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My name is Anna. I'm a 36 year old mother of two boys. Although I love my life, sometimes I feel like the last four years "happened" to me instead of me purposefully living my life.

I'm here to take back my life by eating healthy, finding balance, organizing my home and planning ahead.

I lost quite a bit of weight with Spark People in 2011, but gained it back over time (and without dedication) over the past three years. I'm back with a vengeance. I want to be ...
My name is Anna. I'm a 36 year old mother of two boys. Although I love my life, sometimes I feel like the last four years "happened" to me instead of me purposefully living my life.

I'm here to take back my life by eating healthy, finding balance, organizing my home and planning ahead.

I lost quite a bit of weight with Spark People in 2011, but gained it back over time (and without dedication) over the past three years. I'm back with a vengeance. I want to be fit and an example for my family and I want it now!
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Member Since: 1/18/2010

SparkPoints: 10,919

Fitness Minutes: 17,074

My Goals:
2011 Goals:

* run a sub 2 hour half marathon at the Go! St. Louis this spring.

* finish a full marathon at the Rock and Roll St. Louis Marathon this October

* work toward being financially responsible with my husband.

* work toward becoming more spiritually connected.

* create meaningful opportunities and educational experiences for my two sons.

* win the Biggest Loser competition at my job (it starts in January).

* run 25-35 miles per week.

My Program:
* 1800 calories per day
* track foods I eat
* track exercise
* at least 30 minutes of cardio per day.
* Basically checking in with myself.
* balancing my time and focus between personal/ professional/ family.

Personal Information:
mom of two rambunctious little boys, wife of one very supportive husband, lover of books, teaching, soccer, being a mom, scrapbooking


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Why I'm on this journey:
* lower cholesterol
* be more active with my kids
* get my butt off the couch
* live with purpose
* decrease my risk for heart disease.
* look hot
* build incredible muscles.
* eventually join an indoor soccer team
* make friends with like-minded people.
* introduce an active lifestyle to my family.
* learn to love preparing meals and using whole foods.
* finding balance between personal family and professional.
* I am officially obese (yuck)
* I'm sick of being tired.
* to challenge myself to be a better person
* to be a better partner with my husband.
* to increase my motivation in areas like organization and house cleaning.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
1/3/2015 1:57:58 PM

“TAKE ACTION! Wanting is not enough; Act upon your goals!
If somebody was watching your day-to-day behavior, would they be able to see what you’re working towards; what your goals are?
If the answer is no, FIX IT!”
-Steve Maraboli
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CBARCH
1/2/2015 10:39:04 AM

Thank you for the comment. I just try and take it one day at a time. We all have bad days (the holiday season was rough for me), but we get into trouble when it becomes a bad week, or month. My goal this year for the holidays was to not put on more than 5 lbs. Some may say I should have shot for no weight gain, but if this site has taught me anything, it is to be realistic with myself. I knew not putting on any weight was unrealistic for me (at this point). Maybe next year. Anyway I met my goal (sounds funny saying this as I gained weight...LOL) of less than 5 lbs. Now it is time to get back to work. Good luck!



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
12/30/2014 10:59:44 PM

“You are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. It's possible to treat yourself with outrageous kindness beginning today. Compulsive eating is only the symptom; believing that you are not worth your own love is the problem.
Go for the love. You will never be sorry.”
-Geneen Roth
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Thank you for commenting on my blog, "My New Year's Resolution." Have a healthy new year!




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CHERRI350
12/30/2014 9:09:18 PM

Thanks for the add! Moms Unite! Lol. We can do this?



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12/30/2014 8:56:20 AM

Thanks for adding me. I had a wonderful day at Sea World yesterday, watched Shamu show three times and got soaked, laughed a lot. emoticon



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