Woman walks off more than 200 pounds at the airport

A Des Moines airport employee has been struggling with her health for years, but now she’s turning it all around one step at a time.

At a place known for its constant movement, Vento was hardly moving at all.

“I couldn’t cross my legs,” said Vento.

Vento has worked for the Des Moines Airport for 10 years. At one point, she weighed 370 pounds. Her weight seemed like just a nuisance until March of 2013, when her doctor diagnosed her with Type 2 diabetes.

“I’ve had three doctors try and talk me into having the stomach surgery,” said Vento.

Vento refused to rely on surgery to solve her problem. So she started walking.

“I could only do maybe 10 or 15 minutes a day walking, and then I worked up to twice a day. Now I have gone to three times a day,” said Vento.

Three times a day, five days a week she walks around the airport terminal. Her coworkers noticed.




“I kept saying to her, ‘How do you do it? How are you so committed and not eating anything you shouldn’t be eating?’ And she’s just been awesome with it,” said Coleen Roberts.

“A lot of them still don’t know my name,” said Vento. “They just knew I worked here and they just have been so wonderful and so supportive that I couldn’t disappoint them.”

Everyone noticed her circling the baggage claim, even passengers.

“The passengers, when they see me go around multiple times, will stop me and they’ll say ‘Are you exercising and have you lost weight?’” said Vento.

Yes she has. Since March of 2013, she has lost more than 200 pounds Her diabetes is now gone.

Even she can’t believe it.

“It just looks like a different person,” said Vento.

“I just remember as a little girl just struggling with weight, and all of the sudden she just decided to walk. And I’ve been so proud of her ever since. She looks so good after losing all that weight,” said Vento’s cousin Sue Hartman.

Vento calls it her second chance at life, and this time, she isn’t letting anyone slow her down.

“I didn’t want people looking at me. Now, you know, it’s like ‘I’m here!’”

Hillary Clinton Under Fire For Buying 2 Million Fake Twitter Followers




WASHINGTON DC (Web Desk) – Although Hillary Clinton boasts a robust 3.6 million Twitter followers, not even a vast right-wing conspiracy would be able to interact with 2 million of them.

According to two popular online measuring tools, no more than 44 per cent of her Twitter fan base consists of real people who are active in using the social media platform.

And at least 15 per cent – more than 544,000 – are completely fake.

StatusPeople.com, the oldest publicly available Twitter-auditing tool, reports that 44 per cent of the former secretary of state’s followers are ‘good’; 15 per cent are ‘fake’; and 41 per cent are ‘inactive,’ meaning that they never tweet or reply to any tweets.

Just 4 per cent of President Barack Obama’s Twitter followers, by comparison, are considered fake.

The White House worked overtime to purge most of them after a September 2013 report found that more than half of his followers didn’t really exist.




Michelle Obama’s Twitter audience is 25 per cent fake, according to StatusPeople, along with 21 per cent of Vice President Joe Biden’s.

Another tool, TwitterAudit.com, sampled 320,000 of Mrs. Clinton’s followers and found that 18 per cent were fake.

The new measurements will add to the Clinton presidential campaign’s embarrassment following news on Tuesday that a large number of her Facebook fans may represent ‘likes’ that were purchased rather than earned.

CELEBRITY KIDS MEET SANTA CLAUS

TORI SPELLING & DEAN MCDERMOTT'S KIDS

The couple’s sons Liam and Finn and daughters Stella and Hattie cuddle up to Santa.

TORI SPELLING & DEAN MCDERMOTT'S KIDS
TORI SPELLING & DEAN MCDERMOTT’S KIDS
SEAN LOWE & CATHERINE GIUDICE LOWE'S SON SAMUEL
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The Bachelor couple’s son is all smiles!

ALEC BALDWIN & HILARIA BALDWIN'S KIDS
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HILARY DUFF'S SON LUCA
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The actress posted on her Instagram page this photo of her boy and her sister Haylie Duff‘s daughter Ryan with Santa, saying, “Classic. Every fams gotta have one of these…we love meeting santa and all his helpers @thegrovela every year! happy holidays everyone! Hope spirits are bright!!”