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Hello everyone. My name is Valerie and I am a wife and mother of 4 daughters...Kysondra~17, Keianna~12, Makailah~5, and Alexis~3. My husband Greg is my motivation and constant support. Without him, I couldn't have done it. He has lost over 180 lbs and is, and will always be, MY inspiration.

Member Since: 7/5/2007

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My Goals:

1. Become a good role model for our daughters and young women around us.

2. Make good food choices.

3. Be at a size that I am happy and comfortable with.


My Program:
I do cardio everyday for at least 30 minutes. We have an elliptical machine and a stationary bike. My choice would be to walk outside, but I live in North Central Idaho. Winters here are long and the snow keeps falling. I weight train 4~5 times a week, with ab work 3~4 days a week. I love the feeling of my body getting stronger. Even if the fat is not shedding like I'd want it to, knowing I'm getting stronger helps tremendously.

Personal Information:
I am a very active woman. I love to play and watch sports. Lucky for my husband..lol
I coach HS Girl's Volleyball and want to show young women that being strong in your body is not a masculine thing. Having muscle and working with weights will NOT make you look like a body builder.
I want them to learn how to feed their bodies for fuel, not just for satisifaction. And that the better "fuel" they put in their bodies, the better their bodies will "run". I am extremely passionate about showing young women to be healthy, strong, and beautiful in their own skin.

Other Information:
The main reason for my change in lifestyles was because of our daughters. At my highest recorded weight I was 371lbs. The medical conditions that are prevailant in my family include obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. On my husband's side, there is also obesity and diabetes. I knew that we didn't have the symptoms yet, but if we kept going the way we were, we would have and then our girls would be left without their mother and father.

Since we have started, we have shed over 300lb. To say that I have lost a person's body weight is simply mind boggling to me. I still have more to shed, but I will get there. I am determined and excited to see the weight come off.

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    Welcome to our Interracial Couples and Families Team! I see that you have been doing a great job with your weight loss!!! Maybe you can give us some pointers!!! Hope to see you soon, Jenny
    4647 days ago
    Hi! I found you on the "Feel like a fat mom" thread and your weight loss has inspired me! I hope you don't mind that I added you as a friend. Keep up the awesome job!
    4705 days ago
  • v no profile image SCRAPXS4
    Hello, Please do not forget about relaxing and taking care of yourself during this crazy time of year. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season. How is your hubby doing with his diet. My husband is trying to start again keep him in your prayers. I think he found a buddy at work to diet with hope it does the trick.poor guy is really struggling. Well keep in touch ok. Kian
    4737 days ago
  • v LAURALEE08
    Thank you for stopping by my page to leave encouraging words! You have done an amazing job, I can only hope to be as successful!
    Happy Halloween!
    4776 days ago
    Just wanted to say that you are doing an amazing job!!

    you have lost alot of weight and it's not far off to get to your goal!!

    Keep up the great work

    4781 days ago
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