Shared on Sun, 04/21/2013 - 21:17

Most of you on here don't know me but I have a favor to ask.  Here is my quick back story. I have been overweight most of my life. When I was younger, it wasn't a problem because I stayed pretty active. In college I got into riding mountain bikes and stayed in pretty good shape.  Fast forward many years and I have let myself go pretty badly. A little over a year ago, I found out that I had diabetes. The doctor put me on medicine and I started pricking my finger daily. I did pretty good for a couple of months and then it was back to my old ways. Recently my best friend growing up called and asked how things where going. We don't see each other much anymore because I moved away to teach. I told him of my health problems and he said he could help me with that. He told me that "I was going to get back on my bike and get my ass back into shape."  Long story short, I signed up to ride in the Tour de Cure in Knoxville, TN on June 8th. I have signed up and there is no backing out now.  For the past 3 days, I have rode my bike. Right now it is tough. I get out of breath walking up a flight of stairs. I have put in two miles each day. I can already tell a difference. I have been eating healthy and drinking a butt load of water. I have 48 more days to get ready.

To enter the race, I must raise $200. If anybody is interested in helping me out, I would appreciate it. If you can't help financially, I understand. I just ask that you keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I really need help with this. I really want to watch my boys grow up and I am afraid that if I don't change, that won't happen.  If you would like to help out, here is my Race Page where you can donate. Thanks.


stungun504's picture
Submitted by stungun504 on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 10:27

Very sorry to hear about this H2. Keep up the fight. I'll be happy to donate to the cause.


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Submitted by H2Daddy on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 10:33

Thank you very much. That really means a lot to me. 

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Submitted by Raider30 on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 12:42

How far is the ride going to be?

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Submitted by H2Daddy on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 13:01

You can ride 10, 25, 40, 62 or 100. I am debating on the two shorter. Right now 2 miles is kicking my butt. I think I can be ready for 10 but I may want to push myself and go for 25. I am waiting until a little closer to race day to decide. Either one would be an accomplishment for me.

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Submitted by dreadKnights on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 13:49

Donation Done! My father has it and it claimed both legs, plus an arm. It is a horrible disease. I myself have made that change about 3years ago. The doctor told me If I didnt change it, I already saw what can happen to me.  If you want I can tell you how i did it. I went from 290 lbs down to 200. I wish you all the best and success making this life change. 

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Submitted by H2Daddy on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 14:39

Thank you so much. I'm sorry to hear about your father. I would love to hear how you did it. I need all the help I can get.

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Submitted by badmin on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 16:02

Hey H2.  I covered whatever the remainder of the goal was for you, so you're good to go!  Good luck out there buddy.  

My grandfather died of the same thing and my father is still struggling with it today.  Keep your spirits up and continue to live a healthy life.  Don't forget to let us know how you did on your blog.  


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Submitted by H2Daddy on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 19:19

Just got back from baseball practice and saw that you had donated. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thanks to everyone who donated. A big majority of the donations came from people on this website.  I will keep every one posted on my progress. Thanks again.

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Submitted by YEM on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 07:38

Best of luck to you H2

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Submitted by lanierb on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 21:45

Go for it H2!  The key is consistency.  Ride a little every day and I'll bet you can kick it!

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