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Hello everyone. My name is Valerie and I am a wife and mother of 4 daughters...Kysondra~17, Keianna~12, Makailah~5, and Alexis~3. My husband Greg is my motivation and constant support. Without him, I couldn't have done it. He has lost over 180 lbs and is, and will always be, MY inspiration.

Member Since: 7/5/2007

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My Goals:

1. Become a good role model for our daughters and young women around us.

2. Make good food choices.

3. Be at a size that I am happy and comfortable with.


My Program:
I do cardio everyday for at least 30 minutes. We have an elliptical machine and a stationary bike. My choice would be to walk outside, but I live in North Central Idaho. Winters here are long and the snow keeps falling. I weight train 4~5 times a week, with ab work 3~4 days a week. I love the feeling of my body getting stronger. Even if the fat is not shedding like I'd want it to, knowing I'm getting stronger helps tremendously.

Personal Information:
I am a very active woman. I love to play and watch sports. Lucky for my husband..lol
I coach HS Girl's Volleyball and want to show young women that being strong in your body is not a masculine thing. Having muscle and working with weights will NOT make you look like a body builder.
I want them to learn how to feed their bodies for fuel, not just for satisifaction. And that the better "fuel" they put in their bodies, the better their bodies will "run". I am extremely passionate about showing young women to be healthy, strong, and beautiful in their own skin.

Other Information:
The main reason for my change in lifestyles was because of our daughters. At my highest recorded weight I was 371lbs. The medical conditions that are prevailant in my family include obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. On my husband's side, there is also obesity and diabetes. I knew that we didn't have the symptoms yet, but if we kept going the way we were, we would have and then our girls would be left without their mother and father.

Since we have started, we have shed over 300lb. To say that I have lost a person's body weight is simply mind boggling to me. I still have more to shed, but I will get there. I am determined and excited to see the weight come off.

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  • v no profile image CRISSY1368
    Thank you a million times for your positive comments! I will most certainly keep in touch because I find myself gettingoff track more and more as it gets harder! You too are very beautiful and doing an amazing job! You keep up the good work and I will too lol and together with everyone else here we will get to where we want to be! Feel free to message me anytime as well
    4784 days ago
  • v TARRI30
    You are very inspiring, as is your husband. I just found out my bp and cholesterol are high, so I'm working on getting those down.
    4810 days ago
  • v no profile image SCRAPXS4
    School went fine. Tomorrow my 3 yr old starts his school. Very exciting! I had a back slide with my weight and I am up 6 lbs. I am very upset but trying to control again. Wish me luck.
    4825 days ago
  • v no profile image SCRAPXS4
    I hope you have had a great weekend. My girls start school tomorrow. Very exciting!!! I have the weeks clothes all out and ready to be thrown on in the am's. I do it by the week it helps the I don't want to wear that battles. My son stats on the 12 th . I have been very lazy this past week and piggin out I need to get my butt in gear. Tomorrow! Even our Dalmation is putting on the pounds. So She is going to be going for walks now. We live on 10 acres so I just let her out when she asks. But with the heat she has been like let me in ASAP. LOL She's no dummy. PLus she only eats table food. the kids feed her I feed her daddy feeds her. MMM I can not understand the weight gain lol. Well I am off to get the kids ready for bed. Then me and my hubby are gonna relax and watch some dirty jobs I love that show it is so funny. Kian
    4833 days ago
  • v CHEERMOM48017
    You have done a wonderful job. Good luck on your journey . Keep up the good work and remember if you see it and believe it you can achieve it. That is the moto I am living by now and it does seem to help.
    4842 days ago
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