Monday, January 25, 2010

Just the beginning!

Well this is my first attempt at my own blog, I joined a team weight loss blog but we didn't really use it. So today as I was running on the dreadmill I thought I am finally going to start my own blog...why because just maybe this is the year I get to the magic number of 155 on the damn scale that I have determined as my goal weight. And hopefully along the journey I do or say something that will inspire others. So about me...
Well I am Anna, nursing student (RN as of 12-10-09, 5 classes left to graduate), mom of 4, and a Navy wife (hubby is on a submarine in Pt Loma, San Diego). I have been and egg donor for a friend and a surrogate twice (a singleton in 2006 and twins in 2008). My kids are 5, 7, 12, and 13. The boys 7 & 13 give me a run for my money and my girls are pretty easy. Currently I am supposed to be applying to the master's degree program for midwifery and women's health NP, deadline is Feb 1st....hmmm that's probably what I should be doing right now. Today marks 6 weeks post op from a breast reduction/lift and a lower body lift. Oh I guess I should give my weight history. I have always struggled with my weight, distinct times I remember are my sophomore physical for the swim team (171 lbs), recruiters office my senior year (160lbs), the day I joined the Navy (148 lbs), first PRT after bootcamp (170lbs), my pregnancy weights were 232, 226, 244, 257, and finally my last pregnancy and the beginning of my final weight loss journey I was a whopping 282 pounds!!! I have with the help of the bodybugg, weight watchers, and two different personal trainers at 24 hr fitness got all the way down to 177. I got stuck at 180 forever, and actually gained to 188 the day of my surgery on 12-14-09. The doctor took about a lb off my breast and 12 lbs off my abs/butt/hips, gotta love that man. I was 174 after surgery and have yoyo'd up to 178 since maybe this blog along with my marathon training (Rock n Roll San Diego on June 6, 2010) will help me get to my goal weight of 155 by Jan 1, 2011. Slow and Steady wins the race!!!

so today I went to the gym...45 mins on that damn treadmill thank you Santa for those awesome skullcandy earbuds!! I wanted to quit at 20 mins, but good music and my thoughts of what to write in my new blog kept me here goes nothing....tomorrow its a new day, I will eat better than I did today (although today wasn't too bad) and oh i have a date w/the dreadmill around 9am!


  1. Way to go Anna!! I think this is an excellent idea.

  2. Good luck Anna! I'm pulling for you. Can you believe that I got up to 170lbs this past year? It all started downhill when I met that wonderful man of mine! We've both lost 10lbs since about mid-November (not easy to maintain during the holidays) and are both hovering aroung 160 now. I know you can do it and good luck!