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I have been down this road before. Losing 100 pounds in 16 months and gaining it back again in about the same time.

Now I want to lose weight in a more positive way by making lifestyle changes and giving up my reliance on quick fixes. In the past to control my weight I would eat high calorie foods and then overexercise the weight off. It was a dangerous combination and my weight was always dramatically up and down.

Not this time...

Now I am seeking balance and moderation in my exercise plan and have developed a way of eating I can stick to not just for months.. but as a lifestyle change.

I am not in a rush but steadily each day making positive food choices and exercising.

I have given up eating refined sugar (have a difficult time controlling myself around it) most of the time and budget calories for a late night snack (my worst time of day). It's been working for me and now I am doing some running a few times a week to shake things up and get myself thru a plateau.

In the time I have been on sparkpeople, I have already lost 43 pounds and counting.

I feel much healthier. I am now running several times a week, dancing and eating healthier. I tell everyone I know I am losing weight and remove myself from tempting food situations.. they are everywhere!

Losing weight again this time is a journey, yet I am not alone and the support of the Sparkpeople Comnunity has motivated me to lose it in a healthy way this time around. All the tools are there for us.

If I can do it... you can too! :-)



Member Since: 2/19/2011

Fitness Minutes: 10,920

My Goals:
Starting Weight:
2/22/11 - 232 pds
9/20/11 - 189 pds (lost 43!)

Goal: Lose 7 Pounds for 50 pound weight loss!
11/15/11 - 182 pds

Future Goals:
172- Overweight BMI
145- Normal BMI


My Program:
Eating:
1. Popcorn, apple & tea
= Late Night Snack

Exercise:

1. 1/2 hour weight training 3X week

2. Running 3X wk - at 9.3Miles (max) working toward 13 Miles.

- Doing.. The Spark everyday!



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“Anyone can give up, To hold it together when
things fall apart, that’s true strength.”

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to reach my destination.”

“Life is a dance. Sometimes we lead, sometimes we follow."

"Don’t worry about what we don’t know. What’s important is we learn as we go.”




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  • v SNOWANGELDIVA
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Merry Christmas! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    1809 days ago
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    Amanda, I'm hoping all is well with you. Welcome to the month of December! It's a holiday season filled with miracles. It's also the last month of the year to reflect how far you have come from the beginning stages of your journey to the many changes that have been made to live a healthier lifestyle. I am giving you a STANDING OVATION for the goals you have achieved and the progress you continue to make! I am so PROUD of your abilities from turning any obstacle that you have had to face into rewarding experiences! You are a WINNER in all that you do and an INSPIRATION to us all.

    With temptations of holiday foods and snacks galore, be sure to remain focused on your December goals that will lead you into the new year with wonderful results.


    emoticon D = Daily Reflection: Visualize your hopes and dreams until each are met!
    emoticon E = Embrace your journey with optimism, commitment and follow-through!
    emoticon C = Choose effective goals for each day that fits best for your lifestyle!
    emoticon E = Eat healthy nutrition, diversify fitness activities and mindful well-being!
    emoticon M = Measure progress without scale by the results that you see and feel!
    emoticon B = Be patient and always persevere by turning obstacles into achievements!
    emoticon E = Encourage, support and inspire others by sharing your success!
    emoticon R = Remember, You are Worthy! You CAN Do It! You are a Winner!


    Everyday is a cause for celebration. May you always be fulfilled with the Blessings of Hope, the Spirit of Serenity and the Gift of Happiness. Have a beautiful and blessed holiday season. Love and hugs always.


    ~ Monika ~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1831 days ago
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    Amanda, never forget how important you and your friendship are to me. Because it is Thanksgiving, I wanted to share how grateful I am for the ways you have blessed my life.


    emoticon THANK YOU for your abundant support and believing in me!

    emoticon THANK YOU for your encouragement and bringing out the best in me!

    emoticon THANK YOU for your motivation and all the kind things that you do!

    emoticon THANK YOU for being a very person and being an inspiration to me!

    emoticon THANK YOU for all the ways you've touched my heart!

    emoticon I'm BLESSED you're my Sparktacular friend.


    May the spirit of the Thanksgiving fill your life with peace, joy and happiness. Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving holiday.



    ~ Monika ~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1840 days ago
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    Amanda, CONGRATULATIONS on your October achievements! I am so PROUD of you! Are you ready to jump-start the month of November? Let's begin by setting a seasonal goal! Believe in yourself as much as I do in you! Have fun throughout your holiday journey! Reap the rewards from your continuing progress! And always remember, I am cheering you on with lots of support, encouragement and YOU CAN DO IT hugs! WOOHOO!


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    emoticon N = Nothing can replace you because You Are A Very Special Person!

    emoticon O = Overcome each Obstacle by NEVER Giving Up and NEVER Giving In!

    emoticon V = Visualize and Trust that All Goals and Dreams Are Possible!

    emoticon E = Embrace Inner Well-Being, Healthy Nutrition and Varied Physical Activity!

    emoticon M = Maintain Focus on the Goal, Daily Commitment and Follow-Through!

    emoticon B = Belief in Yourself that You Are A Winner In All That You Do!

    emoticon E = Encourage and Inspire Others by Sharing Your Success!

    emoticon R = Remember, You Are The Spark That Creates Extraordinary Results!



    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    1861 days ago
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