Monthly Archives: April 2013

Warrior of the Month – April 2013

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Before WFBC


After WFBC





 GIna Collura   




My story is about making choices that have led to changes. Radical changes that have affected my attitude, my spirit, and my sleep schedule. Radical changes that have affected what I eat (and what I don’t), how I act on vacation (I go running!) and how I feel about myself.




As a native New Yorker, I’m going to tell it to you straight: my path to change started with a few, “Holy shit!” moments:

- There was the time a relative asked me if I was pregnant (on 2 separate occasions, within a 6-month period).

- The time I went on a video shoot of a 33-year-old woman who was about to undergo gastric bypass surgery to lose 120 pounds on her 5-foot frame (Hey, that’s how tall I am).
- The invitation to my 20-year high school reunion was coming. How did I know this? I was on the reunion committee and helped select the July 2011 date.

- It’s coming: I turn 40 in July 2013.


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