to some of my siblings, we decided to challenge each other to a weight loss competition. I already wanted to do something about my weight, but this challenge was what I needed to get the ball rolling.

What I thought would take less than one year is now in its second year. I guess I have to learn patience too. It hasn't been easy, but I'm committed to making permanent life style changes in order to reach my goal.

Cycling is my activity of choice. I'm fortunate to live in a bike friendly area with lots of trails. I'm actually able to bike commute 12 miles each way for work almost entirely on biking trails.

My wife, DenverPaula, enjoys running. So we're registered for several races this year - everything from a 5K up to a full marathon in September.

Good luck to you on your goals and thanks for your support.

SW 254
CW 170
GW 175
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Member Since: 10/31/2010

SparkPoints: 5,886

Fitness Minutes: 15,273

My Goals:
1) Attain and maintain a healthy weight

2) Improve cardio fitness and strength

3) Lower cholesterol - eliminate meds

4) Be healthy and look better!

Weight loss progress:
254 - 10/31/10
244 - 11/13/10
234 - 12/5/10
224 - 4/6/11
214 - 11/26/11
204 - 1/11/12
194 - 2/4/12
184 - 3/10/12
175 - 4/28/12
168 - 6/1/12
170 - 3/4/13

My Program:
Educate myself in nutrition and exercise

Eat smaller portions

Reduce consumption of processed foods

Eliminate sweeteners from my diet - natural and artificial

No soda - lots of water

Cardio; 4 day's per week

Strength training; 2 day's per week

Complete at least 5 organized racing or charity events each year

Personal Information:
46 year old IT professional in the Denver area who enjoys spending time with family, cycling, hiking, geocaching, photography and reading.

Married to a wonderful & talented woman. We're parents of two adult kids and one teenager.

Height 5' 11"

Other Information:
Organized Races:
5K 8/21/11 32:52
5K 12/17/11 28:06
5M 1/21/12 53:02
10M 2/18/12 1:40:22
5K 3/17/12 24:29 (PR)
13.1M 4/15/12 1:56:46
13.1 M (May 2012)
26.2M (September 2012)

Outdoor Cycling:
965 miles in 2011
2400 miles in 2012

2013 goal; 4000 miles

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA
7/3/2012 8:14:01 PM

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Happy 4th of July my friend! Today is the day that we celebrate with barbeques, watermelon, fireworks, friends, family and lots more. It is also the day that we celebrate this wonderful country of ours. I wish you tons of fun and fireworks today!

"It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism." (J. Horace McFarland)

"My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue." (Author Unknown)

*~ Paula *~
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GLAMNGLOWDIVA
4/22/2012 1:50:05 AM

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Happy Earth Day! Today is the day to start doing something good for the planet. You can recycle or reuse things. You can change your light bulbs to energy saving ones. When you're grocery shopping ask for paper instead of plastic, or better yet bring your own bags each time. Find something that you can do today that will improve the planet and your life.

"There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet." (Brooke Medicine Eagle)
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4/6/2012 1:38:35 AM

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Happy Easter my friend! Wishing you day is colorful, bright and cheerful. May this Easter renew new joys and happiness and new blessings in your life. Have a joyous Easter with your loved ones.

"Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness." (Floyd W. Tomkins)
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BOILHAM
4/5/2012 2:16:14 PM

Thanks for the friend add, and nice comments. Looks like your weight loss program is working well for you! Congratulations on that. I see you've signed up for a marathon too. Mine is a long way off, plenty of time for me to train.



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STRIVER57
2/23/2012 3:42:28 AM

thanks for the add, i've added you back, and thanks for not telling me to i was being nosy. good for you & your wife! btw, are you the Denver Dan on McEdit ? (i occasionally lurk there)



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