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110 pounds lost! July 2017



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Hello, my name is Amber. :)

I try and concentrate on my strengths, my blessings, and all the good things in my life. It's worth it!

I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance on 10/08/10 (my fourth wedding anniversary!) which totally changed the way I eat and look at food. I'm feeling better and finding out the random other foods that just don't sit well with me. It's frustrating. Food allergies are readily accepted, but food intolerances are pushed to the side. Because so many people claim an "intolerance" when they are really just following a diet trend.

If I could eat gluten, I would. Gluten-free products try their best, but nothing beats the real thing. I'm still working on discovering the various things that trigger digestive pain for me.

Whatever your journey, whatever your path, I wish you success. Losing weight/getting healthy isn't easy, but it's worth it.

Member Since: 2/7/2007

Fitness Minutes: 190,681

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My goal is simply to be healthier. Losing the weight is a big motivator to treat my body better.

Then to continue on!

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My husband, Aubrey, and I like taking walks together.

We were going to quit the gym for the summer, but I was missing it terribly. There are just too many excuses for me without it. "It's too hot to work out" "I'm tired" etc. But once I'm at the gym; I'm there. All excuses must fade away because I'm paying for it darn it! I have to get my money's worth! Luckily another gym was running a deal so now we're back at the gym and it's not costing as much as before.

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  • v SHE_DID
    You're awesome! Thank You for the motivation to get started! emoticon
    1043 days ago
  • v DNJEN471

    You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

    Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!

    Again, Congratulations Beautiful!

    1217 days ago
  • v DNJEN471
    Wow! Sorry to hear about your injury. It's understandable why you'd want to take it easy. I'm glad to be back on track. Life is finally a little less hectic for me. We sold our house and moved closer to my work (25 min commute instead of 1hr). My hubby is now a stay at home dad, so no more babysitter stress. We basically live pay check to pay check- but I'm happier now then before!
    1308 days ago
  • v DNJEN471
    Hi! Things are good. A lot has changed since the last time I was active on spark. Just staying focused and positive each day. How are you?
    1309 days ago
    Happy Happy Birthday pretty lady! emoticon
    1590 days ago
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