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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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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! So, 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! So, 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.




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Member Since: 1/23/2013

SparkPoints: 8,386

Fitness Minutes: 3,446

My Goals:
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.

Mini goal
RUNNING the Santa Dash 5k, December 13, 2014. Bday present to me!


My Program:
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. Must build muscle, will burn fat!

Personal Information:
I am 32 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.

Other Information:
My fave HEALTHY places:
http://www.self.com/
http://www.eatingwell.com
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/mo
tivation_articles.asp?id=729
http://www.discovergoodnutrition.com/
http://workouts.self.com/

So EXCITED!!:
http://www.godirtygirl.com

And for the DREAMER in me:
http://christianlouboutin.com/
http://www.adventures-abroad.com/
http://www.frommers.com/
http://www.tiffany.com/
http://www.swarovski.com/Web_US/en/ind
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http://www.loghome.com/log-home-living
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SONGWRITER8
1/16/2014 6:11:03 AM

Welcome to "Insanity for the Ladies" team ! This is a great program and you will definitely see results. We post tips almost every day, inspiration and fun emoticons and always open to questions and advice. My best advice: Push "play" every day, drink lots of water, get lots of deep breaths during the workout, alter the moves when you need to in order to protect your knees and back. It's tough, but you can do it ! I'm 48 and have done it 3 times this year. Let me know any way we can help !



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KRYS210
11/14/2013 4:39:38 PM

Welcome to the 10K Steps a Day team! Looking forward to getting to know you. Spark research has shown that people who use the threads and posts tend to lose more weight on average than those who do not. So what are you waiting for? Start posting and get your weight loss going!

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BARBIEE52
11/1/2013 11:32:20 PM

Hi Annie,
Hi!
Welcome to the Partnership Accountability to the Finish Line team! We are happy to have you with our team. Please feel free to introduce yourself to the team, if you have not already done so. Be sure to read the thread: Click Here: To help find a partner and learn what to do next". It will help you find someone who has similar goals, likes, dislikes, or someone close to your age if you prefer. You will both be able to support, encourage, and just be there for each other, while on your way in reaching your goals.

If you need help finding someone or help of any kind, please let me know, as I am here to help you in anyway I can. Hope you enjoy and are able to achieve your goals on this team or any others you might join.

Have a great day!!
Barb
Co-leader of Partnership Accountability to the Finish Line
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RUNHAPPEE
10/20/2013 12:02:46 PM

Hey there! How are things going?

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LAMOURA
8/19/2013 6:05:12 PM

Hi a while back you had wanted to know what ACE HIIT was like? Well I really like it!! Its a great series!! She pushes you hard and its fun!! Sorry it took me so long to get back to you on that workout but I was doing JNL Fusion. Hope you have an awesome day!! emoticon



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