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Roxanne Massie


ACE Profiles |  Roxanne Massie

My weight loss journey began in 2013. I just had total knee replacement surgery on my left knee in October and was preparing for the same surgery to my right knee in July of 2014. Suffering for years with obesity (my weight ballooned to 320 lbs) and dealing with osteoarthritis had taken its toll on me. Trying to work the night shift as a Critical Care nurse, being a single mom and just trying to do day-to-day things became almost impossible. I lived on pain medication, prescription and over-the-counter. I had no life, I was depressed. I became a shut-in to an extent, only getting enough energy for work. I had no social life, I was just existing. Then one day my son and I walked into Gold's gym and I knew it was time to seek out help. I needed a structured program so I decided to hire a personal trainer. I'm here to say that two years later I'm in the best of health in a long time. I lost 130 lbs, I take no medications for arthritis and look forward to the gym and my personal trainer each day. Because of the transformation in my life I decided it was time to give back. I recently became an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and now I'm looking to pay it forward. I'll be 60 years old next month and feel my life is heading in a new and positive direction. I'm excited. 


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