Me at my biggest--218 lbs.--still smiling though!
Getting better all the time...with a little help from my friends.
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Hi! I'm Amber. Way back when I was 21, weighing in at a curvy 108 lbs. and wearing a size 5, I never would have believed that 30 years later I'd weigh 218 lbs. and be wearing a size 20! Gasp!! After my husband passed away in August of 2006, I realized the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, and lost, on my own, 46 lbs. over the past 18 mos. My goal is 29 more lbs., which my doctor and I believe would be sustainable and healthy. I feel pretty great right now--healthy, very sexy, and happy. I even have a new sweetheart in my life! I'd like to keep motivated from others here, and share my positive (mostly) experiences with you. Let's see less of each other!! :)
I want to reach a healthy, sustainable (that's very important!) weight, and be fit, too.
My goal is 30 minutes on the TreadClimber (at home) 5 days a week for 33 minutes to burn 335 calories each session and 2 sessions of following a DanceX DVD program.
I'm a native of Long Island, NY, who happily transplanted to Florida in '98.
I love being outdoors as much as possible, especially near water or in a park.
Life is a gift that I appreciate each day, even the bad ones.
I love reading novels, anything that doesn't involve torture or excessive violence, but there are at least two dozen books I've purchased still waiting to be read! Between working full-time and a full life otherwise, reading gets put to the side. I also appreciate music--everything from class rock to Country--my new favorite.
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| current weight: 170.0
Hi Amber, thanks for your goodie and adding me as a friend. I just noticed that you're originally from NY and now live in FL. I'm originally from NJ and have lived in Florida since 1990. Initially lived in S. Florida but about 6 yrs. ago moved to Central Florida. Take care and before you know you will have lost those 3 lbs. you have been battling and reached your 50 lb. loss!
3223 days ago
You got a TreadClimber?! Oh man, that is my FAVORITE piece of equipment at the gym!
3231 days ago
Hi Amber, How are you doing? Still hanging in there? How was your weigh in? I'm just checking up on you. Take care. Janey
3232 days ago
Hello and welcome to Sparkpeople.com,
I'm pretty new at this myself, but wanted to let you know that it's o.k. to just jump right in and play. It's how I have been learning my way around. So far I have encountered only splendid, encouraging and helpful people. Stop by and say hello. I hope you try isometric exercise, it's perfect for older adults, those with mobility issues, if you have chronic pain, or tire easily. Or if you are at the top of your game, isometrics can give the added gem to make you the winner! See my page/blog, and team is here: http://tinyurl.com/36dqrk
It's Spark Time!
3241 days ago
I used to only "think I can", but now I "know I can"! :)
3243 days ago