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My name is Ann, and I'm a 65 year old retired elementary teacher who is a native Texan living in the hill country of Texas.

"Dreams Really Do Come True"!!!

'Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's
the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.'

Member Since: 5/1/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,140

My Goals:
1. To lose 5 lbs at a time that will add up to 100 lbs over time..
2. To learn to include regular exercise in my day..
3. To never give up...
4. To let go of my past and realize that today is the first day of the rest of my life.
5. To feel healthier...
6. To feel happier...
7. To be grateful for everything I have NOW and not to always be waiting for something better to come along...
8. To take care of ME after a lifetime of taking care of others.
9. To attend regular water aerobics classes at least 3 times a week for an hour in my community.
10. To do strength training at least twice a week according to my personal trainer in my community.

My Program:
1. Staying on the Nutrition program provided me by SparkPeople.
2. Setting up my menus by the week by changing the foods to suit my tastes and lifestyle but always keeping within the 'numbers' set up by SparkPeople.
3. Starting to exercise any way I can considering my weight now and my physical condition.
4. Setting up friendships and teams to match who I am!!
5. Staying in constant touch with my Spark Buddy to get and give encouragement.

Personal Information:
*My name is Ann and I'm a Native Texan. I live in the hill country of Texas in an adult community full of opportunity.
*I'm 65 years old; a mother to 3 adult children (one boy and two girls); a grandmother to 4 boys and 2 girls (17, 16, 15, 8, 7, 3); a significant other to a wonderful man named Richard (He's the hunk in the pictures); a 'mom' to Boomer (an 8 year old Boston Terrier). *I have been a first grade and kindergarten teacher for the past 19 years and have now retired as of this past June 3 years ago. My S.O. and I plan to travel with the possibility of getting an RV someday so Boomer can travel with us.
*I love to read; sit and dream (I'm a Pisces); play on my computer; watch reality shows; spend time with my family; participate in water aerobics; search the sky for stars; riding behind my man on our Ultra-Classic Harley.

Other Information:
*Favorite Authors:
Karen Kingsbury
Nora Roberts
Nicolas Sparks
Diana Galbedon
Kristen Hannah
*Cruises I've Been On:
Western Caribbean (twice); Eastern Caribbean (twice); Alaska (twice)
*Road Trips I'll never forget: 3 weeks in New England; 4 weeks into the Dakotas, Wyoming, Colorado..

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  • v ANNE2002
    Annie, congrats on the 4 pound loss!!! Keep it up!!! I noticed you're almost at 224!

    4004 days ago
  • v ANNE2002
    Annie, congrats on your 6 pound loss!!! Keep up the good work!!!

    4010 days ago
    Hi Annie,
    So good to hear from have been busy and you'll even be busier in the coming year! You and daughter will be able to share in the journey to eat healthier and two will be able to do so much together. You will also get to 'spoil' your newest grandchild as that is what Grandmas are suppose to do!
    You'll be under 200, soon, too! I gotta tell you when it first happened I had to step on and off the scale to make sure it wasn't a mistake...LOL.
    Grace and I had a wonderful time together. It was like we'd been neighborhood friends for a long time and just getting together to chat. Oh boy did we 'chat' and was awesome!
    Keep that Spark blazing!
    4010 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/18/2010 6:11:21 PM
  • v no profile image MYFEETHURT
    Stopping by to check on you. Hope all is well your way. Happy spring to you, my friend. mary
    4022 days ago
    Hello, I am sorry for not writing for so long. I’ve been told I need to branch out and not spend so much time on the computer. I hopefully have a long time to live in this rest home and the idea is to keep myself busy and useful. I am teaching a crocheting class and trying to knit helmet liners for the soldiers---and scarves. They may want me to do more. If you write to me, I will answer. It will just take time. One lady said she was glad I told her. She was worried that she might have said something to offend me when I didn’t write back for a long time. Also I'm going to have to leave some clubs. I want to do Sparkpeople because it helps me so much and because of the friends I have made. So I won't give up on it or losing weight. Write when you have the time and I will too.
    Many Happy Wishes,

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    4055 days ago
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