SPEEDYDOG   47,436
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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 55 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. In track and field, 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 My wife authorized the local auto repair shop to fix her 330,000 mile Expedition for a paltry $1,200! The car is worth $600 maybe. I am stunned!
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Member Since: 4/25/2009

SparkPoints: 47,436

Fitness Minutes: 38,834

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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Member Comments:
ELYMWX
4/7/2014 10:55:18 PM

Somehow I'm not surprised you are a backer of Fix-It Sticks. My current multi-tool is "good enough" for now, but if I ever need another one Fix-It Sticks will be on my list. Such a simple idea, it's surprising no-one else thought of it before. Mind you, the same phrase probably applies to half of my patents too - 14 so far, with five or six in the pipeline.

As for physio, once it became clear that things were going downhill and I needed a sports med consultation I stopped going. It looked like the right thing for a while, but eventually the muscles around the joint reached their limit for overcompensation and said "screw you". No idea on surgery yet; we are in Scotland for all of August, and Leah tells me I'm not allowed to get it scheduled between July 15 (2 weeks before we leave) and September 4 (the day we get back). I don't know yet what the wait list will be like (and to be honest, I don't know 100% that I'll need it) but something tells me it'll be in September, which means I *might* be back on the bike in November.



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ELYMWX
4/5/2014 12:53:02 PM

Kinda figured it, but I was hoping (for your sake) that it was April Fools :-)



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ELYMWX
3/30/2014 1:17:08 PM

28km/h to zero in about 2 meters. Yeah, it was a good smack on the ground.



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GOLFINMOMMA
3/27/2014 10:13:20 PM

YourDoctor may have said you can ride your bike but please take it easy! emoticon emoticon



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LINDAKAY228
3/18/2014 6:33:02 PM

Loved reading your comments. Hope she finds a bike she likes. Those therapy exercises are not for wimps! I have trouble still with some areas, that I've had trouble with, but driving seems to be doing pretty good. Cause I'm sitting I think. Just got my car by a transport a couple of weeks ago I was extremely nervous but son pushed me to drive and I think it's actually working and I don't feel so stuck so much of the time because I don't have to rely on someone who's very busy to take me. Now if I just didn't feel like I was going to fall over when I'm walking somewhere LOL. ANd write and type. Can't have everything all at once but it will come. And be able to do some things with my brain that are much harder now and more complicated. However its only been 4 1/2 months so what am I complaining about?



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