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i'm 22 years old, and i just had twins (boy and girl) in august '09, who were born 9 weeks premature. i'm trying to lead by example for them to live a healthy lifestyle. although, right now it is pretty hard to find the time for myself with two little-ones on their own schedule.

in the midst of all this chaos, i have found a new hobby... running! i love it, and can't get enough! sure, i'm super slow, but whatever haha. i can finally run a full mile without stopping, which is something i couldn't do in elementary school. i'm very proud of myself. :)

Weight progress:
10/11/09: start!! (275)
10/18/09: -2.5 (272.5)
10/25/09: No scale (but i feel better, so that counts!)
10/26/09: -7.3 (265.2) (new scale)
11/1/09: -5.4 (259.8)
11/9/09: +3.4 (263.2) (T.O.M + bad weekend= no good!)
11/15/09:-+0 (263.2)
11/22/09: -1.6 (261.6)
11/29/09:-1.6 (260.0) (i survived 2 thanksgivings!)
12/6/09: -4.4 (255.6)
12/13/09: +3 (258.6)
12/20/09: (no scale)
12/27/09:(didn't even try to weigh in, so mad at myself)
1/3/10:+-0 (258.6)
1/17/10:+2 (260.6)
1/24/10:+.2 (260.8)
1/31/10: -.4 (260.4)
2/7/10: -2.2 (258.2)
2/14/10: switching to fridays (off a week!)
2/19/10: -.2 (258.0)
2/26/10: didn't weigh in
3/5/10: didn't weigh in

Running progress:
11/26/09: duluth- gobble gallop 5k (42:30)
4/23/10: nisswa- run for the lakes 5k
6/21/10: rapid city, sd- midnight run 5k
6/25/10: duluth-midnight sun might run 5k (if we can't make it to rapid city)
10/31/10: anoka- gray ghost run 5k
11/25/10: duluth- gobble gallop 5k (goal: 30:00)

Member Since: 10/14/2009

Fitness Minutes: 2,288

My Goals:
long term:
*one pound a week, 52 pounds this year.
*thanksgiving 2010 run 5k in 30 minutes (improve by 12 minutes)

right now:
*drink more water *watch my calories *exercise at least 30-60 minutes 5 times a week :)

My Program:
i am staying within my sparkpeople recommended calorie range (usually in the lower half), i try to go with high fiber, low carb, and i drink about 80-100 oz of water a day. i'm eating breakfast now too, which is almost easier said than done... but i'm getting it done.
i'm on the treadmill, or running outside at least 6 days a week, doing at least 12 miles a week (two days of 3 miles, two days of 2 miles and two days of 1 mile). i'm starting to get more comfortable with strength training too.

Personal Information:
my name is anna, and i live near cloquet, mn. i'm originally from the minneapolis area.

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    emoticon to the MPLS / St. Paul Team!!!

    I'm Elaine, 1/4 of your MPLS / St. Paul enthusiastic leaders. We are so pleased to welcome you to our team. We are a great group of fun, supportive, and encouraging members who want to get to know you. Make sure to watch our team page or check in often. We try to get together once a month for those interested.

    Take some time to check out Spark People, there is a lot available. Check out my page, I love taking pictures. And please let me know if you have any questions at all. Hope to see you blogging and posting away really soon.

    Again, welcome from your entire leader-team!

    READY-TO-WIN (Max), MINICOOPER452 (Carla), MILDEXSPI (Jackie), YELL_ERICA (Erica), and DIETJUNKIE2 (Elaine)

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    3830 days ago
    Hello, I'm in the C25K group as well. Just wanted to stop by and say hi! Your babies are so adorable!!
    Hope you have a great weekend (and enjoy your new running shoes :) Remember, tomorrow is a new day!!!
    3854 days ago
    I'm great! How are you doing? I see you're part of Team Mistletoe...I'm the leader of Team Turkey! Good luck with the challenge!
    3856 days ago
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    Wow! You are doing great!
    3858 days ago
    I'm SO sorry it took me so long to get back to you...My 5K was great! Cold and rainy...and I came in almost last, but it was still really good!

    I'm glad you're starting to feel good about yourself...that's HUGE! Keep doing what you're must be working!

    Have a great week...stop by my page if you need anything!

    3859 days ago
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