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This is a difference of 8 years and over 75 pounds. For a total amount lost of 130 pounds.

Before pictures approx. 290 pounds

Me and my team, the Mistresses of Mass Reduction at Bootcamp competition. October 29, 2017.


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Bonjour/Hola, my name is Josee,

Healthier now at 54 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.


- Surround yourself with positive people & support;
- Join teams here on Sparks and Facebook;
- Plan your nutrition and workouts (cardio & weight training);
- Fitness and nutrition journal;
- 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;
- 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 don�t remember how I found this site. I did join on my birthday March 14th, 2008.


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 Am�lie is 24 and Catherine is 26. 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 Am�lie 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 54, I am officially entered the Big M (menopause).

I am have a grandson, who is 3 and his Mom is expecting a second grandson in April 2018.!


Pink Breast Cancer tattoo: Onderland 2010.04
Family First Name Initials tattoo 2011.08.16
Boudoir Photo Shoot - 2012.10.09


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.

Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably�And never regret anything that made you smile. Unknown.

Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the people doing it. - Author unknown.


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.

My goal for 2017 is 150 so an another 29 pounds to go !

2017.01.06: 177.6 (-1.6 holiday gain bye-bye)
2017.01.27: 181.4 (-0.2 ugh, plateau)
2017.02.03: 178.6 (-2.8 bloat begone *lol*)
2017.02.24: 177.2 (-2.0 yes !!!! )
2017.03.03: 177.2 (after bathroom TMI *lol* stayed the same)
2017.03.31: 179.2 (up again +2.8)
2017.04.07: 179.2 (stayed the same *sigh*)
2017.04.28: 178.0 (-1.6 back down for good !!! )
2017.05.04: 178.0 stayed the same
2017.05.26: 178.8 (-1.4 back down again...)
2017.06.02: 179.8 (+1.0 pound again )
2017.06.30: 177.8 (up 0.4 but ok, no workouts in a week)
2017.07.07: 176.4 (-1.4 whoa no workouts either)
2017.07.28: 177.0 (+2.0 WTH 5 weeks no workouts)
2017.08.04: 176.8 (-0.2 meh, no comment)
2017.08.11: 178.2 (+1.4 not good but expected)
2017.08.18: 176.8 (-1.4 wedding weigh-in )
2017.08.25: 178.4
2017.09.01: 178.6 (Stress, binged all week :(
2017.09.29: 178.8
2017.10.06: 178.6
2017.10.27: 181.4 (up again +) weighed myself Sat. 180.4
2017.11.03: 181.8 (up gain)
2017.11.24: 179.4 (stayed the same, went up to 181.4)
2017.12.01: 179.4 (was up to 185.4 last Monday)
2017.12.08: 177.4 (-2.0 yeah going down)
2017.12.15: 176.6 (0.8 with Xmas celebrations I'll take it)

Grandma Beast 63 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: 163,785

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: I have been my Coach's Nutrition plan since March 2016. No processed foods, red wine, chocolate suffer from migraine. High protein, limitied carbs and fats. 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 24 & 26 and one Grandson Alexis. 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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