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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

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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. :)

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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. :)

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

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  • v MELLBELL08

    Just came across your page and wanted to invite you to my team YUMMY MUMMY...It is a team for mum's who want to go from a regular mum to a yummy mum.

    Our team will give you support and if you have any questions or concerns please post them our team is all about helping eacother because we know being a mummy isn't easy!

    here is a link to my team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_

    I hope to see you there and good luck on your fitness journey!

    Mel emoticon
    2168 days ago
    Hey! I just ran across your page and you have motivate me that I can do this! I just wanted to say thank you and keep up the great work!
    2181 days ago
  • v MANDYJO0000
    Thanks for keeping tabs on me emoticon It really does help me be accountable. I have actually had a really hard time getting motivated the past month or more. (plus I put on about 9 lbs) But my husband and I, along with a friend from work all joined a weight loss challenge on Monday and I think it is exactly what I needed. I now have someone to keep me accountable at home, work, and the awesome support here too. So, I weighed in on Monday at 150.2. I'm having a really hard time changing my ticker thing LOL! I think I'm just gonna leave it at 141 until I can lower it. So... all is going well and I'm planning on starting to post more soon!
    2219 days ago
    Well we don't have a cabin, we have a beach house on the sound. In the Port Susan area right on the Ocean. Becki has a cabin in the Blues it is a family cabin and owned by her father I think they go up there a lot. We are living at the beach house for the summer and fall months of the year. The west side is beautiful and I hate coming home in the winter but I like being here for the Holiday season since the grandkids are here and there is no place like HOME for the holidays. Have a great weekend. Sandy
    2232 days ago
    Looks like your going to be a runner after all. I knew you would because you had the desire. Looking good on the weight loss area as well. You go girl reach for your goal. Sandy
    2249 days ago
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