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August 24, 2011





2011 Disney Princess Half, 2011 Disney Coast-to-Coast, and 2011 Disneyland Half



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I'm a 41-year old father of three, and I started with SP August 2009 because I needed help getting my weight under control. I reached my goal weight of 155 pounds (a loss of 122 pounds) in late 2010, and am working on maintaining in the 155-160 pound range.

I have the support of my kids and my wonderful wife, L3DESIGNS, who is my inspiration and who started on her SparkPeople journey seven months before I did and is getting ever closer to her goal weight.

When I ...
I'm a 41-year old father of three, and I started with SP August 2009 because I needed help getting my weight under control. I reached my goal weight of 155 pounds (a loss of 122 pounds) in late 2010, and am working on maintaining in the 155-160 pound range.

I have the support of my kids and my wonderful wife, L3DESIGNS, who is my inspiration and who started on her SparkPeople journey seven months before I did and is getting ever closer to her goal weight.

When I started I used the stationary bike, then started walking, and then started running. I've completed a 5K, a 10K, and a Half Marathon, and my wife has also run her first. My second Half was the Disney Princess Half at Disneyworld (Florida) in February 2011, however I walked it due to a stress fracture.

If you're new to SP and are just starting out, here are a couple blogs that I wrote with some overview material from what I've done here to date. If they help, great!

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2669965
http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3168474

Oh, and just in case you're interested, the story of my Spark name:

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3052848
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ELYMWX found the most intriguing taste combination yesterday morning. Candied ginger and crisp bacon. Very unusual, but I thought it was awesome.
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Member Since: 8/24/2009

SparkPoints: 71,969

Fitness Minutes: 77,970

My Goals:
Weight Goals:
* 250 pounds: 10/20/2009
* 227 pounds: 12/28/2009
* 200 pounds: 03/23/2010
* 180 pounds: 05/21/2010
* 165 pounds: 07/17/2010
* 160 pounds: 08/30/2010
* 155-160 (Maintain)
-- 12/06/2010


5K Running Goals:
* First: 05/30/2010 26:12
* 25m: 07/16/2010 23:40
* 22.5: 09/21/2010 22:32
* 22m: 08/13/2010 21:54
* 21.5:
----- Target ?

10K Running Goals:
* First: 06/18/2010 52:32
* 55m: 06/18/2010 52:32
* 50m: 20/10/2010 49:51
* 48m: 19/11/2010 46:40
* 46m:
----- Target: ?

HM Running Goals:
#1: 09/26/2010 1:57:26
#2: 02/27/2011 2:41:11 (Walked)
#3: 09/03/2011 1:56:44

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Enjoy life!

My Program:
The boring stuff: diet & exercise. I track everything.

I started out walking, graduated to running, completed one Half Marathon, walked a second due to injury, then ran my third.

I've started (and stopped) Insanity four times now, but in each case running took over...

Apparently I can be somewhat of a Cardio junkie!

Personal Information:
40, married for 13 years, with one son (10), two daughters (8 & 5). I'm an Electrical Engineer doing IC design, and live in Coquitlam, BC, Canada.

Other Information:
Engineering is the art of optimization, trading off a number of different costs to come up with the best solution. Never forget that your time has a cost.

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LAURIETAIT
4/4/2014 3:52:50 PM

That sounds painful. I hurt my shoulder but not nearly so bad as you and I found it very difficult to ride. That's the worst part of all I think. It just sets your training back so far. I hope it heals soon and you're back to riding ASAP. Here cycling is not really on the agenda yet. The snow banks are still 6 feet high. Manitoba, you gotta love it or you'd shoot yourself.



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SPEEDYDOG
3/30/2014 8:15:01 AM

Hi Bill,

Thanks your comment on my status feed and for asking when I am going to ride my Nimble 9. I took the Nimble 9 for a short ride yesterday. Unfortunately, my ankle was really not ready for such stress. My Nimble 9 is a fast bike!

Thanks, Bruce




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SPEEDYDOG
2/23/2014 12:36:01 PM

Hi Bill,

We are NOT keeping Bieber. We are going to send him to California!

I work in downtown Denver. Bieber came to Denver last summer. I saw all sorts of people holding “I Love You Justin” signs. We are talking not just talking teeny-boppers. I saw many middle-aged men and women in holding signs. Okay, so the kid is a drug addict.

Rob Ford is still mayor of Toronto, right? I think Bieber needs to return to kind and gentle Canada where drug addiction is not frowned upon.

Thanks, Bruce

P.S. You need not mention legalized recreational marijuana use in Colorado.




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CARTOONB
2/22/2014 10:31:52 AM

It just ain't right. He needs to come home. Not that his parents are doing much... emoticon



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SPEEDYDOG
2/21/2014 8:57:17 PM

Hi Bill,

Thanks for your nice comment on my “Counting Blessings” blog. Also, congratulations the Canadian women’s hockey team capturing the gold, and the Canadian men’s team advancing to the gold medal round. In the United States, we just kind of shrug it off. I am sure had the USA teams prevailed against the Canadian teams the Canadian Government would have called for a month of mourning!

Now, if football was an Olympic sport…..

Thanks, Bruce




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