Healthy Weight, Success Stories: Tonganoxie woman sheds 46 pounds

Kathy Monahan of Tonganoxie lost 46 pounds. Congratulations, Kathy!

Name: Kathy Monahan

Age: 53

Hometown: Tonganoxie

Weight lost: 46 pounds!

Kathy’s story: “I have yo-yo’d my whole life, and couldn’t seem to keep off the weight because I didn’t have a structured plan. Then, my old eating habits crept back.” So Kathy resolved to follow a strict plan of diet and exercise. “I now feel as though I have the tools to keep the weight off and maintain my healthy lifestyle.”

What would you say to someone who’s thinking about losing weight?

“Don’t put it off! Sometimes our lives seem so full, but before you know it time goes by and you’ve added more weight. While planning ahead is a little more work, the energy you feel from the success and the results you see helps to keep you on track. Start today!”

Exercise plan: “I love to walk in the park. That is my favorite activity, and I can do it while my kids are at lessons or practice.”

Fitness goal: “Completing a half marathon with my family would be fun and something great to aim for!”

Lauren Cass Lane, RD, LD, HFS, is a consultant at Metabolic Research Center, 1420 Wakarusa Drive. Looking for a personalized approach to weight loss? Metabolic Research Center offers one-on-one supervision, classes and lifestyle management to help individuals learn to lead healthier lifestyles. For more info, call 785-843-5600 or visit