See this image larger
My wife and I, December 2010

See this image larger
August 24, 2011

See this image larger
2011 Disney Princess Half, 2011 Disney Coast-to-Coast, and 2011 Disneyland Half

go to goodies page
Fortune Cookie
BC - British Co...
go to goodies page
Miss You
go to goodies page

ELYMWX is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
Interact with ELYMWX
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment

I'm a 41-year old father of three, and I started with SP August 2009 because I needed help getting my weight under control. I reached my goal weight of 155 pounds (a loss of 122 pounds) in late 2010, and am working on maintaining in the 155-160 pound range.

I have the support of my kids and my wonderful wife, L3DESIGNS, who is my inspiration and who started on her SparkPeople journey seven months before I did and is getting ever closer to her goal weight.

When I started I used the stationary bike, then started walking, and then started running. I've completed a 5K, a 10K, and a Half Marathon, and my wife has also run her first. My second Half was the Disney Princess Half at Disneyworld (Florida) in February 2011, however I walked it due to a stress fracture.

If you're new to SP and are just starting out, here are a couple blogs that I wrote with some overview material from what I've done here to date. If they help, great!


Oh, and just in case you're interested, the story of my Spark name:


Member Since: 8/24/2009

Fitness Minutes: 77,970

My Goals:
Weight Goals:
* 250 pounds: 10/20/2009
* 227 pounds: 12/28/2009
* 200 pounds: 03/23/2010
* 180 pounds: 05/21/2010
* 165 pounds: 07/17/2010
* 160 pounds: 08/30/2010
* 155-160 (Maintain)
-- 12/06/2010

5K Running Goals:
* First: 05/30/2010 26:12
* 25m: 07/16/2010 23:40
* 22.5: 09/21/2010 22:32
* 22m: 08/13/2010 21:54
* 21.5:
----- Target ?

10K Running Goals:
* First: 06/18/2010 52:32
* 55m: 06/18/2010 52:32
* 50m: 20/10/2010 49:51
* 48m: 19/11/2010 46:40
* 46m:
----- Target: ?

HM Running Goals:
#1: 09/26/2010 1:57:26
#2: 02/27/2011 2:41:11 (Walked)
#3: 09/03/2011 1:56:44

Increase my energy level

Enjoy life!

My Program:
The boring stuff: diet & exercise. I track everything.

I started out walking, graduated to running, completed one Half Marathon, walked a second due to injury, then ran my third.

I've started (and stopped) Insanity four times now, but in each case running took over...

Apparently I can be somewhat of a Cardio junkie!

Personal Information:
40, married for 13 years, with one son (10), two daughters (8 & 5). I'm an Electrical Engineer doing IC design, and live in Coquitlam, BC, Canada.

Other Information:
Engineering is the art of optimization, trading off a number of different costs to come up with the best solution. Never forget that your time has a cost.

Read More About ELYMWX - Profile Information moved here. (Updated April 24)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"

(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Login to Leave Comment
    Hi Bill,

    Thanks for stopping by and reading my “Rookie Mistakes” blog. I buy my bulk first aid supplies from firstaid.com. I also purchase replenishment supplies. 5”x 9” Trauma Pads come in handy. I can never have enough 3” x 4” non-stick self-adhesive bandages. I replace antibiotic ointment packs with tubes of ointment. I buy BZK antiseptic wipes by the carload. My favorite is 5” x “7 instant cold compresses. I also have quite a few 6” x 9” Instant Cold Compresses for serious hits. I replace the cheap kit scissors with high-quality scissors. I also like the Cohesive Elastic Bandage Wrap. I add large band aids to most kits.

    Unfortunately, I use all this stuff from time-to-time.

    2198 days ago
    I looked at all of your pictures and wow, you have done a great job!!! Keep up the awesome work!!!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2211 days ago
  • v GHK1962
    Dude! You're still around on Spark? High-5!!!!

    How are things going?
    2474 days ago
    Hi Bill,

    Thanks for the heads-up regarding the BBQ with Colorado’s custom bike builders. I was familiar with some of the custom bike builders. I really didn’t know how many there were around here. I suppose Colorado would be a good home base for these custom builders. A large percentage of the Colorado population rides regularly. This place is bike crazy.

    Thanks, Bruce

    2478 days ago
    Happy Sparkaversary!!
    2493 days ago
Member Comments (1382):  123Next >Last >>