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Start of the Luminaria 5K, December 6, 2014 in Destin, FL

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Joanne and I at the end of the "Round the Lake" 5K, Marlborough, CT May 24, 2015

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UPDATED: Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016

Back in 2015 and 2016 after a long and great journey! Been a while since I updated my page or posted and there has been a lot of water under the bridge, but I have lost 64 pounds, have a whole new program and attitude and want to share my experiences and success here on SparkPeople, which I have been a member of for 8 years! Stay tuned!

Welcome! Thanks for visiting my corner of SparkPeople.com! Looking for THE ANSWER? (I am not a doctor nor do I play one on TV,) I am not a guru or self help icon; but this I do know: The only way to permanently lose and keep off weight is by changing your LIFESTYLE permanently (from inactive to active, start EXERCISING!) and to eat properly in moderation, healthfully and nutritionally.

Member Since: 10/14/2007

Fitness Minutes: 118,225

My Goals:
To continue my exercise and healthy eating habits and lifestyle permanently (nearly 5 years and counting!) strive to live a healthy and happy life. It's the journey, not the event itself. Exercise, a variety of physical activities along with healthy food choices will extend and make my life better---happy and healthy.

Exercise and healthy low calorie eating, primarily vegetable protein and vegetables in order to reach a goal weight of 220-225 lbs by losing 40 more pounds and reduce my BMI (body mass index) to a lower, more healthy value.

Specific Goals 2016

1. Meditate every day
2. Continue my low carb program started 5/26/14.
3. Continue workout program - Daily 5 mile jog/runs (weather permitting.) With winter, add TurboFire; Gin Miller Step program; Zumba and treadmill.
4. Continue Weight and strength training 3 times per week using weights an Bands; increase when appropriate
5. Continue to measure all food.
6. Continue plan & prepare

My Program:
Walking, jogging 4-5 miles a day weather permitting, I also do Chalene Johnson's Turbo Fire and Gin Miller's Step Reebok and DVDs. For strength training and resistance training along with 45-60 mins. of cardio intensity to raise my target heart rate to 125-135 beats per minute. Use of a heart rate monitor watch! (I use the Mio Alpha 2 HRM which is strapless and has Bluetooth BLE for use with my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone!)

Personal Information:
Partner in Pixel-Pros.com a small business specializing in affordable digital image restoration, retouching and repair. www.pixel-pros.com. Opened June 2010. Please visit our web site!

Things I am interested in:
Photojournalism. digital photography, Adobe Photoshop, scuba diving, computers, live music, digital music, my black lab Marley. Also political activism environment, disarmament/peace, social justice and fighting the corruption and corporatization of politics.)
Jimmy Buffett music and live concerts.

Other Information:

"Life is short, Break the Rules.
Forgive quickly, Kiss SLOWLY.
Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably
And never regret ANYTHING
That makes you smile."


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  • v PIR8DAVE
    Daily Workout. Cardio, TurboFire 60. Time: 1:02, 105 avg bpm, max bpm 121, 11.3 cpm, 40:54 in cardio training zone. 654 cals.
    2356 days ago
  • v PIR8DAVE
    My Daily Workout. TurboFire 55EZ. Stats. Time: 58:56, Avg bpm 102, max bpm 121 max bpm, avg. cpm 10.5, max cpm 12.4, cals burned 580, 38:56 mins in cardio training zone. Additionally strength training w/ hand weights, 14:21 mins another 133 cals. 9.5 cpm #turbofire #chalenejohnson #dailyworkout 
    2357 days ago
  • v PIR8DAVE
    Daily Workout, TurboFire 45 with Chalene Johnson, Time 46:15, avg. heart 110, in heart zone 32:19, (equivalent of 2.15 miles) burned 546 cals.
    2385 days ago
  • v PIR8DAVE
    Turned on the afterburners today for some kick ass cardio with Joanne Gulino Switzer. We did TurboFire 55EZ (my fave) and set a new personal best. Highest bpm 134, avg bpm 115, most cals burned 676, avg 12.5 cals/min. 54:47 mins. Total time, 27:56 mins. in heart rate training zone.
    2386 days ago
  • v PIR8DAVE
    Today's workout: Aerobics TurboFire 45EZ w/ weighted gloves. Stats: Duration 46:44, bpm avg. 102, max bpm 133, cals burned 560, cpm avg. 10.6, In target heart zone for 29:34 mins. Harvey Pasternak "5 Factor Workout," day one, 26:42 mins, 104 bpm avg. 131 bpm max, 11.1 cpm, 280 cals burned.
    2392 days ago
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