SPEEDYDOG   58,513
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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: 58,513

Fitness Minutes: 43,221

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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TERI-RIFIC
11/22/2014 2:47:13 PM

Turns out I'll be driving to Colorado with my daughter to keep her company. She got a temp job in Wray, which seems to be in the middle of nowhere, but a 3 hour drive to some where's.



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KATIE5668
11/22/2014 12:10:17 PM

Morning..I had to laugh as that statement was one of my Dad's favorites too. My Mom had ties to the Silver King and her great uncle was the founder of the town of Elizabeth..named after his mother. So I guess my families ties to Colorado are similar to yours. There is more to the story..but it is long and convoluted..so suffice to say

thanks for the friend add and I will be checking in for events and how you are doing with achieving your goals..gotta work on mine too!!

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JUSTEATREALFOOD
11/22/2014 9:20:04 AM

Hi SpeedyDog!

I drove from Ontario to Buffalo to pick up my new bike but because of the weather it's not arriving until Monday :( Sitting in the hotel right now looking at the snow outside. I'm going to have to drive back on Tuesday to pick it up. Planned the trip to avoid CDN duty.

Can my husband and a few friends join our team? My hubby's had a fatbike for 4 winters now and the rest of us are just catching up.

Happy riding!



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GHK1962
11/22/2014 9:12:16 AM

Dude - that 9:Zero:7 sounds like it holds a place of honor at your place - though more so out in the wild.

Those grips you mentioned ... man if those aren't glove needy as well, if you didn't wear gloves it's shred your hands I bet. Though it's a winter bike, so you'd have gloves anyway. And it's mountain riding, so again, gloves.

And triple butted frame? I know they double butted them, but triple? You get he mid-section thinner that way? Or really more for joint strength?

By the way, I'm an engineer too. But not of the cool mechanical variety. Nope, I'm a lowly street walker type - transportation is my field. So yeah, you'd want me staying away from your trails, as I'd want to blacktop them all haha!



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IRONBESS
11/21/2014 2:28:16 PM

Thanks again for more encouraging words. I really appreciate knowing what works for you too. You are making incredible progress reflected on your pounds lost ticker and are an inspiration!
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