August 2013: 199 lbs
9/7/13 Dirty Girl Mud Run: after pic (201 lbs)
THE Before pic. @280. The one that made me realize how bad I had gotten and & sparked the change.
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Ahhh! The dreaded plateau!!
Hi! I'm Annie and Ive been a Sparker off and on Since 2009. I gained weight after meeting my husband in 2004 and picking up his eating habits. Totally my fault, I know! But its no fair, he can literally eat ANYTHING while I glance at a carrot stick and my butt gets wider! Anyway, from '04 to '09 I gained 80 lbs (from 200 to 280). I have since lost that with primarily portion control and some working out. My goal now is ditching another 41 lbs and hopefully finding strength and endurace ...
Hi! I'm Annie and Ive been a Sparker off and on Since 2009. I gained weight after meeting my husband in 2004 and picking up his eating habits. Totally my fault, I know! But its no fair, he can literally eat ANYTHING while I glance at a carrot stick and my butt gets wider! Anyway, from '04 to '09 I gained 80 lbs (from 200 to 280). I have since lost that with primarily portion control and some working out. My goal now is ditching another 41 lbs and hopefully finding strength and endurace again. I want to be healthy for myself, my relationship, and our future children (and to not lose my dignity passing out at the top of the stairs!)
10/10/13: Currently Im trying to work through a plateau I seem to have hit once I reached 199 lbs (been fluctuating from 204-199 since June and unfortunately its killing my motivation. I'm starting strength training and learning to run. Biggest ally still is tracking food.
| current weight: 207.0
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Member Since: 1/23/2013
Fitness Minutes: 2,307
Lose weight and gain muscle/stamina/flexibility to feel and be healthier and be able to maintain it. Ultimately, I want to be able to actually run a mile. The WHOLE mile. Without dying. And then a 5k, running, of course. And also climb all 4 flights of stairs to my office with out nearly passing out halfway up.
Mini goal (COMPLETED! IT WAS AMAZING!): Dirty Girl Mud Run!! September 7, 2013.
New mini goal
Thinking of the Hot Chocolate 5k, coming to STL in Dec 2013. Hmm... Bday present to me!?
Portion control first and foremost! I can not stress that enough. And Moderation. I dont really believe in deprivation and cutting away things. It only leads to bingeing and cravings. Theres almost always a healthier version of what you want or even easier, a smaller portion.
Cardio - currently working on 5k training (as of 7/1/13) so mostly walking and running.
Strength training with free weights on non cardio days.
I am 30 years old and live in Hillsboro MO. I am married to an amazing man and we have two crazy Chihuahua's, hoping to add to the clan soon with a baby. I make my living working in an office sitting on my butt in front of a computer (part of the reason I gained the weight) but would rather earn a living outside. I'm a country/mountain girl at heart. I LOVE music (all kinds all the time), books, watching old movies, funny sitcoms, good wine, dark chocolate, bonfires, fishing, collecting shoes, and being crafty.
My fave HEALTHY places:
And for the DREAMER in me: