Success Stories

Wellness Program Member Success Stories

These Walkingspree members have lost weight, improved their health and energy. Read their inspiring stories.

  • Steve

    After a heart attack, Steve McDonald took advantage of the Walkingspree program offered by his insurance plan offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan / Blue Care Network. He lost more than 35 lbs and reduced his 30+ BMI. Today, Steve McDonald enjoys a healthier, active lifestyle.

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    Through this program, I’ve learned what works for me in terms of exercise, and I dropped two pants sizes. Most important of all,” he added, “I have a lighter step in my walk, and I can keep up with my grandkids.

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  • Melissa

    This busy mother of two did what most moms do – put their health on the back burner while raising their family. That was until Melissa – pregnant with her second child – found out that she has fact V Leiden, an inherited disorder that increases risk of developing abnormal blood clots, usually in the veins.

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    I want to make sure that I stay healthy so I can be around to see my kids grow up.

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  • Jim & Ginger

    Walking has given us so much more energy and we feel so much better now. I try to walk at least 15 minutes in the morning before work. Then at 10 noon and 3 and also evenings if I fall short during the day or just have time and opportunity. I stay motivated because of the buddy system. We have done this as a team and we keep each other motivated.

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    Walking has given us so much more energy and we feel so much better now.

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  • Peggy

    It was about two years ago – approximately July 2008 that I was quite overweight (about 240-245 lbs.) I did have high blood pressure and, for the first time, high blood sugar and at risk of being labeled diabetic. Both were borderline high but enough to WAKE me up.

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    I want to make sure that I stay healthy so I can be around to see my kids grow up.

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  • Jeremy

    Three years ago, Jeremy Sapp weighed 354 lbs and was a couch potato. Today he weighs 200 lbs and ran 13.1 miles in Austin’s 3M Half Marathon in only 1 hour and 48 minutes.

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    Thank You Walkingspree for more than two and half years of getting my LIFE back.

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  • Steve

  • Melissa

  • Jim & Ginger

  • Peggy

  • Jeremy