Last week The Voice-Tribune introduced our readers to Lisa Thermen, who was offered the chance to move in with a life coach who would help her lose weight over the next two months – even though that meant she’d be moving in with her younger sister, Louisville resident Stacey Vicari.
When we checked in with the duo for the first time since the elder sibling landed in the River City, Thermen was in good spirits. “It’s only my fourth day, but I’m adjusting,” she said while seated at the dining room table in Vicari’s Highland’s-area home, a beautiful two-story abode that is decorated in every vibrant hue you can imagine on the inside.
Thermen has been following Vicari’s lead when it comes to exercise. They’ve gone to Zumba, attended Jazzercise class and taken a power walk up a fierce hill. “I did the best I could,” said Thermen, whose goal is to lose weight and revamp her life so she has the right tools and knowledge to take back to her family in Chicago.
The sisters spent the past weekend preparing healthy meals that are nutrient dense but lacking in calories. Vicari is a master at making raw foods palatable and can turn a regular garden green into the anchor of a beautiful, tasty meal with just a few additions. “My diet is really simple,” said Vicari, “and then I do little add-ons.”
Already, Thermen is sleeping better and she’s looking ahead to her endgoals, but her focus – today at least – is on putting one foot in front of the other. “I want to have more energy by next week,” she said, “and I’ll have to get the eating down. I’m starting to. …I also want to be more empowered.”
For more on Stacey Vicari and Lisa Thermen’s journey, go to www.myideallife.com. Also, check back for weekly updates that will appear in The Voice-Tribune and on www.voice-tribune.com.
Category: Tale of Two Sisters
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Angie Fenton is Managing Editor of The Voice-Tribune, a Blue Equity company. She is also an entertainment correspondent for WHAS11′s new morning show, “Great Day Live!”, which debuted August 22 on Louisville’s ABC affiliate. Additionally, Angie is an entertainment correspondent for the Saturday Morning Show with Ron ‘n’ Mel Fisher on 84WHAS (840 AM) and has served in the same capacity for Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks; Breeders’ Cup; and Circuit of the Americas during the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix in November 2012. Angie also serves as an emcee, host, voiceover professional and on-camera commercial talent.
Angie has a bachelor’s and master’s in English from Central Michigan University and began her career as an adjunct professor at her alma mater. She is the youngest of five — four of whom were adopted, including Angie, and none of whom are biologically related. She is also a Michigan native who moved to Kentucky in June 2002. Angie is owned by two dogs — Herbie and Yoda — and feels lucky to have loved and been loved by many more, including Pooch, Jessie, Onyx, Jack and Big Bud, who took his last breath on Christmas Day 2012.