ANNE7777   22,158
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In my favorite skirt on Mother's Day 2008





-32 pounds, I am 5 pounds from my goal of 150, end of May 2008





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Anne is RUNNING into 2011!!

I AM an ATHLETE AGAIN!!! & Sober since May 2009!!!
I began SP Feb. 2007 at 187#, and my hit my goal of 143# in June 2010 (I am 5'6"). I now use this wonderful resource to maintain this weight.

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger!!!!!!!!!!
I completed the Couch to 5K program on April 20, 2008.
I run about 3 times a week.

Carpe Diem!
Kids and I ride bikes together! My iPod and water bottle go with me everywhere! Music is my biggest weight loss aid, ...
I AM an ATHLETE AGAIN!!! & Sober since May 2009!!!
I began SP Feb. 2007 at 187#, and my hit my goal of 143# in June 2010 (I am 5'6"). I now use this wonderful resource to maintain this weight.

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger!!!!!!!!!!
I completed the Couch to 5K program on April 20, 2008.
I run about 3 times a week.

Carpe Diem!
Kids and I ride bikes together! My iPod and water bottle go with me everywhere! Music is my biggest weight loss aid, other than my supportive family. Incorporate your family into your fitness.

I try to keep a positive attitude & a sense of humor, while counting my blessings. I LOVE music, art, and writing.

~~~~~Anne's TOP 10 ways she gets it done:

1. Health and fitness are a way of living. MAKE the time for you, NO EXCUSES--you are investing in your future and the future of those you love.

2. Create small goals for your weight loss journey, and strive to meet them.

3. I eat 1300-1650 calories per day. Portion control is key--use measuring cups to gauge your intake.

4. Supplement cardio with strength training. Strong muscles will support your body during cardio, and muscle BURNS calories to maintain itself=BONUS!!! (Fat burns no calories)
I do 4 hours cardio and 1/2 hour strength training per week. If you hit a plateau, mix up your routine.

5. Water, Water, Water!!!--I average 8 cups per day.

6. Junk food/fast food have no place in a healthful diet: quit eating this garbage, and soon, you will NOT miss it. Limit sugar, salt, & alcohol.

7. Occasional favorite treats are fine--I love chocolate dipped strawberries! But don't make them a reward.

8. LOVE yourself. Forgive yourself if you have a setback, learn from it and move on. My good friend Ange has a quote in her signature; "I'm not telling you this is easy, I'm telling you this is worth it."

9. Avoid negative people...you might find people and loved ones who are scared or jealous of your positive changes, and will seek to sabotage you. They may be afraid THEY will have to change too, or don't want to lose the "old you." Stand your ground, since your TRUE friends will embrace you and celebrate your hard work!

10. Have fun! I have 35, 90-minute workout playlists on 2 iPods, that I custom-made myself. I MUST have music to workout to--it makes the time FLY by :)
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Member Since: 2/26/2007

SparkPoints: 22,158

Fitness Minutes: 7,758

My Goals:
2011 goal: maintain my 143 weightloss goal

Run a 5K in 2011 in less than 32 minutes

Met goal of 150# by end on Dec 2008. My new goal is to maintain this weight!


My Program:
I burn about 2500 calories per week.
My focus now is on running & other cardio, 4+ hours per week. I do 1 hour Strength Training each week. Calorie range 1300-1650.
8+ cups water per day.

Weekends are the hardest!!!

Music makes the workouts fly, while I get fly!

Personal Information:
Lifelong Cleveland, Ohio girl. Daughter in 8th grade, son in 5rd grade.

I have studied Tai Chi since 1990.

I have a full-time day job, but for fun I do art!--I like to focus my art work on computer components "up-cycled" into art.

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I started a Sparkteam:

"MP3 Lovers Unite!"

For people who are looking for some motivating workout jams! Check it out.

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BIGBROTHER323
9/9/2012 5:22:30 PM

congrats on weigtloss and sobriety....are you still progessing on both?



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MOPSMOM3
2/24/2012 10:35:59 PM

Just wanted to check in with you to see how you are doing...it's been FIVE YEARS this week since we started SP! I have such good memories of starting this journey with you and a few others... Trust all is well!



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SYLVIE68
10/31/2011 7:41:57 PM

HI dear Anne!!! I am here to tell you I cannot thank you enough for showing me the way to SparkPeople! emoticon

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MISS-THING
2/28/2010 5:10:59 PM

Wow!! Congrats on your weight loss. Do you have any suggestions for losing weight?



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JULIE2BTRUE
8/21/2009 12:49:46 PM

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
**John Quincy Adams**
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Thanks for being a WONDERFUL LEADER!!!! You are EXCELLENCE!! Your time, devotion, self-love, and hard work has INSPIRED and MOTIVATED many, including myself!!

You are doing a FANTASTIC JOB, (spark motivator), and you make us PROUD!!!!!
~Hugs~
Julie
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