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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: 56,677

Fitness Minutes: 42,591

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

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Workout Shoes
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Skis
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CHARITYAK

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GHK1962
10/31/2014 5:32:09 PM

I got your comment on my blog ... about surviving the zombie apocalypse.

I will say that given the fact that you believe you will not have to worry because you live in a colder climate ... well, nice knowing you dude. Seriously, I have enjoyed your ramblings and mountain bike blogs. I was hoping you would use your awesome riding skills to keep moving and to survive. However, it sounds as if you will try to wait it out. Zombies do not feel the cold. They ARE the cold.

I would ask before you get eaten ... can you leave me your Specialized 29" Stumpjumper Carbon Expert? It's more than I can handle, but it's fast. And I will need fast.

Thank you. That is all.


(Actually that is not all - Happy Halloween dude!)



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LINDAKAY228
10/27/2014 5:30:24 PM

Just heard on the news here in Texas, where I am now, that bicycle deaths are up 16% this year all over the nation. Since you're an avid bicyclist thought you might want to know. The majority of increase was in 6 states. I didn't catch all 6 but know Texas, California, and Illinois was 3 of the states. I did notice on the map that New Mexico and Colorado were not in the 6 that had the majority of increase. I know where I lived in NM and where you live in CO that bicycling is a big deal. But I guess a lot of our people were out in the mountains on mountain bikes and very serious about what they are doing. Probably more deaths in the more populated areas but didn't catch that part. I thought about your horrible accident though. It also said that 26% of the cyclists were drunk! Good reason to stay off a bike when drinking I guess. Probably thought they could avoid a DWI (or DUI depending on what they call it in each state) if they rode a bike while drinking instead of driving Not smart. Anyway, just thought I'd tell you this interesting piece of news. Even though I don't ride, in NM it was a huge sport and the we had the Tour of The Gila there for 5 days every spring. Hope you and all the cyclists you know stay safe and out of the way of the crazy people out there LOL!



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HOLIERTHANTHOU
10/21/2014 6:02:38 AM

Uhmm, hi! Thank-you for adding me as a friend. I have added you as well. Who the heck are you?

I particularly enjoyed the photo of the interior of the car. Not enough of that on SP.



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SLENDERELLA61
10/19/2014 1:35:46 PM

Thanks for your comments about Florida and the well wishes. Overall I like living here, but on a 70 degree day like today, what's not to like??



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GHK1962
10/3/2014 11:10:25 AM

heh heh ... got your comment on the blog about thermodynamics and spark. I have to keep in mind that there are a few of you out there that will understand all things sciency ... and will see where I am cutting corners on the math or making up my own laws and theorems!

So ... when going geeky in my blog post I will try to keep in mind to not trample on the sanctity of science heh.



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