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    Posted November 24, 2012 by
    Cape Coral, Florida
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    CNN Fit Nation: 2013 Triathlon Challenge

    Feast on Success

    I've always felt I had the spirit of an athlete but until my early 30's I never had the body to match the inner athlete. About 10 years ago, weighing around 320, I decided I was tired of being fat and I embarked on a journey of health, a lifestyle change. I've had a lot of success in the last 10 years - losing about 100 pounds, going from walking my dog to walking 60 miles in 3 days twice for breast cancer awareness, and completing my first half marathon. I even bought a dress today off a regular rack, size 16. I used to be a size 28! I've had a taste of success, and I've really liked it!

    With this success already, why do I want to be a part of the Fit Nation Tri Challenge? I am unleashing my inner athlete and am ready for the next challenge. Being able to complete the event, to be able to call myself a Triathlete ... now that is success! Another victory in my journey towards better health!

    The Fit Nation Tri Team would give me the whole package of tools to succeed! Being a member of a team working towards a common goal, having coaches to help me nutritionally and physically ... these are tools I need to succeed. CNN Fit Nation has them, and I want them!

    Why should you pick me? I have already proven I am not a quitter and that I will succeed. I am enthusiastic and have been a cheerleader both to myself and others in the past 10 years. I am not afraid or shy about talking about my weight loss and health journey, and have used numerous public forums to share my successes and struggles. I like to share my stories and struggles with others because I am certainly not the only one going through these things. Enthusiasm is contagious and I have a lot to give. You need me as your team cheerleader, you need my experiences and success thus far to help inspire the team.

    Pick me. I don't quit! I have proven it.

    I've had a taste of success and I really liked it. Now I want to feast on success and want Fit Nation to be a part of my success story!

    Pick me!
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