Start of the Luminaria 5K, December 6, 2014 in Destin, FL
Joanne and I at the end of the "Round the Lake" 5K, Marlborough, CT May 24, 2015
WOW! Call the Marine Mammal Stranding Network a whale is aground! 380lbs. + (March 1997)
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PIR8DAVE is a SparkPeople Motivator!
UPDATED: Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016
Back in 2015 and 2016 after a long and great journey! Been a while since I updated my page or posted and there has been a lot of water under the bridge, but I have lost 64 pounds, have a whole new program and attitude and want to share my experiences and success here on SparkPeople, which I have been a member of for 8 years! Stay tuned!
Welcome! Thanks for visiting my corner of SparkPeople.com! Looking for THE ANSWER? (I am not a doctor nor do I play one on TV,) I am not a guru or self help icon; but this I do know: The only way to permanently lose and keep off weight is by changing your LIFESTYLE permanently (from inactive to active, start EXERCISING!) and to eat properly in moderation, healthfully and nutritionally.
To continue my exercise and healthy eating habits and lifestyle permanently (nearly 5 years and counting!) strive to live a healthy and happy life. It's the journey, not the event itself. Exercise, a variety of physical activities along with healthy food choices will extend and make my life better---happy and healthy.
Exercise and healthy low calorie eating, primarily vegetable protein and vegetables in order to reach a goal weight of 220-225 lbs by losing 40 more pounds and reduce my BMI (body mass index) to a lower, more healthy value.
Specific Goals 2016
1. Meditate every day
2. Continue my low carb program started 5/26/14.
3. Continue workout program - Daily 5 mile jog/runs (weather permitting.) With winter, add TurboFire; Gin Miller Step program; Zumba and treadmill.
4. Continue Weight and strength training 3 times per week using weights an Bands; increase when appropriate
5. Continue to measure all food.
6. Continue plan & prepare
Walking, jogging 4-5 miles a day weather permitting, I also do Chalene Johnson's Turbo Fire and Gin Miller's Step Reebok and DVDs. For strength training and resistance training along with 45-60 mins. of cardio intensity to raise my target heart rate to 125-135 beats per minute. Use of a heart rate monitor watch! (I use the Mio Alpha 2 HRM which is strapless and has Bluetooth BLE for use with my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone!)
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Things I am interested in:
Photojournalism. digital photography, Adobe Photoshop, scuba diving, computers, live music, digital music, my black lab Marley. Also political activism environment, disarmament/peace, social justice and fighting the corruption and corporatization of politics.)
Jimmy Buffett music and live concerts.
"Life is short, Break the Rules.
Forgive quickly, Kiss SLOWLY.
Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably
And never regret ANYTHING
That makes you smile."
SAMUEL CLEMENS aka MARK TWAIN
| current weight: 260.0
Hi! I found your sister's sparkpage (where she referred to your page which is how I landed here). Wow to you both. I love reading about how people completely shake up their life and routine and the success that follows. Awesome role models, both of you. Thanks!
154 days ago
A spectacular day on the Air Line Trail! The temperature was 45 degrees F and not a cloud in the sky! So nice to be outdoors in early January! It makes Winter almost tolerable to not be freezing off my arse. Stats: 5.23 mi distance, 18:47 min/mi. avg. pace 740 calories burned, 1:38:12 time.
168 days ago
I'm Finally making it to the Keys! How's the weather?
399 days ago
Daily Workout, Today indoors as it is windy, cool and raining. TurboFire 45 EZ, Time: 47;58 mins.510 cals., bpm avg. 103, bpm max 131, cpm 10.9. #dailyworkout #turbofire
433 days ago
Wonderful day for a long healthy walk/jog and walk on the Blackledge Greenbelt trail! Sunny and just beautiful! Thankful for Spring!
David just finished a Runtastic walking of 5.02 mi in 1h 55m
447 days ago