Friday, May 14, 2010

Hello from Annie




Hi! I am Annie and I met Danielle when she was just newly married to Joseph. She has always been a blessing to me and my family. I was blessed to be the sixth child in a family with eight children. We had a lot of fun and I learned some very bad eating habits. This is me with 2 sisters eating brownies and milk shakes before bed. I am the one with my hands over my eyes.

I gained a few pounds in junior high, but lost it in college. I was in ROTC and enjoyed exercising and running. I continued this into the Army and was quite fit and trim. I met my wonderful and godly husband and resigned my commission. We started having children soon after and God blessed us with six beautiful children who I am home educating. I gradually lost the motivation to exercise, but learned to eat healthier. With birthday parties for our children almost every month and baking sweet deserts I gradually gained way too much weight. I know how to eat right and exercise, but haven’t been able to put it into my schedule. I am motivated with this challenge and my sweet daughter who has encourage me to walk with her every morning. My plan now is to eat a low carb diet with lots of veggies and some fruit along with walking 2 miles at a brisk pace every morning except Sunday. I will also so some other walking and exercise as time permits. I am blessed to be living (temporarily) in the hill country north of San Antonio, Texas, so the walking is up and down hills. The photo with me was when I was first married-fit and trim. The group shot is after 21 years of marriage with my husband and children. As you can see I have a very long journey to being fit and trim again, but I trust God to be with me in this adventure.

2 comments:

~Catherine~ said...

My before and after are similar to yours (not computer savvy enough to get the pics up) excpet you started marriage at a healthier size, I'm sure with encouragement from "friends" and looking to God I will get to my "before" and I'm positive you can too... walks especially with your daughter are a great way to start because you will enjoy that time. I'm starting with swimming because I love the water :)

Dani Joy said...

Anne!! I am so glad you wrote your testimony. We will be encouraging you and you us! Knowing we are cheering each other on motivates for sure.

I know you can reach your goals. You can be disciplined and strong in the Lords strength. Maybe an exercise dvd will help on those rainy days. ;)

Well, let´s sweat it together!
So glad to be sweating it with ya,
Love,
Dani Joy