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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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Member Since: 4/25/2009

SparkPoints: 67,327

Fitness Minutes: 46,282

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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WONDERWOMAN
12/30/2014 4:28:32 PM

Hey Bruce, I signed up for the Revel Rockies HM. Any inside info. to share?



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WONDERWOMAN
12/29/2014 7:52:04 PM

No worries about laughing about my adventures (all of them). I agree, the treadmill was just an innocent bystander in my misadventures. I knew better, but gave in to boredom. Lesson learned the hard way.

I was only doing the 6:30s for 45 seconds. Trying my best to get some speed back.



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TERI-RIFIC
12/29/2014 4:05:57 PM

I don't want to belabor this, but you do have a talent for writing. just for example when you describe the haze and the dust particles and explain about that meaning a sharp drop off- that was really good writing and interesting and different. . I don't know whether you have any interest in writing, but I think you surely have talent that could wind up with you writing a book. I was an English major in college, and though I don't have a lot of creative writing ability, I am really good at recognizing talent in others. You have esoteric knowledge of biking that others would find interesting. You write well, and have a terse, no nonsense style that is fun to read. Don't ever take a creative writing class where they will try to make you like someone else. if you have any interest at all in writing I think you could be successful.



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LMB-ESQ
12/17/2014 10:05:58 PM

Oh, how funny! I'm glad you liked the Hoppin' Frog. Their pumpkin ale is pretty good. Interestingly enough, my favorite pumpkin ale is made by Traveler Beer, in Vermont. Actually, I don't think I've ever met a pumpkin ale that I don't like!

Your home brewing adventures sound interesting. I understand there's a lot of science behind brewing great beer. I don't have the first clue about home brewing. I just know what I like!



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LMB-ESQ
12/16/2014 6:43:00 AM

Yes Bruce... I would say you're spoiled! I think you get the best of just about everything out there in Colorado :-)

The Tipsy's website was cool. The building looks like a major tourist shopping area off of I-77 in Virginia that I drive past every time I visit my daughter in South Carolina. Except that place doesn't have beers from around the world. I think I like yours better!

Thirsty Dog makes a lot of seasonal beers. The Labrador Lager is one that's available year round. I like their Christmas ale, but my favorite of theirs is actually a summer ale, Whippet Wheat. I tend to like the lighter, sweeter, wheat beers. I do hope to see more Tommyknocker here, maybe I'll be lucky enough to find their wheat ale or summer ale here.

I was half kidding about the calorie intake/burn :-) Interesting that it takes more to burn off a good craft beer than Coors though. I think I'd rather ride the extra 5 also!



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