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''I Walked My Way onto a Magazine Cover!''

How Walking Changed TERRAHNE's Life


Besides weight loss, what other improvements have you noticed?
I have noticed my moods are better and I have SO much more energy! And I am just an all around happier person! I have more confidence and I enjoy going shopping for new clothes. I used to dread shopping.

Is there anything else you'd like to share with other walkers?
The best advice I have is just to keep going even if you slip up or you feel like giving up. Keep your eyes on your goal—you will be there before you know it, and it's an amazing feeling once you reach it!

Your success story was featured in Woman's World magazine. What was that like?
Fun! I was flown to New York for the photo shoot, and it was my first time there. Seeing my face on the cover of a magazine a few months later was pretty cool. But I'm very humbled by the whole experience. I'm glad that my story is helping to motivate others to walk and reach their goals, too.
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  • Fantastic. Congratulations..
    I walk, used to run, had to give up, knees replaced. Walking is my main exercise with some weight training thrown in. But to make walking really work you have to really walk, not stroll . And do increase your distance. At least 4,5 days a week.
    As I age I do understand some people have limitations, so just get out and move. it all helps.
    Spark On!!!
    - 8/28/2014 5:45:07 AM
  • You look beautiful. Thanks for the encouragement.
    - 9/16/2013 10:05:26 AM
  • Congratulations on your accomplishments. It is truly inspiring to read about others' journey. Thanks for sharing - 3/6/2013 9:43:17 PM
  • Congratulations, you are an inspiration. - 12/22/2012 1:22:34 PM
  • The Before and After pics show the results and speak for themselves. Thanks for sharing as well the things that go with the walking! Good idea to keep the walking shoes in the car. - 12/22/2012 1:03:22 PM
  • Thanks so much for sharing your journey with us. You are a true inspiration. - 12/22/2012 1:01:25 PM
  • Thank you for reminding me that walking is enough! I was a runner for years but I can't seem to start running but walking is doable! I am going to put my old shoes in my car now! - 12/22/2012 11:59:05 AM
  • congrats on showing the fortitude to reach your goals and the best of luck on keeping on track. Your fellow sparkers which you continued success for life. - 12/22/2012 1:18:05 AM
  • Thank you for the great tip about leaving your runners in your car, but mostly, thank you for inspiring me to walk again. - 12/22/2012 1:02:04 AM
  • You're so right about your secret for success: tracking food and fitness. It's the only way to succeed and sustain success. - 12/22/2012 12:26:21 AM
  • This article in Women's World is the one that introduced me to Sparkpeople. - 6/18/2012 3:44:16 PM
  • Loved this!! :D - 6/17/2012 5:05:58 PM
  • Very inspiring! I love trying out different forms of exercise but it's always good to be reminded that I have an effective, healthy, available-round-t
    he-clock exercise form that comes at the cost of a pair of good walking shoes. - 1/6/2012 5:20:16 PM
    You inspire me to get back out there and walk. Plus, journaling my meals. Thank you, you look Fab!!! - 2/21/2011 8:49:29 PM
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