Sunday, March 28, 2010

A little about me and my adventure

hello... well, I have been thinking about doing a weight loss blog for several months now and today is the day. As you can see from my picture, I have a lot of weight to loose. All my life, my weight has been an issue. I'm sure some of you can relate to how your weight affects every thought you have. I'm tired of thinking what others think about how I look or whether or not I can make it up a hill when I'm out for a walk, or how about whether or not you can squeeze through an opening.

Now in my mid 40s, Health is creeping more and more into the picture. My hips and knees hurt and with a family history of rheumatiod arthritis, I'm getting a bit scared that if I don't lose weight, I may not be able to walk in another 20 years. So that is why this is MY YEAR to lose weight and get healthy. My birthday is Jan 2 so that was my start date for Annie's weight loss adventure.

Now for the scarey part... I am actually going to tell you my starting weight. On January 2, 2010 my weight was 250 lbs. It's now almost April and I have lost 13 lbs. I was hoping to have lost more by now but at least I have lost something so that's a positive.

Hope you join my adventure, whether you're trying to lose weight, maintain your weight or just offering good thoughts for success... welcome!

I'll be posting once a week, perhaps more if I'm at a point that I need a bit more support to overcome an obstacle.


  1. Hi Annie - I'm so excited to be one of your followers. I could totaly relate to your story. Congratulations for putting it all other there. You are in inspriation. I look foward to hearing about how you are doing. Take care and good luck.

  2. Rita La Rosa LoudApril 6, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    Hello Annie, I am so honored you chose our program at Quincy College to get in shape! Imagine, Annie is traveling from Gloucester to participate in our Custom Wellness Adult Fitness Research Weight Loss Research program! The members of the class were so impressed with her determination. As her trainer, I must say she is a model student of exercise, her form is impeccable! For those of you reading Annie's blog, she is involved in Nautilus strength training, cardiovascular and flexiblity exercise three days per week. So as long as she keeps coming, she is defnitely going to see results! Strength training will help her to build muscle and increase her metabolism, the aerobic activity will enable her to burn even more calories, and the stretching will add to her strength. We did the studies on that, and it's an additional 20% so every little bit helps :) Annie has also committed to Shaklee's Cinch Inch Loss Program that will help her to hold onto her muscle and only lose the fat! We also did a study about that (protein and body composition; it was published in the May 2008 issue of Fitness Management. I am so happy to be included in Annie's weight loss journey.