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Hi! I am a stay-at-home mother of 4 wonderful children and 4 bonus kids! I recently became an independent distributor for Visalus and it is changing my life!!. I have struggled with my weight ever since I was a teenager. When I got pregnant with my first baby, I had the mindset that I was going to get fat anyway, I might as well eat and enjoy myself. 9 months and 60 lbs later I was miserable! Ever since then I have been a MAJOR yo-yo dieter. About 7 years ago, I was at my heaviest at 215. Then I discovered low carb dieting and got all the way down to 145. Of course, low-carb is not something I could live with forever so when I stopped following the plan, I gained 60 lbs of that back over the years. Now I have decided that the only way I am going to lose the weight and keep it off is to make a complete lifestyle change, not just look for a quick fix. I started using Visalus/Body by Vi in March and have since lost 53 lbs and gone from a size 18+ to a size 7/8! I still have another 13 lbs I would like to lose but I know I am on the right track to doing it. I started a couch 2-5k program and now I'm officially a runner! I have completed a couple 5ks and a 10k and I am training to do a couple half marathons this summer! Living the VI life has really changed my life!! For more info please check out my website at

Member Since: 12/27/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,300

My Goals:
My long term goal is to be healthier and have more energy, with the added bonus of weight loss! (would like to have the added bonus of 20 lost, but weight is just a number)
My short term goals are to stay focused, write down everything I eat and do some workout everyday!

Fitness goal~ to be able to run/jog a half marathon this summer

My Program:
I am living the VI life and loving it! Visalus has changed mine and my husbands lives and I want to share it with the whole world!!! For more info on how to start your own challenge go to

Personal Information:
I am from warm and sunny Janesville, Wisconsin.
The land of Cheese, Beer and Brats, no wonder we all have such issues with our weight! I believe everything happens for a reason. I think that I have struggled with my weight and fitness for so long so that it will make me a stronger person and so I can help others to conquer their own demons in those areas.

Other Information:
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody - Bill Cosby

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing -- that's why we recommend it daily.

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  • v ALIALI2013
    Good morning,

    I hope this day finds you ready and willing to go, looking ahead to a marvelous weekend, and full of life.

    Have a beautiful day. emoticon
    2355 days ago
  • v ALIALI2013
    Wow, how have I been missing your site, normally I go to everyones, but somehow I missed yours. I do hope you're doing wonderfully and that you still wake up with a smile and share it with someone. Remember we're here behind you!

    Have a wonderful day and rest of the weekend! emoticon
    2422 days ago
  • v ALIALI2013
    Sorry, I've been gone since Friday, so I just had to stop by and hope you had a GREAT Memorial weekend and may you have a beautiful rest of the week, and always smile! emoticon
    2434 days ago
  • v ALIALI2013
    The foal is finally here, the mare had the baby late last night sometime, because when the husband went to work this morning (around 330 am) he was already here and dry, so that means he was born sometime between 1100 pm and 130 am (he had to have time to get dried off). I figured I'd stop by to wish you a wonderful day before I go back out to peek at him again (pics on the page), my day can't get much better than this and I hope yours is great too! emoticon
    2448 days ago
  • v ALIALI2013
    Wow, 152 pounds, I wish I could see that low of a weight, you're doing great. I love looking at your pics and seeing how far you've come, what an inspiration, thank you for posting the photos.

    I hope you have a beautiful day planned ahead of you, and an even better weekend! emoticon
    2454 days ago
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