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Hi! I'm from Winnipeg, Manitoba and I'm hoping to find some on-line support and friends to walk with me through this weight loss/healthy living journey.

I am married with 5 children-- 2 that I made (14 year old girl & 18 year old boy), 1 step son (19 year old), and 2 foster daughters from Ethiopia (20 & 22 years old).

Any suggestions and help will be welcomed.

April 20/08 - I just posted some new pics
May 7/08 - my sister (dmmomof2) joined... yaay!
June 19/08 - not much motivation lately... gained 3 pounds (back to 155)
January 10/10 - checked in for the first time in a long time... stayed the same (still 155)
April 1/10 - just started working out with a trainer and going to zumba classes once a week
October 1/10 - had a really rough summer because of a marriage separation... my weight was stable at 150-155... started yoga and exercise classes again... still working on controlling my bad eating behaviours
February 21/10 - back together with hubby after 3 month separation... did nothing for my health (stress, weight gain...) but I'm back on track! Going to GoodLife Fitness 4 times a week. Set a goal to walk/jog/run the Manitoba Marathon in June (10k). Starting weight at the beginning of Feb. was 167, as of today I am 161. Goal = 140 by June 30th.

Member Since: 3/4/2008

My Goals:
My primary goal is to get healthy. I have spent a good portion of the last 5 years feeling unwell.

Of course, weight loss is my goal, but the health benefits aremost important to me, too.

My Program:
March, 2008 - I'm eating much healthier but I have yet to get into an excercise routine... that's why I'm here!

As of 4/1/08: I started walking every day and working out with home exercise videos and SP videos. My favourite is the jump rope video by Coach Nicole!

5/15/08: Just got my Turbo Jam DVDs so now I'm working out to those! Whew... not easy, but the end results will be worth it.

June 19/08: Motivation low... will not give up though!

March, 2010: Began a 6-week program with a trainer.

Oct 1/10: Workout a few times a week... still need to practice better eating habits.

Feb. 1/11: Started new year nearly 20 lbs heavier than I was 6 months ago. Eek! Back on track at the gym 4x/week.

Personal Information:
I'm Annette, I'm married with 5 children. We live in Winnipeg, Manitoba... I am a VERY proud Canadian!

Other Information:
I'm a high school teacher and I go to university part-time. I love reading and watching movies and hanging out with my best friend -- my sister (dmmomof2) -- and my children. I can't say I LOVE working out, but I'm doing it 4x/week so that I can run a 5k in June, 2011.

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    Come on Annette! Get your butt back here and update your page!! :)

    Maybe we could go for walks together sometimes?
    4716 days ago
    Get your own friends Carmela! LOL just kidding!! :) I know Carmela and it is her brother that I was talking about that is a trainer.

    Do you go to the U of W?
    4722 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/19/2008 1:56:51 PM
    Hi there!! Just wanted to say hello to a fellow Winnipegger! My name is Carmela, i am a mom to 5 kids..4 that i 'made' and a stepson LOL Great to see another Manitoban on Spark...we have a small 'team' going. It is called Faith Baptist & Friends IF you wanna drop by and say hello that would be great. Keep in touch! :) emoticon
    4723 days ago
    Hi Ya,
    Just thought I'd check in to see how you're doing after your GREAT holiday. It sounded like lots of fun !!
    I know for me, it's pretty tough to get back on track when I've been away or really busy. How's it going for you ?
    Have a great Sunday !!
    4731 days ago
    I'm sure you're crazy busy and I'm not sure what end of town you're in, but if you want to do African dance classes this fall or winter, let me know!
    I had a blast, they're offered thru the Leisure Guide!

    I also take HipHop classes.. little by little I am planning to shrink!
    4733 days ago
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