Sandusky sisters Edie Walton and Kathy McKillips both applied to the FIT Challenge.
It was Edie’s idea, but Kathy had been on a fit kick.
But they never mentioned that in
With different last names and dozens of applications to wade through, Edie was chosen because she works at Fisher-Titus Medical Center and could easily work out at Norwalk Rec.
But there is no sister rivalry here — Kathy is continuing to try to get healthy alongside her sister.
“I will continue to work out! I hope her schedule allows us to work out together. We’ve walked a lot of miles together. Maybe this year we’ll get in a 5K,” McKillips said.
Edie wants this for both of them.
“I am just not healthy,” she said. I have had high blood pressure. That runs in my family. My sister and my dad have it. I don’t have it right at the moment, and I am doing OK right now, but I have had it before, and I have been on medication for it.”
The 39-year-old needs to lose 50-60 pounds to be at a healthy BMI.
“I really need to tone up a lot; it isn’t pretty.”
She hopes that losing weight will make her a better match for her husband, who works out six days a week — although neither of them eats well, she said.
“I was pretty thin until I graduated. I went to college, I gained weight. I got a third-shift job, I gained weight. Every kid, I gained weight.”