SPEEDYDOG   67,327
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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: 67,327

Fitness Minutes: 46,282

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:
SYNCHRODAD
3/1/2015 7:27:13 AM

Hello Speedydog. I have retired from the $150 rebate company as of Friday, laid off actually. 49 years was enough. I am in crap shape compared to 2-3 years ago. I am going to try to keep this ID, but it might have too much "imperial entanglement." Physical activity programs are blocked out from me on this ID. I might adopt a new ID, Speedycat. Who knows? Speedyrat also comes to mind. I'm guessing that Speedo might be gone. I'll be typing.. emoticon



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ROXYZMOM
2/24/2015 9:41:25 PM

How is everything going?



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LINDAKAY228
2/9/2015 7:15:36 AM

Hi Bruce! Thanks so much for the goodie and for the comment on my blog I wrote it mainly for myself, like we sometimes do with blogs, and was surprised at the positive reactions I got. I guess I shouldn't have been but still it was a pleasant surprise. I really do appreciate your comments. We're both hanging in there and doing all we can do in spite of what things may have happened in the past. Hope you're doing well too!



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BOILHAM
2/5/2015 9:20:12 AM

Thanks, Bruce. I've been working so hard to maintain weight, that the taper weight gain jumped up on me and surprised me. I know how it works, but somehow I blocked it out this time. I do understand the process, and writing it down helps, but man, I hate that mirror this morning.
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FLORIDASUN
1/29/2015 5:37:07 PM

Thanks buddy for stopping by my blog. YEP...self employed is dang hard...but I wouldn't have it any other way! Hope you and yours are going strong and doing great! Keep the faith! emoticon



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