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Gotta "Budge the Bulge"...

I am a middle aged Brit who has lived in the US for over 25 years. I currently am living in Kentucky. I have never been considered overweight and have been blessed for most of my life with a fast metabolism, but as I age it is becoming more challenging to stay fit and healthy...I am a single mom to 3 special needs children, I homeschool two of my kids, and one is in special ed, I love learning and finally got my PhD (in International Health) in 2011, am very involved in church, and I do a ...
I am a middle aged Brit who has lived in the US for over 25 years. I currently am living in Kentucky. I have never been considered overweight and have been blessed for most of my life with a fast metabolism, but as I age it is becoming more challenging to stay fit and healthy...I am a single mom to 3 special needs children, I homeschool two of my kids, and one is in special ed, I love learning and finally got my PhD (in International Health) in 2011, am very involved in church, and I do a bunch of volunteer work (Special Olympics coach, Girl Scout Leader)...I need to stay healthy!! My goal is to try and lose the love handles, I am continually battling that extra 10 pounds or so!!...but I am a snacker and love lots of the wrong foods, so motivation can be a big challenge (and time, of course, with special needs children, school etc). I am going to stick with it this year...luckily I do also like lots of non-fattening foods too, so I am hoping that by using the nutrition tracker faithfully this year, along with increasing my walking, I can "budge the bulge" and get more physically fit and healthy....
UPDATE: 1/2014: I am still battling the same challenges, but I am hanging in there!!! I will NOT give up!!
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Member Since: 10/9/2006

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My Goals:
My goal is to lose 10 pounds and increase my physical health and wellbeing. I also want to increase my children's awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle

My Program:
I have to be very careful activity-wise due to my recent history/onset of seizures, but I intend to continue walking, tracking my food intake, and increasing my water intake

Personal Information:
My name is Amanda, I am 49 years old, hail originally from Great Britain, but have lived in the US for almost 25 years now. I have been in southern Kentucky for the past 14 plus years and like it here. I am single and have three special needs children ages 13, 11, and 10. I currently homeschool two 0f them, have one in special ed. I recently achieved my PhD in International Health, something i never thought i would get ....I am also a nurse, I work part time teaching (patients and staff), and also do some contract work. I am wholly in love with God, and I am very involved in my church. I love the outdoors, camping, spending time with my kids, travel, the Arts, the beach, reading, cooking, and a whole host of other things.

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I am not much into TV, but i do love kids Disney movies. I also love animals of many kinds, especially cats. I love to read home improvement books, and I like home repair and gardening. I also love the Arts and my favorite artist is John Constable, my favorite playwright is Shakespear, and my favorite authors are Thomas Hardy and Dylan Thomas. My children are involved in Special Olympics activites, attend an autism program, participate in church activities, dance, and a variety of sports, arts-based, and social activities, so I am never bored......Phew I think thats all for now.....

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8/14/2013 10:44:05 AM

"If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too.
It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy."
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VBPARROTHEAD
4/13/2013 9:43:17 AM

Thank you so much for supportive somment on my blog! I am so very appreciative. Today I will attend a memorial service sponsored by the hospital where Ed was taken. I do talk to him and to God and I know that Ed is in the best place but I do miss him terribly.



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VBPARROTHEAD
4/13/2013 9:43:14 AM

Thank you so much for supportive somment on my blog! I am so very appreciative. Today I will attend a memorial service sponsored by the hospital where Ed was taken. I do talk to him and to God and I know that Ed is in the best place but I do miss him terribly.



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GEORGIAK25
8/27/2012 3:51:59 PM

Dearest Amanda where are you?? We miss you and hope you are alright. Hugs hugs and more hugs. Pls let me know you are ok but just busy.



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CATHYG7
5/14/2012 9:57:33 AM

Happy Mother's Day Amanda! I hope you are doing well! I miss you on the team, but understand the challenges and busyness! Hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Cathy



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