#BWPSelfie of the Week: How Lauren Keeps Off Her 25-Pound Weight Loss

Our #BWPSelfie-taker of the week, Lauren!

Our #BWPSelfie-taker of the week, Lauren!

Welcome to the #BWPSelfie of the Week! Read about why we’re obsessed with selfies—and the sweaty Philadelphians who take them—below.

Name: Lauren Schappert

Day job: Logistics Management Specialist for the USN (Civilian)

Where she snapped this: While on vacation. I was climbing the gorgeous Grouse Mountain North, in Vancouver BC, Canada.

What she was doing: Hiking the Grouse Grind. Check out the stats:

Length: 2.9 kilometers (1.8 miles)

Elevation Gain: 853 metres (2,800 feet)

Base: 274 meters above sea level (900 feet)

Summit: 1,127 metres (3,700 feet)

Total Stairs: 2,830

Statistics: Annually, over 150,000 people hike the trail.

Average Time: On average it takes up to an hour and a half to complete the hike.

The person we can baaaarely see in the background is: Kalapa Chauhan

Why she loves hiking: I always try to go on awesome hike on while on vacation. It’s a great way to see some amazing views. And it helps me avoid gaining too much vacation weight.

Her other favorite ways to work out in Philly: Co-ed sports leagues (football, dodgeball, kickball), running, biking, yoga.

How she stays motivated to sweat: Few years ago I lost around 25 pounds on Weight Watchers, so I am motivated to maintain all that hard work I did to get the weight off. Besides, buying new clothes is expensive—I sweat so I don’t need to buy another new wardrobe.

Editor’s note: The #BWPSelfie of the Week is our way to give a virtual high-five to Be Wellers who are sweating up a storm, making deliciously healthy meals, trying new adventures, and having all kinds of fun in and around Philly. So we want you to send us your healthiest, happiest selfies—tag ‘em #BWPSelfie on Instagram and Twitter, or email them—and we could feature you in an upcoming edition. To see our previous selfies, go here.

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