LIFECHANGE2012   17,848
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Me (left) with the best friend a girl could have

September 2006- same weight now (the kids are now 10 and 13!!)

My Babies; Julianne, Daniel, Scout, and Homer

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Annabelles ReBirth

I am a 43 year old mother, wife, and teacher who is looking to improve her health and stamina! I am tired of being tired!
I am a 43 year old mother, wife, and teacher who is looking to improve her health and stamina! I am tired of being tired!



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 Pounds lost: 51.0 

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Member Since: 5/19/2010

SparkPoints: 17,848

Fitness Minutes: 18,905

My Goals:
Eat better, feel better, look better, BE better!

My Program:
track my food, water, and exercise.

I walk to dog daily, use the Wii which gives me time with the kids, and swimming at my sisters. My strength training has been 'blah' so I am getting back into it and need to get back to some more workout programs. I bought a jump rope; just have to be brave enough to try it again when no one is around. Also, I want to get the bike back out and hope the tire doesn't go flat; lol.

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My name is Annabelle and I am from the Buffalo, NY area.

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My daily quote:

Serenity Prayer

God, Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I can not change, to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the Difference

Believe in yourself, believe that you can accomplish your goals, believe nothing can stop you, and if you believe in yourself others will believe in you too! (borrowed from another Sparker, LOVE IT)

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind" Dr. Seuss

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Member Comments:
12/5/2012 4:08:44 PM

hey lady hope all is well got back on here. Jusat had to start again. Give me a yell or send me a message let me know how things are going:)

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11/30/2012 1:40:51 AM

I have spent the past 9 months struggling with my food and not working out enough. I gained 30 lbs. back since May 2012. But, I am finally back on track after trying to re-start a couple times. I have a real problem with sugar. It is definitely a chemical reaction in my brain that gets triggered when I eat sugary sweets. I get on a cycle of eating sweets and carbs and never get satisfied. My brain tells me to keep eating them when I know they are bad for me and I want to resist.

Somehow, I have made my way out of the "sugar fog" and I am eating healthy again. It took the fear of gaining all the weight back to get me to try just one day without the sugar. Getting started is the hardest part for me.

I am feeling much better now and I am moving forward and focusing on losing 70 lbs. in the next year to hit my goal of losing 120 lbs. total.

Let's keep in touch and get this weight off! Hugs.

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11/28/2012 7:48:48 PM

Checking in on you and noticed you have been gone from Spark for awhile. Hope you are okay.

Let me know when you come back so I can add you as a Sparkfriend.


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9/4/2012 1:18:12 AM

Hi you don't know me but I'm Tema and 6 months ago you wrote on my blog about my son Antoine...he passed away on Jan. 6, 2012...I know this is a long time coming but I just couldn't read those comments until tonight....Thank you so much truly for thinking of us in our time of need.....Your words meant so much to me....I wish you and your family all the best again thank you for thinking of me....


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8/29/2012 8:38:59 AM

Hoping all is well with you and the family!

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