We can do it!
Hi, my name is Anna and I have spent a lifetime battling weight gain, fat thighs and a poor body image. I remember dieting since I was 11 or so, and I was never happy with my body.
Between 15 and 25 years of age, my weight fluctuated from 98 lbs to 125lbs, with the average staying at 118lbs. 118lbs is a healthy middle for my 5'2" frame, yet I was never satisfied with how I looked.
I joined the Navy in 1999 and saw some of the fittest years of my life then. Flat abs and amazing upper body strength -- I left guys with their jaws open at the gym as they watched how much iron I could lift.
After marrying, having knee surgery and a baby, my fitness took a turn for the absolute worse. I tipped the scale at 150lbs, and have gotten down as far as 133lbs, but gained the weight right back. These days, I average 144lbs or so, and as a result struggle regularly with the physical activities required of me by the military.
2008 started successfully. I stuck to a healthy program most of the year with the help of SparkPeople, even got my family to join in. Then I became pregnant -- and lost the baby. Depression and stress led me to regain everything back, so I am once again in square one.
My goal is simple: to develop a healthy attitute towards food, exercise and my body. Years of struggle have shown me that this is the only path to everlasting success.
This is my journey.
Dec 31, 08 - 146 lbs. The holidays take their toll.
Jan 22, 09 - 142 lbs. It's working! But it is slow...
Feb 22, 09 - 144.8 lbs. It's NOT working. I am incredibly frustrated.
Mar 10, 09 - 140.8 lbs
Mar 22, 09 - 142.0 lbs
Jun 10, 09 - 133.4 lbs
Jul 10, 09 - 129.6 lbs
Oct 22, 09 - 123.4 lbs
To have a lot of energy!
To look nice in a swimsuit!
To feel comfortable in my own skin!
And the most ambitious of all - to compete in a figure contest!
I am a wife, mom, active duty member and college student. Since having my son, getting in shape has turned into a complete nightmare...
| current weight: 123.4
Thank you for your support!
2696 days ago
Janaury was rough and not so rewarding. A wise friend told me "A new month, new plan, new goals"
2698 days ago
"There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something..."
2703 days ago
Happy Friday! I hope you have a fantastic weekend.
2709 days ago
Thanks for your comment on my blog. Wish I was that young again!
2710 days ago