SPEEDYDOG   52,069
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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 A small fire near my house started by an unattended campfire was quickly extinguished by the Colorado emergency response forest fire team. The low flying helicopter that shook my house was good thing.
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Member Since: 4/25/2009

SparkPoints: 52,069

Fitness Minutes: 39,998

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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XXJDXX
6/11/2014 1:15:06 PM

'The Huffy' - I rode mine until it fell apart too. It's amazing how much it weighed because of the frame materials. I taco'd the tire going over a rock on one of my first rides, and I had to walk it back 5+ miles; I took it to a bike repair shop and they laughed 'a Huffy'. Shortly after I replaced the tire one of the pedal's threads stripped and it just fell off. Good times.



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THINFITFEMINIST
6/8/2014 9:14:44 PM

He is reborn. emoticon



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ROXYZMOM
6/8/2014 9:11:06 AM

Sounded like what my hubby would say!
LOL!



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IFDEEVARUNS2
6/7/2014 5:56:00 PM

Lightning is scary anywhere: my grandkids were at camp last summer when an unexpected lightning bolt struck three kids. One will never recover. Luckily my grandkids were spared, though they endured the trauma of witnessing the event. When there's lightning, I don't run.



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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!



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