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Oh Boy, don't I look happy!! 215 pounds August 2005

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New Years Eve in Thailand

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I joined this site quite some time ago, but never looked at the boards or joined any teams. BIG mistake!

My highest weight was 215 pounds, not good at all when only 5' 2"

I'm from the UK and lived in Canada, B.C for three years, 2002-2005.

We (hubby and I) left Canada Nov 2005 so I kinda fell off the wagon of diet/exercise.

I didn't want to stay in the UK so we moved to Malta, a tiny island between Italy and Tunisia (North Africa).

My diet has been yoyoing but I'm still heading towards my goal.

In October 2006 I did something I've wanted to do for years, and that was get "the girls" reduced (blimey what an intro!)
I went from a 42FF to a 36/38B-C the 36/38 came from diet and exercise.

It was the best thing I have ever done, and exercising is soooo much easier!
It gave me the motivation to get the rest of my body in shape.

I work from home, sit at the computer all day, so the weight just piled on.

One GREAT bit of health news is that both hubby and I gave up smoking in August 2009 and we haven't had any since!

UPDATE October 2011

I am now a Qualified Personal Trainer amongst other things!

Level 2 Gym Fitness Instructor
Level 2 Studio Resistance (Body Pump)
Level 2 Group Indoor Cycling (Spinning)
Level 2 Circuit Training
Level 3 Personal Trainer (includes Nutrition and Weight Management)

Member Since: 9/9/2004

Fitness Minutes: 100,392

My Goals:
Goal for 2012
Compete in first FULL Marathon

To be fit and healthy.

To help others as I have been helped.

October 2011 - Qualified as a Personal Trainer, Spinning Instructor, Group Indoor Cycling Instructor and Circuit Training.

My Program:
High Protein/low carb

Joined the local gym, go 5 times per week, for a minimum of one hour.

Running Club on Tuesday and Sunday

Personal Information:
My name is Liz and I am currently living back in the UK after leaving the tiny island of Malta.

I have been with my hubby for 27 years, and married for 20.

I turned 48 years old in July 2011, hence the 63 in my nick, year I was born.
My hubby is 25 years older than me, he turned 73 in January 2011.
We have no children together, but he has children and grandchildren.

Other Information:
"Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along."

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    I've read your spark page, following your journey...what an inspiring person you are.....I hope your personal training is spreading to many to become healthier...many of your photos prove how strong, healthy & happy one can get with dedication & perseverance!!!

    Keep up that spark, I've added you as a spark friend & would love to follow your example. Including a dreamed trip to Thailand in 2014 as well as a cruise through Indonesia. (much warmer than here in Canada in February!!! emoticon

    3208 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/3/2012 1:00:10 PM
    Your ability to change is inspiring!

    You have created a whole new you. emoticon

    Lily emoticon
    3210 days ago
    Hi Lizzy!
    I love some of your blogs - Thank you for keeping things positive - it helps SO much!

    3221 days ago
    Wow your page is very inspiring! I looked it up after you posted on the boards about how many marathons someone can do in a year. I am adding you as a friend!
    3235 days ago
  • v no profile image ANNABANANA1955

    I have a goal to run again someday. I currently need to lose at least 50 pounds. Right now my back and knees tell me that I won't ever be able to run for exercise again. Did you feel that way when you needed to lose a large amount of weight? Just wondering.


    Mary Ann
    3235 days ago
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