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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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    Hi Ann, just wanted to stop by and say HI. Hope all is well your way. Guess what......our Chris joined SP yesterday.....he's enjoying all the healthy articles and wants to tone up more and eat healthier. Wishing you a great weekend, hope you're feeling better. I miss ya!!!
    4331 days ago
  • v A5KLADY

    Thanks Ann, For the lovely rose, it was so nice of you.
    Spark Friend, Donna
    4332 days ago
  • v DELIAF1
    So sorry Annie for not writing sooner! I was so busy with getting back from the cruise, getting back to work, dealing with Annelise's spur of the moment birthday party and last night's office burglary.

    It's been crazy, sorry!

    I hope that you and your family are doing well. It was really great meeting you all. I am sure you had a blast. We al were thrilled with the New Years cruise. We are already planning this New Years cruise. It is a definite YES! My kids absolutely loved it.

    Many blessings to all of you and we need to see what challenge we can come up with for our FLAB Team!


    4341 days ago
    Welcome to TTT Ann! We are so glad to have you on our team! This challenge is going to be awesome! If there is anything you need, please let me know. emoticon
    4342 days ago
  • v KYLIEMC8
    TEAL TASMANIAN TRIBE..would like to WELCOME you to BLC9 and the TEAL TEAM!!

    I hope that you are READY to work your bootie off for YOU and your TEAL TEAM!

    OUR motto is 'NO EXCUSES'
    YOU CAN DO IT...I wish you the MOTIVATION and ACCOUNTABILITY for your goals!!

    Have fun too!!

    Kylie emoticon
    4344 days ago
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