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I am a mother of three teenagers and I have been married for 19 years to a wonderful man. We live in the far north of Canada. Away from the chaos and fast food of city life.

I have been on Spark People now for almost two years. It has been an incredible journey so far and it is far from over yet. I have lost 40 pounds since January 1, 2007. Yes, I am one of those people who sets a New year's resolution. Actually I have set the same one for the past 10 years - to lose weight. This is the first time that I have actually stuck to my resolution. Spark People has given me the encouragement I needed.

My resolution for 2009 is to get to my goal weight and to tone up my body. I want to have a more defined waist and less flabby arms. I will get there eventually, but I know that it isn't over yet. At least I am enjoying the journey instead of asking the age-old question "are we there yet?"

After having major surgery in Sept. 2008 my goals have been postponed a bit. Definitely not forgotten though. Hopefully I will reach them by June 2009. Just in time for my daughter's graduation.

Member Since: 2/2/2007

Fitness Minutes: 5,523

My Goals:
Weight loss goals:

1. 170 pounds - 1 bag of flour gone. Reached March 24, 2007.

2. 165 pounds - 1/2 way to goal. Reached April 16.

3. 160 pounds - within a healthy weight range. Reached April 25.

4. 157 pounds - same weight as my husband. Reached May 28.

5. 150 pounds - wedding weight 17 years ago. Reached Nov. 26.

6. 140 pounds - goal weight.

My Program:
I am walking and running approx. 5 times per week. When the weather is nice I exercise outside. If not I use my Elliptical. I also try to do strength training at the gym 3 times a week.

I am not on any special diet. I wanted to lose weight in a way that is maintainable. To me that means eating foods that I normally eat and enjoy. I don't want to be eating things I hate just to lose weight. Where's the fun in that?

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I live in the Yukon - way up north in the middle of nowhere.

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    emoticon for stopping by Ann, YES I'm doing the BLC again, but only as a tealie, not as a captain this time. Too much going on with Davin's graduation, my Dad coming to visit etc. 5 more weeks of school and yet another one of our kids graduates.
    How are the girls? You house will be empty this fall, won't it? You son is going to Whitehorse now too then, right?
    I miss you & the FLAB ladies, please give them all my best and maybe I'll have time to come back after the summer, but what is TIME????? Lisa made the cheer squad again and it seems that she has something else with her sports every day lol
    Have a great weekend,

    4235 days ago
    Why don't you start training?
    4235 days ago
    emoticon Ann, how are you? How are the kids??? Before long you'll be all alone at home with Brian emoticon emoticon
    56 days till Davin graduates HS and 2 weeks after that he leaves for bootcamp. Chris is going to Afghanistan sometime after May.......Lisa has cheer tryouts next week and is busy practicing.
    That's all the excitement around here, hope all is well your way.

    Have a great weekend emoticon
    4258 days ago
    Hi Ann thank you for stopping by my page :)
    4289 days ago
    Just stopped by to see if you are still Sparking. emoticon
    4326 days ago
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