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I started on SparkPeople 12/07/08. I decided something needed to change, when my brother, who is one of my best friends, told me I was getting fat. I was always 'the skinny one' as he would say, but, I started gaining... I didn't realize, that it was my lifestyle that was doing it.. I thought I was doing fine eating 4 or 5 meals a day, what I didn't take into consideration, was that these were not small meals, as they should be... or that one or two of them were not little snacks. I was way overeating, and didn't think anything about it. I got up to my heaviest weight of 183 or 185. It was not an ok place to be. But, within the first 3 months of joining SparkPeople, I lost 25 lbs!!! And started getting my life on track!! SW = 180 GW = 135 Weight Updates: 12/07/08 - 180 lbs 12/14/08 - 176 lbs 12/21/08 - 173 lbs 12/28/08 - 175 lbs (Holidays got the best of me) 01/04/09 - 172 lbs (only 10 more lbs. to reach first goal, and 1 month 10 days to do it in!) 01/18/09 - 167 lbs (woohoo! makes up for last week!!) 01/25/09 - 165 lbs (only 3 more lbs to my first goal!) 02/08/09 - 161 lbs (met my first goal, a week early!!!) 02/22/09 - 159 lbs (woohoo! Breaking into the 150's) 03/01/09 - On vacation, didn't even step on a scale! 03/08/09 - 157 lbs 03/22/09 - 155 lbs 04/05/09 - 154 lbs (getting back on track today!) 04/11/09 - FOUND OUT I'M PREGNANT 12/03/09 - Had my baby!

Member Since: 12/7/2008

Fitness Minutes: 4,468

My Goals:
I had a long term goal of losing 48 lbs by 5/3/09 (Mine & My husbands 1 year anniversary). I started by working on shorter goals, first up.. to weigh 162 lbs. by Valentine's Day. Goal met 2/08/09. After that I had various other small goals, that I ended up not being able to meet, due to pregnancy. Now that I have my beautiful healthy baby, I want to get back to it! Overall goal, to weigh 135 by 12/31/10. Giving myself almost a whole year to heal, finish losing the baby weight, and get down to my original goal! I say, totally doable!!!

My Program:
I found that setting smaller everyday goals is really helping me to stay focused. I'm watching calorie intake, getting in a work out )even just a short one), and drinking as much water as I can.

Personal Information:
My name is Anna, I have been married to the man of my dreams for almost 2 years now! We just had a baby. We both love kids so much, and are so happy to now have one of our own!

Other Information:
This is my year! My year to get physically and financially fit!! With the help of my amazing husband, my sister (who is my partner in crime!), SparkPeople, and a man named Dave Ramsey, I believe that this is absolutely going to happen!! And I am so excited to see to it that it does!!

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    Thank you Anna for your kind words on my 2009 Review blog! I am truly grateful for the day I found SP...It changed my life!

    Always remember never give up on your get healthy as your health has to be more important than any obstacle that gets in the way....One of my favorite saying is:

    "The chief reason for failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now."

    Here's to living a SPARKED Life and to a great 2010!


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    4096 days ago
    Welcome to Getting Fit Before Baby!! I'm so glad you found us :-) Your wedding gown is BEAUTIFUL!!
    4468 days ago
    Welcome to Spark Maine...looks like you're off to a great start heading toward your goals. Very smart to set short-term AND long-term goals, that way you won't get discouraged. Best of luck knocking through the holidays...keep up the great work. Your wedding picture is pretty, you look very happy! Take care~

    4501 days ago