A newer me
Me in middle, my girls in front, husband to right, boys in back, sister behind me and my dear friend
The Sugar girl!
Everyone calls me Amy, not my full name but it works. I am a 40 year old mother of 5, lost my first but have 4 darling children that keep me really busy. My eldest are boys, 16 and 14. My two girls are 11 and 8. I have been married for 21 years this fall and live a rich and full life. My first bout with weight gain came with my second son...75 lbs that really never fully came off, but I hoovered in the 190's to 200's for a few years. After my youngest was born, I saw the weight come on really hard. I had lost a lot of blood and the nurse told me I would most likely gain weight....she wasn't just whistling dixie! I've gained a good 45 lbs since then, but an overall 110 in these 21 years.
It's hard to be the young, vibrant, joyfull person I know I am on the inside and look at the old looking, tired, sad person I see in the mirror. So, I started sparkpeople, right? Just on a whim, I searched the internet and kind of stumbled accrossed it. I signed up and got started, and right away...sticking to my goals I started to lose weight. It's been rough, bouncing up and down because I loose focus, because I have a big family that isn't really in tune with what I'm doing, but......
Just recently, I got a coupon from sparkpeople for Curves....I've always wanted to do Curves...but it was really spendy for me. So, I take in the coupon and they treated me so nice...well, needless to say, I signed up and start my fitness session!
I'm learning that I have to be agressive and work hard to get where I want....and I'm getting there. I get discouraged sometimes but my sister is very supportive and kind...that is a huge help.
Thanks for reading my page, I hope it encourages someone to take the bull by the horns!
To be healthier for my family and help them be healthy too. Also, to loose some weight so I don't hurt anymore.
Starting slow with diet changes and some low impact excersize.
I was born in Las Vegas, NV and raised in the San Joaqin Valley. I am 40 years old...half way to 80, imagine? I have a loving husband, two sons and two daughters who love to eat! Very rough.
I run my husbands business and do volunteer work.
I love watching movies and eating popcorn...guess that will have to stop! I like to joke around and make others laugh. Love my kids and my life.
| Pounds lost: 18.0