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My name is Anna. I am a 30-something year old female who is wanting to lose weight to feel healthier, look better and try to avoid another knee surgery. I love to cook and eat, making losing weight more difficult. But I do enjoy going to the gym regularly, but would like to see more results.
I have a job that doesn't always allow me to make healthy lunch choices because I have to eat out a lot. That makes it difficult for me, but I try to make the best choices I can, most of the time. However, that chocolate or ice cream sometimes calls out my name and I can't always resist.
I've been working on losing weight for over a year. Although I've gotten comfortable with exercising, I still need to work on the nutritional side of weight loss.

12/18/08- been six months since doing Spark and I'm very pleased with the progress. Weight is coming off, finally!
Recently had my resting metoblic rate checked and found that my calories needed daily is 1670. Thought this was interesting information to have and it confirmed what SparkPeople recommends!
Really happy with progress so far, I hope to keep it up!

1/09- well, my second goal was to buy a new wardrobe by January. I do need one, but don't want to spend a lot of money because I am still working on losing more weight. Have gotten some things from Goodwill and will have to make another trip there since my pants are falling off while I walk!

6/29/09- Took a break from SparkPeople, exercise and diet for the last 10 days or so because I GOT MARRIED!!!! Figured that was a good excuse to take a break! Got back on track today. Luckily I didn't gain any weight, don't know how that happened since I was eating like a hog, but I'll take it!

8/09- Life definately getting in the way! My new husband's mother died end of July. While we were in Kansas with the family, our apartment was broken into. Have not had much chance to work out like usual.

9/16/09- My break lasted longer than that 10 days! Things came up over the summer and interrupted my progress. Unfortunately I did gain back about 10 pounds back. Been having a hard time getting back into my routine of working out. However, my motivation now is that I am participating in the Biggest Loser game at my job. The winner wins $260!!! I hope to be that winner! The game started today and I hit the gym hard! Hopefully I'll be keeping it up and get back into my old habits and routines!

4/11/10- Again, life never seems to let up since getting married, always something coming up! Got very sick in December and had no energy to work out, so gained some weight during that period of time. Then started getting back into things when my husband and I went to visit my parents over Presidents Day weekend. Had a great visit there and while we were driving home, ended up in a car accident. Luckily neither of us were too injured, but didn't walk away without injuries. I was just discharged from physical therapy last week and I really hope that my life settles down so I can get to working out like usual!
10/31/11- Been really, really busy lately. Had to take on a second job, part-time, to try and get a couple unexpected bills paid off. During that time period, had no time to enter anything into Spark. Didn't get to work out like I was. I didn't really gain too much weight during this time. Recently finished the part-time job and am hoping to jump back into the gym.
Also been having knee problems though. Have been seeing a doctor and getting injections. That's going OK, but the doctor feels that I am looking at a knee replacement in my future. We'll see!!!........

Member Since: 6/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 78,472

My Goals:
1. Avoid another knee sugery.
2. Buy a new, smaller wardrobe by January 2009.

My Program:
1. Tracking daily meals and calorie consumption.
2. Tracking daily exercises and calories burned.

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    Hi Anna... emoticon Great to be sharing the Keystone challenge with you! Best wishes!
    3689 days ago
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    Hi I noticed you are from Mercer County. I live in the small town of Hadley, Pa.
    Just wanted to say hi and good luck on your weight loss journey. Seems like you are making progress.
    4293 days ago
    Hello Anna, I was reading the forums in Keystone State & saw you are from Mercer. I am in Mercer County as well, but a half hour outside of Mercer itself. Little town called New Lebanon. Anyway I wanted to say congrats on the weight loss & hello from a fellow Spark People "neighbor". Good luck on your weight loss journey!!
    4296 days ago
    Hi Anna, thanks for stopping by my page! Congratulations i=on losing so much weight already, and working on your health! I'm impressed that you are motivated to walk without the aid of a dvd - I need a "leader"! I hope you are feeling well, and feel better and better with each step you take! {{{sweaty hugs}}} Judi
    4299 days ago