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I am a mother of three teenagers and I have been married for 19 years to a wonderful man. We live in the far north of Canada. Away from the chaos and fast food of city life.

I have been on Spark People now for almost two years. It has been an incredible journey so far and it is far from over yet. I have lost 40 pounds since January 1, 2007. Yes, I am one of those people who sets a New year's resolution. Actually I have set the same one for the past 10 years - to lose weight. This is the first time that I have actually stuck to my resolution. Spark People has given me the encouragement I needed.

My resolution for 2009 is to get to my goal weight and to tone up my body. I want to have a more defined waist and less flabby arms. I will get there eventually, but I know that it isn't over yet. At least I am enjoying the journey instead of asking the age-old question "are we there yet?"

After having major surgery in Sept. 2008 my goals have been postponed a bit. Definitely not forgotten though. Hopefully I will reach them by June 2009. Just in time for my daughter's graduation.

Member Since: 2/2/2007

Fitness Minutes: 5,523

My Goals:
Weight loss goals:

1. 170 pounds - 1 bag of flour gone. Reached March 24, 2007.

2. 165 pounds - 1/2 way to goal. Reached April 16.

3. 160 pounds - within a healthy weight range. Reached April 25.

4. 157 pounds - same weight as my husband. Reached May 28.

5. 150 pounds - wedding weight 17 years ago. Reached Nov. 26.

6. 140 pounds - goal weight.

My Program:
I am walking and running approx. 5 times per week. When the weather is nice I exercise outside. If not I use my Elliptical. I also try to do strength training at the gym 3 times a week.

I am not on any special diet. I wanted to lose weight in a way that is maintainable. To me that means eating foods that I normally eat and enjoy. I don't want to be eating things I hate just to lose weight. Where's the fun in that?

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I live in the Yukon - way up north in the middle of nowhere.

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    Hi Ann:

    Thought i would pop in and say HI! How the weather up there? Fort Nelson has had its first good dump of snow...Poor kids halloween night was pretty much a bust here we had those winds blow in from the north cold blowing snow...oh well welcome to the north eh.

    Hope all is well i see your doing great with your plan..GOOD FOR YOU!!! Drop me a line sometime if you get the chance.

    4041 days ago
  • v GOANNA2
    I have not visited your page for at least a year and see that you have lsot 50 lbs. I am so envious and so happy for you. How is Northern Canada at this time of the year/
    We have had temperatures inthe 30s and for winter,it is unseasonably hot.
    We are told to expect fires if it doesn't rain soon.
    You are heading into winter and I often wish for cooler weather.
    Take care
    4110 days ago
  • v SONIA.B
    emoticon Hello I notice that your a team leader in this room,
    There is a team mate that is on your team Float Like a Butterfly in 2009 (Birthday goal) that needs support and is really sad and out, can you please tag her page with some support. Her name is BUTTERFLYANGEL7

    Hugs Sonia
    4168 days ago
    Hi Ann,
    I wanted to stop by and say "Hello" and Wish YOU a Great Week and Much Success in Your Continued Weight Loss. Hope you and your family are all doing great and things are going well for everyone. I remember you always taling about your weather and having the coldest winters there and it was always so interesting to hear how cold it was...Burrrr!!! Way below zero and freezing cold....Yikes! I sure enjoyed you being on our BLC Sparkler's Team and appreciated the Great Team Captain You were, You did such an Awesome Job! Thanks Again!

    Take Care and Keep UP the Great Work!
    4188 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/10/2009 5:14:09 AM
    Hi Ann......

    How the heck are you? Have been juggling things alot with Mom so SP time has been suffering, but as the weather is getting nicer, I have been thinking of you and your tee-shirt

    Miss you~hope all is well!!!!
    4221 days ago
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