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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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    Ann-thanks for adding me as a friend!! I hope I can be a help in keeping you motivated as you keep me looking foward. You've got a good start on your goal, keep looking to be healthy! All the best...Jan
    5040 days ago
  • v JNNYPH75
    Hello and Welcome to Spark People. I just wanted to wish you good luck on your weight loss journey and goal achievements. I know you will be able to master these goals if set your mind to it.

    5041 days ago
    Just passing by your Sparkpage to give a shout out and some encouragement. "Do your body good and take it for a walk" LeRoy (watrwlkr) keep up the great post, it is what motivates me each and everyday.

    Join me in getting Fit 4 February

    JOY Team Player @ Float like a Butterfly in 2007 (F.L.A.B)

    5043 days ago
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