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My weight has crept up to 170 again, so new goals to go back to 150 - I like this weight - i feel good, look good, and things dont hurt haha.
I began SP Feb. 2007 at 187#, and my hit my goal of 143# in June 2010 (I am 5'6"). I now use this wonderful resource to maintain this weight.

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger!!!!!!!!!!
I completed the Couch to 5K program on April 20, 2008.
I run about 3 times a week.

Carpe Diem!
Kids and I ride bikes together! My iPod and water bottle go with me everywhere! Music is my biggest weight loss aid, other than my supportive family. Incorporate your family into your fitness.

I try to keep a positive attitude & a sense of humor, while counting my blessings. I LOVE music, art, and writing.

~~~~~Anne's TOP 10 ways she gets it done:

1. Health and fitness are a way of living. MAKE the time for you, NO EXCUSES--you are investing in your future and the future of those you love.

2. Create small goals for your weight loss journey, and strive to meet them.

3. I eat 1300-1650 calories per day. Portion control is key--use measuring cups to gauge your intake.

4. Supplement cardio with strength training. Strong muscles will support your body during cardio, and muscle BURNS calories to maintain itself=BONUS!!! (Fat burns no calories)
I do 4 hours cardio and 1/2 hour strength training per week. If you hit a plateau, mix up your routine.

5. Water, Water, Water!!!--I average 8 cups per day.

6. Junk food/fast food have no place in a healthful diet: quit eating this garbage, and soon, you will NOT miss it. Limit sugar, salt, & alcohol.

7. Occasional favorite treats are fine--I love chocolate dipped strawberries! But don't make them a reward.

8. LOVE yourself. Forgive yourself if you have a setback, learn from it and move on. My good friend Ange has a quote in her signature; "I'm not telling you this is easy, I'm telling you this is worth it."

9. Avoid negative might find people and loved ones who are scared or jealous of your positive changes, and will seek to sabotage you. They may be afraid THEY will have to change too, or don't want to lose the "old you." Stand your ground, since your TRUE friends will embrace you and celebrate your hard work!

10. Have fun! I have 35, 90-minute workout playlists on 2 iPods, that I custom-made myself. I MUST have music to workout to--it makes the time FLY by :)

Member Since: 2/26/2007

Fitness Minutes: 18,880

My Goals:
2015 goal: move from 157 to 145 from February to June 2015.

Clear the clutter in heart and home, via recycling, reducing.

Be a better neighbor via volunteering and donation of unused items.

Met goal of 150# by end on Dec 2008. My new goal is to maintain this weight!

My Program:
I burn about 2500 calories per week.
My focus now is on running & other cardio, 4+ hours per week. I do 1 hour Strength Training each week. Calorie range 1300-1650.
8+ cups water per day.

Weekends are the hardest!!!

Music makes the workouts fly, while I get fly!

Personal Information:
Lifelong Cleveland, Ohio girl. Daughter in 10th grade, son in 7rd grade.

I have studied Tai Chi since 1990.

I have a full-time day job, but for fun I do art!--I like to focus my art making and photography.

Other Information:
I started a Sparkteam:

"Music Lovers Unite!"

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