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Bonjour/Hola, my name is Josee, Healthier now at 57 then when I was 30. It''s a been a fun ride and I don''t plan to get off anytime soon *lol*. I still plenty of crazy things to do. In February 2013, I purchased a Groupn to try out a Bootcamp, athelic performance center. Loved it, signed-up for twice a week in addition of my regular gym. Fast forward to May 2014 the center was Crossfit certified, we are Crossfit 819 (Canada). I have my BOX - did not renew my regular gym membership instead signed-up for unlimited membership at Crossfit 819. TIPS FOR MOTIVATION: - Surround yourself with positive people & support; - Join teams here on Sparks and Facebook; - Plan your nutrition and workouts - No negative people in your entourage if so bye-bye; - Music: I could not work out without it; - Reward yourself; - Set mini-goals; - Drink your water, lots of it ! - Try new activities, dare to be bold; - Involve your close family on your journey; - Scale as a guide, also use your measurements, go by your clothing and or pictures; Sparks People, I do not remember how I found this site. I did join on my birthday March 14th, 2008. ABOUT ME: You will notice I like the colour pink, it represents Breast Cancer that my Mom hard fought in 1988 which is a constant reminder for me. I live in the Outaouais region in Quebec, Canada very close to the Gatineau Hills. I am Francophone with a hidden passion for anything spicy & hot, I love the beach and sun with lots of sunscreen. I am a Sr. Contracting Officer for the Canadian Federal Government. My family, married and I have two daughters Amelie is 27 and Catherine soon to be 29. I have an identical twin sister, a younger sister & brother. My Mom is my hero, she is a breast cancer survivor she endured chemo and radiotherapy for 9 months (back in 1988). My weight, losing weight for me is very difficult, after years of yo-yo dieting, overtraining + under eating I have always had an almost non-existant metabolism. I have been overweight since I was 9 years old, being teased in high school was the worst. People referred to my twin sister & I as the washer & dryer twins because we were so short & fat. My highest weight has been 297 after giving birth to Amelie in 1993 and my lowest weight was 154 in 1988 to this day I do not know what it are like to have a healthy BMI or be a healthy weight. Plus to help matters *lol* at 55, I am officially entered the Big M (menopause). I have 3 grandsons, one is 6: Alexis, Anthony is 2 and Aymeric is now 6 months old. REWARDS: Pink Breast Cancer tattoo: Onderland 2010.04 Family First Name Initials tattoo 2011.08.16 Boudoir Photo Shoot - 2012.10.09 FAVORITES AND MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES: Don''t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more sucessful. - Mark Victor Hansen. Act as if it were impossible to fail. - Dorothea Brand The best way to get me to do something? Tell me I can''t do it. - Alicia Marie, figure champion and fitness model. A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused. Shirley MacLaine. Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the people doing it. - Author unknown. WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY: Highest weight (photo below): 297 pounds Lowest weight in 2010: 187 pounds, took a couple of detours and weight went back-up to 210 pounds. 2019: - I spent the whole year between 195 and 203. For several months now I cannot get below 199. In January I want 2020 to be my goal year, to get back down at least at 177 and then move further down. - Never ending gains and plateau. I am at the highest ever since 2016. 2019.08.11: 198.8 way too close to 200 pounds. Grandma Beast63 for 2018: 2018.01.05: 180.8 (Was 185.8 on Jan. 1st holiday gain) 2018.03.19: 185.0 (+4.2 I know water weight) RESET 2018.03.23: 182.2 (-2.8 yes !!! back down ) 2018.03.30: 185.8 ( back up ) 2018.04.06: 187.4 ( Easter weekend let down) 2018.04.13: 183.6 (-3.8 in all, yes !!! ) 2018.05.04: 185.4 (yes up again) Started Lazy Keto: 2018.05.11: 183.4 (-2.0 ok, let's keep it down) 2018.05.18: 181.8 (-1.6 yes !!! getting out of the 180s) 2018.05.25: 180.4 (-1.4 almost out of the 180s) 2018.06.01: 181.4 (+ up a pound) 2018.06.22: 182.4 (+up a pound) 2018.08.31: 183.4 Never ending plateau.... Grandma Beast63 for 2017: 2017.01.06: 177.6 (-1.6 holiday gain bye-bye) 2017.12.30: 180.0 (+3.2 Christmas gains -,- !!!! ) Not a good year for weight loss! Grandma Beast63 for 2016: 2016.01.01: 200.4 (+4.4 holiday weight gain yikes) 2016.03.25: 193.6 (+0.8 end of fiscal year stress !! ) Coach Mike's - In Ya Face Weighlighting/Powerlifting Challenge: 2016.05.06: 190.0 (-0.2 argh body fighting me) 2016.12.31: 179.2 (-1.2 bloat be gone) Total lost: 21.2 In all lost in 2016 - 32 pounds and 15 inches. My weight had gone back up to 208.8. Grandma in Beast Mode Reset for 2015: 2015.05.29: 205.8 2015.12.25: 196.0 Total lost: -9.8

Member Since: 3/14/2008

Fitness Minutes: 213,373

My Goals:
- To be healthier
- To feel sexier
- To be stronger
- To have more endurance

My Program:
Workouts: Crossfit x 6 week: Crossfit, kettle bell and olympic lifting. Rest day: I take a complete day a week. - Walk my dog 5 days a week. Nutrition: No processed foods, red wine, chocolate suffer from migraine. Water: I drink between 3 & 4 liters a day. Supplements: Multi-vitmain, Vitamin C and Omega complex.

Personal Information:
French Canadian living in the Gatineau region. Married, with two daughters 25 & 27 and two Grandsons. Sr. Contracting Officer for the Federal Government, been working in international development for 27 years. 2010.04.07: Onderland 2010.08.17. Sparks Motivator 2010.09.01. DONE Girl of the Day 2011.03.08 Motivator of the Day 2012.10.21 Motivator of the Day

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Things I cannot do without: My daughters, my husband and their support. My family, friends. My Ipod with loads of high energy trance, salsa music. Chick-lit: I'm an avid reader. My commute to work is approximately 40 minutes long. My favorite authors include: Janet Evanovich, Darynda Jones, Linda Scottoline and Jennifer Weiner.

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