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caitlin p.

Pasadena, Texas
24 Hour Fitness just launched a new advertising campaign - 12 million lives - telling the personal success stories of some of our members. When I first saw the commercials I realized how inspirational they could be for people. I hope they inspire you, or help you inspire a friend or family member.
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Jun 18 2008 by Mary Ann P.
Hi Caitlin,
My name is Mary.  I'm the moderator for the Wellsphere weight loss community.  Thanks for joining us.  I know the fight to lose weight and keep it off is a tough one.  I look forward to reading your posts here.
If you're new to Wellsphere take a few minutes to explore the site.  There are tons of great articles on everything from sports to healthy eating to relaxation.  If you're looking for something specific the search feature is great.  For instance you can use it to find healthy barbeque tips, information on accupuncture and spinning classes along with hundreds of other things.
Feel free to post questions, comments and information.  This is truly an interactive community of people who want to live healthier lives.  We all work together to support one another.
I just wanted you to know that we're here to help you attain your goals.  If there is anything I can help with let me know.  And welcome to Wellsphere.
Mary P
Jun 17 2008 by caitlin p.

cait got back in shape after having both knees replaced.

Caitlin Pomeroy’s story borders on the miraculous. At age 55, she was 200 pounds, and had both of her knees replaced. She felt she could never be in shape again because of her surgeries. Nevertheless, as a Valentine’s Day present to her husband, she got them both memberships to 24 Hour Fitness. She hired a trainer, and he taught her how to exercise while recovering from the surgeries. Because her legs were in such bad shape, he suggested she try kayaking. She, “thought he was crazy,” but gave it a try. A year of training and 60 dropped pounds later, he talked her into a 100-mile kayak race. She says it “nearly killed me,” but they finished. This is where Cait’s story takes a dramatic turn - after all her hard work and weight loss, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She says, “In a way, I exercised my way out of breast cancer, it saved my life.” Today Cait is healthy, happy, and still entering 100-mile kayak races.