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Stephenville Crossing woman sets healthy goal for 2019

Carol Anne McKay of Stephenville Crossing is vowing to lose weight this year after getting accustomed to working out regularly at the Bay St. George YMCA in Stephenville.
Carol Anne McKay of Stephenville Crossing is vowing to lose weight this year after getting accustomed to working out regularly at the Bay St. George YMCA in Stephenville. - Frank Gale

Since her retirement three years ago Carol Anne McKay of Stephenville Crossing has been working out on a regular basis and now wants to take it a step further.

“I’m getting fit but not losing weight because I came to realize I have an eating issues,” she said in a Friday interview at the Bay St. George YMCA in Stephenville where she does her exercising.

McKay said in some ways she’s in shape but admits she has too much weight on and is quite aware the solution is to eat less.

When she retired from her job as a registered nurse in the health care system in January of 2016 with injuries from work and everyday life, she knew she had to do something rather than sit around home and do nothing.

“From my experience and observing what happens to people who are not active, especially in their later years, I knew what I had to do,” McKay said.

She saved up some money and with a break from the YMCA until she was able to pay, she got a gym pass.

“In March I’ll be purchasing my third yearly gym pass,” McKay proudly said. “Now I’m going to try to eat to live versus live to eat.”

She highly recommends aging people really give consideration to joining the YMCA because of the health risks they could encounter.

“I’m into the gym, I got it in my blood and now I have to deal with how to reduce my weight,” McKay said of her goal for this year.

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