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BIGGEST WINNER: Spanaway woman drops 21 pounds the healthy way

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on April 4, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
April 4, 2011 10:16 pm

FRANCESCA GUILLEN

Mom, Spanaway

Age: 37 Height: 5- foot-2

Start weight: 155

Current weight: 134

Guillen is a month into the Biggest Loser competition at Studio 138 in Spanaway. She’s lost 21 pounds since she started doing Zumba at the gym last year. She’s lost more than six pounds so far in the competition and has a goal of reaching 125 pounds.

“But it’s not really about that number,” Guillen said. “It’s about working to get healthy and being active and being there for my kids.”

Guillen is working out at Studio 138 and using the Paleolithic diet, a diet centered around plants and meat. She has eliminated regular trips to Taco Bell and McDonald’s and has set a goal of running a half marathon and, if it goes well, eventually a full marathon.

“I love running,” said Guillen, who does eight hours of cardio each week.

This is the eighth part in a series on weight loss running March 14-April 10. We will post profiles on South Sound residents having success losing weight the right way.  And Fitness Columnist Craig Hill will blog about his attempt to slash his body fat to below 10 percent.

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