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my first official 5K race - Nov 28/2012 (31'58)

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my first 10K race!! April 25th, 2010 - 68 minutes

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Henry, Finlay and Mom - at my heaviest over 300 lb

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HENRYNOLANFINN is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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I am Anika, proud mom, vegan, baker, foodie, graduate student, and autism advocate. I was a competitive athlete for most of my life before packing on over 100 lb with my first pregnancy. In 2008 I found Sparkpeople, which sparked a rebirth in my athleticism and led to dropping 70 lb. I felt fantastic! Then 2 years later, after a very difficult pregnancy, a diagnosis of ovarian cancer & 3 complicated surgeries, I gained it all back. In 2010 I lost the baby weight and more (120 lb!) ), only to slowly gain most of it back again through stress eating. Over the past 6 years I have gained and lost hundreds of pounds, fluctuating over 80 lbs (yes, the pattern forming here is definitely that of a yo yo!).
I'm now cancer free, and a working hard trying to balance family, school and fitness without succumbing to my old unhealthy patterns. So now it's time to make permanent, sustainable changes!
In 2015 I became 100% vegan, and am trying to get my running back on track after an injury in the winter that sidelined me for months

2013 Races
April - Brantford Classic 10K (67 min)
June - Waterloo Classic 10K (68 min)
September - Mudpuppy Trail Run 8K (54 min)
October - Toronto Half Marathon (2:29:52)

2014 Races
June - Niagara Falls Women's Half Marathon
September - Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon

2015 Races
May - Mudpuppy 3K fun run (First race with my boys!) *done
June - Nike Women's 15K *done
July - Mudderella obstacle race *done
September - Harvest 1/4 Marathon
October - Run for the Toad 50K trail relay Race
October - Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon

Member Since: 7/1/2008

Fitness Minutes: 61,621

My Goals:
Goals for the next year:

235 lb by October/15
225 lb by November/15
215 lb by January/16
205 lb by February/16
200 lb by March
195 lb by April
185 lb by June

Run 4 Half Marathons
Run Around the Bay 30K
Run Ottawa Marathon

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5'11'' tall, 39 years old

PB 1 mile - 8'38
PB 5 km - 31'40
PB 10 km - 1:05'55
PB HM - 2:29:52
km in a month - 177 (August 2013)

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    4710 days ago
    emoticon the weekend is here. Hopefully you will have an extra day to play!

    Here some a different set of commandments for you:

    The Ten Commandments of Permanent Fat Removal

    1. Thou shalt honor and believe in thyself.

    2. Thou shalt move thy booty. Move it and move it some more.

    3. Thou shalt never go hungry again. Eat small meals and healthy snacks throughout the day.

    4. Thou shalt stock the fridge with the right stuff - the fruits and vegetables of the earth, the melba toast of men who walked before us.

    5. Thou shalt honestly write it down. If you bite it, you must write it.

    6. Thou shalt weigh and measure thyself and thy food.

    7. Thou shalt drink enough Holy Water to frighten Noah and map out all the restrooms in thy village.

    8. Thou shalt not deny thyself a treat or two now and then.

    9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's plate.

    10. Thou shalt not eat out of misery, boredom, anxiety ... but should they over-indulge, forgive thyself immediately.

    All Is Forgiven, Move On!

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    Enjoy your weekend

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    4719 days ago
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