The Capt’n

Hello and Welcome.

July 23, 2008 I arrived home from having 25% of my heart replaced. I had more energy then I had had in months. The surgery was to replace the failing bicuspid aortic valve that I was born with. Life changed for me right off.

Over time I guess I had not realized how slowed down I had become. I’ve always been a high-energy person, always was involved in one event or another. Wicked competitor, I compete at everything with everyone, from sports to business goals to how fast you could down a glass of milk. Prior to the surgery I had trouble climbing a flight of stairs. 

It’s amazing what they can do these days with a handful of plastic and some super glue!

Two weeks before my surgery I had purchased a bike and positioned it in my living room. It was my first motivator. I had told myself that in 6 weeks I would be riding it, and I did.

Two weeks after arriving home I was still very sore and somewhat limited but with a little push I was back on the field coaching football. A real passion of mine. My boys played at that time and it’s the best seat in the house.

In December of 2008 I weighted 245 pounds, had a BMI of 34.2, with 33.5% body fat. I studied a number of eating plans and found that by eating a low carb diet aids my doctors in keeping me alive. 

I’m not exactly a gym rat although I am a regular. When lifting, I respect my doctor’s order to limit myself to 50 pounds (or so) and if I monitor my heart rate closely, my body will tell me when it’s time to be done, every circuit is a bit different. The smartest thing I have learned is to recognize and react accordingly.

50 pounds might not seem like a lot of weight and it’s not by most regard though I invite you to workout with me some day, any day, I will show you how you can make 50 pounds hurt.

I compliment the lifting circuits with interval cardio a few times a week wether it be on a machine or just a nice walk with my wife.

As of Dec 28, 2011 I weigh 210 lbs, have a BMI of 28.8, and my body fat is 29.8.

I am a 52-year-old father of two sets of twins. The older set are identical boys and they currently attend the University of Maine in Orono. The younger boy/girl set are freshman in high school. They are all very smart and as important, healthy.

My wife and I have been married for over 20 years. we are Christian. Mother and I, along with a business partner, run a reasonably successful recreational marine dealership in Central Maine. Pontoon Boats are really our thing. I’ve been at it for 32 years.


4 responses to this post.

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  2. Posted by David Haas on April 4, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could email me?


  3. Posted by TNT Man on October 24, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    Never spotted this little Bio. Nicely done. Also like your tag line.

    And – yes – you can make 50 pounds feel like 90.

    TNT Man


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