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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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SPEEDYDOG signed-up for a mountain bike instructional camp. I have 6 weeks to get in a lot better shape.
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Member Since: 4/25/2009

SparkPoints: 51,280

Fitness Minutes: 39,784

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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LMB-ESQ
7/6/2014 4:47:00 PM

Hi Bruce,
How was your holiday? My mom was here visiting, but fortunately she's not a big, fancy eater, so foodwise, I did pretty well. I actually managed to lose 2 lbs. I got to swim on Saturday, and intended to go today as well, but now I'm sick :-( I think it's just a cold, but I'm all congested and achy, so I didn't go. Hopefully it will be gone by tomorrow.

It sounds like you and I are opposites on endurance. I can go and go forever at the right pace, but speed is not my thing. Breath control is not great for me either. I should be able to breathe every third or fourth stroke in the pool, but I can't; I still need to breathe every second stroke, even after all these years.

I see you signed up for a mountain biking camp... interesting! Is that to help you get back into your previous great shape? What kind of things do you work on there? I've been debating signing up for some personal coaching as well. I could probably benefit from some stroke technique lessons to make sure I'm getting the optimum benefit from my swims.

Thanks for the blog comment too. Yes, finishing the JD and the bar exam were huge sources of stress. On the other hand, new stresses have taken over for those old stresses, so I really need to stop using stress as an excuse.



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LMB-ESQ
7/1/2014 1:27:30 PM

11 lbs.... great job! You must be feeling a lot better. My goal for July will be to get back under 160, which right now is a little over 3 lbs. It's doable.

I also believe in a balanced diet with calorie control. I just eat less carbs than you do :-) I don't get fatigued and go on binges either. In fact, the more carbs I eat, the more likely I am to binge and to lose energy and feel sick. If I eat pizza, it's just because I like pizza, and I don't believe in depriving myself of all the foods I like for the rest of my life. But I wouldn't call that a binge.

I guess we'll have to agree to disagree :-)



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LMB-ESQ
6/29/2014 7:51:57 AM

Meh... I gained this week. Thursday was awful, Mexican for lunch and pizza for dinner. Friday was better, but yesterday was bad too, Chinese for dinner. I'm always up after I eat Chinese, even if I'm careful. That's because it's uber-high in sodium and most of the sauces are loaded with sugar. Double whammy. I really need to get back on track.

Looks like you've indulged in some sugar too! But I see you're drinking less beer. At least you can claim some weight loss!



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LMB-ESQ
6/27/2014 6:47:15 PM

Bruce,
Looking good! Your food tracker looks great! And I imagine we'll be seeing a blog about the Flying J soon :-) You will take off the weight in no time.

I have had a very stressful week, especially the last couple of days. I need to work on ways to not allow stress to derail me. Mostly it makes me tired and when I'm tired I make poor choices. Like pizza. Yesterday was a total write off and today was better, but not much. Back on track with dinner tonight.

Women find it very difficult to keep weight off once menopause starts. It truly is a matter of the body betraying itself. It takes a lot of mental strength to work through that.

I swam this morning (had to force myself, so kept it short), I will bike tomorrow, and swim again Sunday.

Enjoy your weekend!

Laurie



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WEARINGTHIN
6/25/2014 2:12:02 AM

Thanks for adding me as a friend. I did the same. Glenn



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