SPEEDYDOG   63,182
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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: 63,182

Fitness Minutes: 44,220

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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GHK1962
12/9/2014 10:27:11 AM

Got the blog comment - I think all of us are kind awesome in our own ways right? Yeah I did the runs ... but I look at you and Bill and think ... bike GODS! Or some other friends who have done incredible things ... so yeah, I will say we are all all sorts of awesome!

By the way, I printed and filed away that bike post you did on my page...I don't want to lose it! It's in my biking files now. Thanks dude.



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GHK1962
12/6/2014 9:46:52 PM

Dude!

I only have a low end mtn bike ... nothing like what you have. I've gotten into road bikes.

But your description to AnneMargar on how to choose one was freakin AWESOME! I was reading it thinking that if I were to ever be in the market for another Mtn ... I am soooo gonna ask your advice!

Nice posting there for sure.



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PRESBESS
12/5/2014 11:32:43 AM

Hey SpeedyDog! Thanks for the friend add. I added you too. I look forward to getting to know you and rooting each other on.
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GHK1962
12/5/2014 12:26:50 AM

Geeze B - your comment on my page about your absolute favorite thing ... Lucas ... who is not at thing ... but family - THAT should have gone on the blog dude. That would be MY favorite.

And I'm glad he was there for y'all in harder times.

High-5 to Lucas ... totally.



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KAYOTIC
12/4/2014 8:38:11 PM

It seems almost daily that they are putting in a new trail out behind our house! There are some great trails around Lake Tahoe as well, just 30 minutes from Reno. emoticon



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