SPEEDYDOG   51,482
SparkPoints
50,000-59,999 SparkPoints
 
 
June 2008 - 270 lbs and still gaining!





May 2010 - After Running in the Lake George 5K





I feel like this a lot!



I have 29 pics in my gallery





Awards





See All SparkPeople Motivators


 
"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
Read More About SPEEDYDOG (Updated July 6)


Current Status:
SPEEDYDOG is working to get in shape again.
set 4 hours ago


SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 Pounds lost: 86.0 
 
0
25
50
75
100


 
Interact with SPEEDYDOG

Send Member a Private Message








Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 4/25/2009

SparkPoints: 51,482

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




Profile Image





 
 



Skis
From:
CHARITYAK

Two Thumbs Up
From:
DDOORN

Bicycle
From:
TERI-RIFIC

Happy Face
From:
MJRVIC2000

Two Thumbs Up
From:
DDOORN

Happy Face
From:
PDQ1203




Member Comments:
LINDAKAY228
6/7/2014 4:08:41 PM

Just read your comment on my blog! You do have so many wild animals around there! You have your own zoo without having to travel to one LOL. In New Mexico, I hardly ever saw a wild animal when out hiking in the forest, but saw elk a few miles outside of town near the road. We had a lot of javelina and deer but I only saw them a lot of time in town, now while out hiking LOL. People in town get upset because the deer are always eating from their gardens. I saw a bear once out hiking, from a distance and it was running the opposite way. It was a brown bear. I stood more chance in town of seeing animals than outside. Of course, birds were everywhere! Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog!



Report Inappropriate Comment
LINDAKAY228
6/7/2014 3:47:37 PM

I'm visiting in southern CA right now where they are in the midst of a drought. When I was in New Mexico our driest season was late spring and through June. Temperatures were the highest in June too. Afternoon monsoons usually started around July 4th and ran through August so the fire danger became much lower but June was brutal for wildfires. Our best time for the plants and flowers there was late summer and fall because of when the rains came. Glad right now you are having low fire danger and beautiful trails. Funny how different places it hits at different times.



Report Inappropriate Comment
HEALTHY-SPARK
6/4/2014 1:57:10 PM

Thanks for adding me as a sparkfriend! I've added you back. Looks like you are making fantastic progress -- keep up the great work! emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
ELYMWX
6/3/2014 11:36:25 AM

Yeah, it hurts pretty much all the time. Sleeping is bad, especially because I tend to want to sleep on my right side. Thankfully painkillers work.

The biggest problem? I'm stuck on the stationary bike. I have no strength in the shoulder and steering a bike is severely painful, and because the joint's not stable any jarring (as in running) is like someone's driving a skewer into the joint.

Just working my way through diagnostic imaging to confirm the diagnosis from the physical exam, then most likely on to surgery.



Report Inappropriate Comment
HEALTHY-SPARK
6/3/2014 11:24:49 AM

hah -- I just read your comment about the rules of mountain biking on a friends sparkpage -- so true! I love the no spandex one. :-) Nothing like seeing a fluorescent spandex clad mountain biker when you are out in the wilderness to sorta take the zen out of the moment. Have a great one!



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (1191 total):  << First< Previous34567Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites
View My Food and Exercise Log
Report Inappropriate Page