Bremerton Family YMCA

Lori is a regular at the Y, known for her stubbornness and strong work ethic. After suffering from two strokes and in need of two complete knee replacements, she knew she had to get serious about losing weight.

In less than two years, Lori lost over 100 pounds. With the confidence she gained she decided to compete in her first ever 5k walk. She didn’t quite finish the race, which was unacceptable to a determined Lori.

A few months later she participated in her second 5k, and despite falling down during the race, she proudly finished, becoming an inspiration to fellow YMCA members.

“I have 80 more pounds to go,” said Lori. “The Y offers me all the motivation I need to be able to create, reach for, and accomplish so many goals. It is the best motivation I could ask for.”