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Hi! My name is Ann and I am 50+. Although I want to lose about 20 pounds, I am more interested in being healthy and fit! It seems like when I turned 50, little things keep cropping up. Achy joints, bifocals (yuck!), 5 pounds, then another 5 pounds, lack of energy... I really like to be active and eat right but I am an emotional eater.

I am married to Ken for 30 years and have 3 children. The last one is a sophomore in college so for at least part of the year we will be empty nesters. We are starting to talk about retirement. My husband has had 2 back surgeries so he is retired but I am still working. Will at least be until the last one is through college but we are dreaming.... not sure what we want to do. We love water, we love the outdoors... I like Fall and Winter, my husband loves the heat!

I love dogs...spend a lot of time walking them and playing with them.

I love to read...

We go to Lake Erie to our mobile home on summer weekends. We love to boat, fish and just relax.

Recently have discovered running. I love it! This all started when my brother in law was diagnosed with ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease which is a horrible, terminal illness that wastes all your muscles. I decided to run a HM (sort of stupid when I couldn't run a 1/2 mile at the time) in order to raise funds for our local chapter of ALS Support Groups. I started Jan 2012 and "wogged" the HM May 2012. My time was 2:49.... I expected to raise funds (about $1,500) and awareness about ALS but never expected to actual like running. I used to hate to run - love to walk but hate running.... Who would have guessed it, I love it!

I have neer been extremely overweight but always 10-15 pounds more than ideal. This is especially true once I hit 50 - it was like I hadn't changed a thing and I kept gaining... Irritating. But I have embraced the challenge and am fighting the middle age bulge one day at a time... And enjoying it. Have decided I need to research quality of food I am eating... I am sure too much processed food but not sure I am ready or even want to be a vegan or if I even know what eating "clean" means but I am determined to find out what it is all about!

Member Since: 3/30/2007

Fitness Minutes: 3,918

My Goals:
My long-term goal is to create a healthy lifestyle that I can maintain for the rest of my life that encourages healthy eating and activity.

My Program:
I am trying to plan meals and have healthy snacks on hand. I like being active so I am trying to do some sort of physical 6 days per week for at least 30 minutes. I am trying to read the bible consistently.

Personal Information:
I am from Central Ohio, married and have 3 children. I love dogs - we have two: a black flat coat Retriever named Tanner and a chihuahua/terrier mixed breed named Ruby.

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