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My Weight Loss Journey from 2006 - Present ... just a little more to go!

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My name is Anna and I have always been overweight. I have finally decided it is the right time to shed the pounds and feel better about myself! I want to be able to run a half or full marathon by my birthday next year, 2012.

I would also love to be in shape to keep up with my Army man. Possibly run a quicker mile than him, this is my ultimate goal!!!

I have lost about 40 pounds before but now I have 45 more to lose! Got to get back to eating right and exercising! We can all accomplish our mission, let's stick together!

UPDATE: Only have 38 more pounds to go!!! WOOHOO

Member Since: 10/9/2008

Fitness Minutes: 4,154

My Goals:
Goal #1: Be under 200 pounds for the first time in years - ACCOMPLISHED!!! This is the most exciting goals of them all!

Goal #2: Start running

Goal #3: Make eating healthy a habit

Goal #4: 180 - drivers license weight... hehehe

Adding Goal 07.21.2011
Goal #5: Be able to outrun my boyfriend

Adding Goal 09.02.2011
Goal #6: Run my first 5k in Dec .. DONE! Got to get ready for another one!

Goal Weights
204 - Last week sometime
198 - Reach awhile ago
192 - Reached awhile ago
186 - I made it! 11/21/11
180 - Oh Drivers License Weight! LOL
Possibly 144

My Program:
Drinking 8 - 8 ounces of water daily.

Eating more fruits and veggies.

Eating less carbs (no carbs after 3) and more protein.

Cutting out fast food and sweets

Exercising everyday. Cardio 5times a week: Elliptical, treadmill, Zumba (once a week). Strength training MWF: squats, lunges, push ups and ball kicks 2x and then crunch bench press on ball, bench row twist, and tricep dips 2x

I really hope this works.. I am more than ready for this weight to be gone for good!

UPDATE: Seems to be working! Can't believe how much weight I have lost!

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I love to dance, get my groove on!

My goal is to start running. With the help of my family and friends I will be at my goal weight and fitness level in no time! I have two puppies and an amazing boyfriend to support me along my journey!

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    Hey :) I totally get what you are saying when you talk about having come a long way but struggling to find the motivation to finish the journey - Thats exactly where I find myself. I have spent this weekend coming up with some strategies, i think i found some good ones :) hopefully we can help each other to do find the finish line :)
    2951 days ago
  • v CHICKEE7
    You're looking good. Keep it up. emoticon
    2951 days ago
  • v WUBBY82
    Wow, what do I do for exercise? When I was living in Arizona (up until last week), I was hiking on the weekends, running a couple miles each weekday. Now that I'm back in Cali, no mountains are nearby, so I'm running 5ks around my neighborhood. Today I started working out with an exercise bike and elliptical machine. Ended up combining for 2 hours today to try and get out of my emotional plateau. I also do some recommended strength training exercises from SP to work on my core a little more :)

    I'm glad you were able to find a MAN who wants to support you in all of your goals. That's so awesome!
    3083 days ago
  • v WUBBY82
    Hey Anna! Much like Jessi below (she's awesome, by the way!), I don't really know about plateaus. Since I'm still overweight, the weight is more than willing to fall off, so long as I keep active and stay within my nutritional range. I've been sort of stuck in the same range for the last month or so, but it's from a myriad of factors.

    I know this info doesn't help at all, but I'm hoping you're able to find the plateau answer and continue your journey soon!
    3083 days ago
    Have a Merry, Merry Christmas... and a Happy New Year!

    May you complete all your goals, and all your dreams become reality!

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    3267 days ago
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