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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: 24,271

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. :)

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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 YB0511
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    2698 days ago
    Hi there. Just saw your comments on my page today. Thanks for the kind words and encouragement! :)
    2699 days ago
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    2702 days ago
    Ready??? Aim....... SPLATTT!!!

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    2724 days ago
    Checking in on you today, hope you have a smile on your face. Looks really icy outside and I am staying inside in my craft room. Lots of projects for the Holidays as I am headed back to the beach house later in December and will need some things to take with me to keep my hands busy.
    Have you heard anything from your Doctor yet? Let me know how things work out. Sandy
    2734 days ago
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