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My name is Amanda. When I was 21 years old, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After treatment was over I stood on the scale and I was 48 pounds overweight. For two years, I went it alone trying so very hard to implement true life style changes. I exercised regularly, and I ate fairly well most of the time. Stress took its toll, and I topped the scale in January of 2007 at 224 pounds and a size 22!

From there I started coming down. Still on my own. I got down to 200 and then I slid back up to 208. At this point, I asked for help. I worked with the six weeks challenge coach at my Curves (who is an AMAZING person and an AMAZING motivator). I started tracking my calories in and out. I lost ten pounds in two months.

In January of 08, I found spark, and I have lost an additional 15 pounds and 3 clothing sizes!

All told I have lost 40 pounds, and I have another 20 to 24 to go. My husband and I are working on our lifestyle choices together, and it has been a blast so far. (A pain, but a blast.) Right now, I feel great, I fit into my 14s (and some 12s!), and I am more fit than I have been since I was in college.

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�Those who believe they can do something are probably right � and so are those who believe they can�t.�

�Fall seven times. Stand up eight.�

�We can�t become what we need by remaining what we are.�

"Watch your thoughts;
they become your words.
Watch your words;
they become your actions.
Watch your actions;
they become habits.
Watch your habits;
they become character.
Watch your character;
it becomes your destiny."
Anon


Member Since: 2/10/2008

Fitness Minutes: 17,853

My Goals:
- Eat healthy
- Keep exercising
- Get enough sleep
- Know myself well enough to know when I need help.

"My pledge:

1. I will do what is best for me
2. I will respect myself, body and mind
3. I will love myself for everything that I am
4. I will make positive life long lifestyle changes
5. I will be happy with and reward myself for every step forward, no matter how small that step may seem
6. I will look, learn and move on for every step backward, no matter how large that step may seem
7. I will make every effort to reach my goals
8. I will change my bad habits one small step at a time
9. I will not give up
10. I will never look back"
-SP member OFEDEOZ


My Program:
-I am eating well. I eat and love to eat veggies, fruit, and beans

-I am exercising every day.

-I don't deny myself the occasional sweet.




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Hobbies:

- inline skating

- swimming

- hiking

- biking

- cooking

- baking




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