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Beginning Weight 2.4.2012

On honeymoon in Dublin, June 2012


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Quotes that Motivate Me:

"The first and the best victory is to conquer self." - Plato

"You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is." - Ellen Degeneres

"The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places." -- Author Unknown

"Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time." - Mark Twain

"We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hi, my name is Amanda and I recently married my soulmate, Brian, after 5 years together. I have been on my current trek to lose weight since about 2 years ago. I hit a setback around September of last year and now I am trying to get my weight back under control. All in all, I'm a pretty laid back person. Of course, being laid back is one of the ways I got to where I am. I worked really hard last year and lost about 60 lbs in a matter of about 6 months until I started to backslide. My goal was to get down to 125 or 130, but then other things took precidence. I've dealt with quite a bit this past year, but taking back my health is going to be a big step in getting my life where I want it to be.

Anyone who would like to work with me or offer support, feel free. I love new buddies.

I am trying to ward off all of the health hazards that come with obesity, and the first step is to get rid of the o-word itself, of course. My goal is to break the cycle of heart disease and diabetes that is forming a pattern in my family.

I will continue to improve!

Member Since: 1/7/2012

Fitness Minutes: 4,206

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Goals and Rewards:

Reduce Stress:

1. Get better health insurance.
2. Get a stable teaching job for Fall.
3. Visit Dentist for cleaning, gum care, and cavity management.
4. Get more rest.
5. Relax more.
6. Spend more time outdoors.

Improve health:
1. Cut out dairy, gluten, and wheat, and make better choices overall.
2. Yearly checkup, steer clear of/treat any infections.
3. Bloodwork - lower cholesterol.
4. Dentist.

Lose weight:

1. Get back under 200 lbs.
2. Reach under 165 by end of summer.
3. Work out 5-6 times a week, 30 minutes a day.
4. Eat right.
5. Drink 6-10 bottles of water daily.


1. Total loss: 4 lbs.
(Under 200 lbs.)
Reward: True Blood Season 6
Achieved: 5.20.2014

2. Total Loss: 13 lbs. (Under 190 lbs.)
Reward: TBD
Achieved: ________

3. Total Loss: 23 lbs. (Under 180 lbs.)
Reward: ________

My Program:
I am going to the gym regularly now.
I am currently working with a trainer at Anytime Fitness.
I'm choosing better foods than I was, but it's a constant struggle.
I am drinking water more often. I actually make my goal most days!

I've cut out coffee!!! Sweets are a struggle for me.

Personal Information:
My name is Amanda. I am from Northeast Texas.

I started my weight loss in September. I've gone from almost 230lbs to 175 now. I want to set small goals to work toward my overall goal of having a healthier life.

Other Information:
I love to travel when my budget allows for it. My dream vacation was in Ireland (still is) and my husband and I were able to go there on our honeymoon. Next on our list is Australia (One day, *sigh*)

I love music. I am working on a work out play list on my iPod now.

I love reading. My favorite series right now is the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I also love the Mortal Instruments series and teen reads like Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Most recently I read and loved Heaven is for Real! by Todd Burpo

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  • v JANDK156
    I've been burning about 1500 or more calories swimming usually 75 minutes. You can "dummy" swimming into your fitness tracker after you search for and click on swimming and see how much you'd burn.
    1709 days ago
  • v JANDK156
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. And yes, a sense of humor is absolutely essential with the crapola I've been through physically. Sometimes, I just feel the need to vent. I'll hit the pool with a vengeance tomorrow and de-stress that way emoticon . I may not be able to walk much or well, but in the pool, I am a goddess! emoticon emoticon
    1709 days ago
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