Her story is a heart-touching tale of the human spirit. Sandy suffered a great loss with the passing of Eddie, her husband and best friend, but their philosophy of living, loving and laughing has endured. Sandy uses the strength from the life they had together to continue to be the best she can be every day. Her journey of weight loss is evidence of her power to overcome life’s obstacles. Please enjoy and share this video about Sandy Aker that is certain to inspire you, your friends and family to LIVE, LOVE and LAUGH.
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With some additional encouragement from her family, Sandy decided to train for a 5K run — 3.1 miles — to help her advance her fitness goal and defeat that pesky weight loss plateau. Of course it took some extra convincing from her niece, but Sandy understands that this challenge comes with great rewards and feelings of achievement.
It’s nice to have my family behind me,” said Sandy. “And yes, my niece really did talk me into it (participating in the 5K).”
The payoff was sweet! Sandy crossed the finish line and left her plateau in the dust — she now weighs 148 pounds! Last time we caught up with Sandy she had run into the dreaded “plateau,” and she was stuck at 152 pounds.
“It did move me to the next goal,” said Sandy about training for and running a 5K. “I finally got below 150 (pounds).”