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308 pounds at my daughter's wedding.

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This is a long and on-going journey for me. I'm glad I found this site - it keeps me motivated and on the right path.

Member Since: 2/6/2006

Fitness Minutes: 16,895

My Goals:
Highest weight - 308 pounds 4 years ago. I''m down over 100 pounds at this point. I want to Lose 50 more pounds; get into better shape;eat to live. Most importantly I want to break through the 200 pound barrier.

(I broke through the 200 pound barrier and now I''m headed to my goal. About 30 pounds left to go.)

My Program:
I walk an average of 3m a day with my dog and spend at least an hour at the gym 4 days a week doing cardio and weight training. I''ve been doing the gym thing for the last two years and it has drastically reduced my depression and i know if i wasn''t doing it i''d be a lot flabbier than i am...LOL I recently taught myself how to run - and it has become a HUGE part of my life! Who would ever believe that I would like running?!! I strive for at least 5k per day - more if I''m running outside. It has definitely helped with changing my body shape. I''ll never quit - it''s the best thing I''ve ever done for myself.

Since my original post of my program I have become a runner - YES ME! A RUNNER! I average 5k 6 days a week. I want to start entering some races in the fall - I just can''t believe I''m actually doing it - I have always envied people who can run and now I''m one of them!

Personal Information:
I live in London, Ontario and I work in Sales. I recently started driving special ed kids to school - and I LOVE it!

Other Information:
Love to read, golf and garden - play with my grandchildren and my HUGE yellow Labrador Retriever - Dexter.

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    emoticon on being the Spark Motivator of the Day!!! emoticon
    1232 days ago
    3082 days ago
    Well Lybbe if your on board I would like to add you as a friend because I have 85 lbs to go and sure good use your inspiration....what a great change you have already made....looking forward to the future health of both of us...
    3849 days ago
    Lybbe, Just checking to see if you are still around. emoticon I'm finally back and serious about Sparking again. I've been tracking my food intake and signed up for a half marathon to motivate me to stick with it. I'm looking forward to reading your blog posts to see how things have been going for you? Did you ever get to do a full marathon? I haven't but am still hoping to do it some day.
    3863 days ago
    Lybbe, it's been forever since I've "checked" up on you!!
    Just thought of you so here I am. We finally became grandparents on Nov 6 and just got back from New Mexico where we met Charlotte Rae in New Mexico,. She is adorable of course and we had a great 2 weeks getting to know her. It was hard to leave.
    I have stalled on weight loss recently, but am back at it now. Hope to drop at least another 30 pounds before summer.
    You appear to be doing well. Keep up the good work.
    3888 days ago
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