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Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your support and would like to encourage you as much as I can.

I have health issue to deal with as well, it is an autoimmune problem which attacks my glands. So far it has only destroyed my adrenal glands so I have to take cortisone replacement medication. This is called Addison's Disease it is quite rare. One of the things they check me for on a regular basis is my thyroid. So far I haven't any problems with it, the other thing they check me ...
Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your support and would like to encourage you as much as I can.

I have health issue to deal with as well, it is an autoimmune problem which attacks my glands. So far it has only destroyed my adrenal glands so I have to take cortisone replacement medication. This is called Addison's Disease it is quite rare. One of the things they check me for on a regular basis is my thyroid. So far I haven't any problems with it, the other thing they check me for is diabities as the autoimmune disease can attack the pancreas. Anyway, because my body doesn't regulate itself properly I have trouble with my weight. I decided last November after splitting up with my wife of 25 years, that I was going to make an effort to lose weight, so focussed first on diet, then went out and bought a bowflex and an elliptical trainer. Well it has worked, I have lost a lot of weight and feel good about it. I have recently started dating and actually feel like I am a good catch for someone. Again, thanks for stopping by. Rick





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Member Since: 2/6/2007

SparkPoints: 34,257

Fitness Minutes: 27,879

My Goals:
Recently divorced, wanting to improve myself to gain more self confidence to find a nice woman.

My Program:
Managing what I eat very closely. Definitely use the nutrition tracker. My goal is a maximum 20% calories from fat.

After losing 50 pounds from Jan 1st to Sept 2007, I decided to take up running to keep the weight off. I first trained for a half marathon, but ended up with a stress fracture at the 18 km mark. That did not deter me although it did prevent me from running for 17 weeks. After healing I trained for a marathon Oct 2008 where I qualified for Boston. I ran the Boston Marathon April 20, 2009, 3:30:16 requalified for Boston. I have now ran 6 marathons and have registered to compete at Ironman Canada in Aug 2011.

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50 year old divorced man, with 2 adult children


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Home: Vancouver, Canada

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RICKAND
8/29/2011 4:20:44 PM

Nice to hear from you. I ran Ironman Canada Yesterday! 2.4 m swim 112 m bike 26.2 m run



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BLUE*ANGEL
8/29/2011 3:05:43 PM

I'm baaaack! :) Hope you're well!



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GRAMMYFIT
10/9/2010 11:18:57 AM

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog! You look great..! emoticon
Keep up the good work!



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YOGABELLE
2/6/2009 2:48:54 PM

You look amazing. Congrats on your hard work! Bella



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WYOFRED
12/23/2008 8:35:29 PM

Wow what a transformation. You look great. You're a hottie and I am sure that you won't stay single for long. Great Job.

I wish you continued success on your lifestyle change.

Freddy



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