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My wife and I, December 2010





August 24, 2011





2011 Disney Princess Half, 2011 Disney Coast-to-Coast, and 2011 Disneyland Half



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I'm a 41-year old father of three, and I started with SP August 2009 because I needed help getting my weight under control. I reached my goal weight of 155 pounds (a loss of 122 pounds) in late 2010, and am working on maintaining in the 155-160 pound range.

I have the support of my kids and my wonderful wife, L3DESIGNS, who is my inspiration and who started on her SparkPeople journey seven months before I did and is getting ever closer to her goal weight.

When I ...
I'm a 41-year old father of three, and I started with SP August 2009 because I needed help getting my weight under control. I reached my goal weight of 155 pounds (a loss of 122 pounds) in late 2010, and am working on maintaining in the 155-160 pound range.

I have the support of my kids and my wonderful wife, L3DESIGNS, who is my inspiration and who started on her SparkPeople journey seven months before I did and is getting ever closer to her goal weight.

When I started I used the stationary bike, then started walking, and then started running. I've completed a 5K, a 10K, and a Half Marathon, and my wife has also run her first. My second Half was the Disney Princess Half at Disneyworld (Florida) in February 2011, however I walked it due to a stress fracture.

If you're new to SP and are just starting out, here are a couple blogs that I wrote with some overview material from what I've done here to date. If they help, great!

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2669965
http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3168474

Oh, and just in case you're interested, the story of my Spark name:

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3052848
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ELYMWX What am I thankful for? Today I'm thankful for pain killers.
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Member Since: 8/24/2009

SparkPoints: 71,441

Fitness Minutes: 77,970

My Goals:
Weight Goals:
* 250 pounds: 10/20/2009
* 227 pounds: 12/28/2009
* 200 pounds: 03/23/2010
* 180 pounds: 05/21/2010
* 165 pounds: 07/17/2010
* 160 pounds: 08/30/2010
* 155-160 (Maintain)
-- 12/06/2010


5K Running Goals:
* First: 05/30/2010 26:12
* 25m: 07/16/2010 23:40
* 22.5: 09/21/2010 22:32
* 22m: 08/13/2010 21:54
* 21.5:
----- Target ?

10K Running Goals:
* First: 06/18/2010 52:32
* 55m: 06/18/2010 52:32
* 50m: 20/10/2010 49:51
* 48m: 19/11/2010 46:40
* 46m:
----- Target: ?

HM Running Goals:
#1: 09/26/2010 1:57:26
#2: 02/27/2011 2:41:11 (Walked)
#3: 09/03/2011 1:56:44

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Enjoy life!

My Program:
The boring stuff: diet & exercise. I track everything.

I started out walking, graduated to running, completed one Half Marathon, walked a second due to injury, then ran my third.

I've started (and stopped) Insanity four times now, but in each case running took over...

Apparently I can be somewhat of a Cardio junkie!

Personal Information:
40, married for 13 years, with one son (10), two daughters (8 & 5). I'm an Electrical Engineer doing IC design, and live in Coquitlam, BC, Canada.

Other Information:
Engineering is the art of optimization, trading off a number of different costs to come up with the best solution. Never forget that your time has a cost.

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CARTOONB
4/14/2014 11:26:01 PM

But if they agreed, that's all that matters. Right?



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SPEEDYDOG
4/5/2014 12:45:52 PM

Hi Bill,

No, this is not an “April Fool” joke. We really did get buried with snow.

Thanks, Bruce




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LAURIETAIT
4/4/2014 4:26:22 PM

Geez, that's a long time to wait. Take care. Don't over do. I know how easy that is to say but very tough to do.
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LAURIETAIT
4/4/2014 3:52:50 PM

That sounds painful. I hurt my shoulder but not nearly so bad as you and I found it very difficult to ride. That's the worst part of all I think. It just sets your training back so far. I hope it heals soon and you're back to riding ASAP. Here cycling is not really on the agenda yet. The snow banks are still 6 feet high. Manitoba, you gotta love it or you'd shoot yourself.



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SPEEDYDOG
3/30/2014 8:15:01 AM

Hi Bill,

Thanks your comment on my status feed and for asking when I am going to ride my Nimble 9. I took the Nimble 9 for a short ride yesterday. Unfortunately, my ankle was really not ready for such stress. My Nimble 9 is a fast bike!

Thanks, Bruce




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