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Hello! My name is Annette and I have a LONG way to go. I have 3 cats: Oliver, Sylvester, and Oscar.

If I don't get this weight off, I might not be around to care for them. And the one thing I've believed in all my life is that when I adopt a critter it is a life-long commitment. I don't give them away when I move. I don't abandon them on the street. I care for them their entire lives. So the prospect of not being able to fulfill that weighs (no pun intended) heavily on my mind.

But cats are my favorite thing in the world as you probably know by now if you've been to my Spark page at all. So this is now my plan!

Last summer (6-14-17), I began a series of Physical Therapy sessions to help strengthen my lower body muscles. The first session was hard. I could barely pedal the bike. I did a bunch of supervised exercises with a physical therapist. He was extremely encouraging. I worked on it and made progress, but once the sessions ended I didn't keep up with it.

In the end of April 2018, I saw a flyer for a cruise. I knew I could never do the required walking. I started to throw it away, but then I realized I could make a lot of progress in 11 months. So I found a friend to go, booked the cruise and started my healthy lifestyle. Today (6-26-18) was day 46 of consecutively exercising in the pool - both water aerobics and the PT exercises. I am also eating 5x a day - about 350 calories each meal at this time. So far I've dropped 24.8 lbs.

Member Since: 6/26/2009

Fitness Minutes: 9,035

My Goals:
I decided about 2 months ago that if I wanted to change my life, I had to change my lifestyle.
My goals are to eat at home and exercise every day.

My Program:
I am doing water aerobics every day - 30 min right now but consistently.
My program is to change my lifestyle of constantly eating out, and start eating at home.
I've been working on keeping my life and house organized so I can keep up with cooking/packing lunches and eating healthy.

Personal Information:
I work as a Sr. Infrastructure Analyst, supporting telecommunications contact center.
I'm a WV Native - my heart belongs in WV...but I live in Central Ohio.

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from What Dreams May Come - those things people say are impossible are "just what they've never seen before!"

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