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Me at the beginning of the Sweatsuit to Swimsuit boot camp, May '09 - About 152 lbs I believe.

December 28, 2010 - 137 lbs



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My name is Athena, and I am a Stay-At-Home-Mom of 2 children (and 2 beagles!). My oldest is 9, a boy and my second is 6 and a half, a girl. :) I love just about anything to do with music and am a member of several music groups.
I believe in maintaining a healthy body and mind and have been trying to do so. I spent the majority of 2009 on this site and despite incredible effort, I only lost 6 lbs and then regained it over Oct-Jan when I took time off of my routine because of illness that just wouldn't go away. I read The Spark in February 2010 and made a renewed effort. During 2010 I lost 22 lbs, and made it back to the top of my healthy BMI!! :)
Unfortunately, this summer (2011) I mysteriously put on 8 pounds in a month and was gradually gaining more until I hit 12.5 lbs back up. :( I am now working hard toward lowering that, but I only seem to be able to maintain. However I have focused on weight training more than cardio since going back, which is probably why I'm not losing much. I *have* gotten significantly stronger, and I love it!

I eventually want to get back to a size 10 jeans and be *strong* again. Whatever weight I am at that point will be fine. haha Then I'll have to figure out how to maintain that strength without spending all day and night in the gym. :P

Weight loss efforts restarted 11/1/2013 (And 8/2014)

Member Since: 9/8/2008

Fitness Minutes: 24,067

My Goals:
I have extended my weight ticker. At first it was 158-136, to get me back to the top of my BMI. Now, I am continuing down another 15-18 lbs, back to where I was when I was happiest with my body. :)

My Program:
Strength and Pilates classes at the gym, and running 1 time a week. Also walking my kids home from school 1-3 times a week. :)

Personal Information:
My name is Athena.
I'm from Kennewick, WA, married and a parent of 2 kids and 3 dogs. :)

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