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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.

Weigh-in Updates:

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

Member Since: 1/25/2006

Fitness Minutes: 1,295

My Goals:
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!

My Program:

Personal Information:
I am a wife, mom, active duty member and college student. Since having my son, getting in shape has turned into a complete nightmare...

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