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Wanting to live a healthier lifestyle...

Hello. My name is Amanda and I am 30 years old. A few years ago, I utilized Sparkpeople and lost over 70 pounds. I lost my motivation and fell back into old habits, regaining those 70 lbs. plus even more! I don't have any excuses. Yes, life is stressful, busy and unpredictable, but I shouldn't have let myself get back to that place. I often feel lonely, which is when I eat the most.

I have recently been to an OA meeting, where you have to admit that you are POWERLESS over ...
Hello. My name is Amanda and I am 30 years old. A few years ago, I utilized Sparkpeople and lost over 70 pounds. I lost my motivation and fell back into old habits, regaining those 70 lbs. plus even more! I don't have any excuses. Yes, life is stressful, busy and unpredictable, but I shouldn't have let myself get back to that place. I often feel lonely, which is when I eat the most.

I have recently been to an OA meeting, where you have to admit that you are POWERLESS over food. I refuse to believe I am powerless over anything, especially with God watching over and guiding me. I can do this.

I am here for yet another try. As long as I'm trying, I'm not failing. My weight limits me in so many ways and it would be nice to just live life the way it was meant to be lived. I am a great person, but am so afraid to let it show sometimes because I am afraid of being criticized for my weight.

I currently work full time in marketing, am married, and have a 7 year old daughter. Whenever I put my mind to something, I always succeed, but have such a hard time when it comes to losing weight and staying on track.

Thank you for listening and I look forward to the challenge this time around. I just need to stick to it and stop getting in my own way!




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Member Since: 1/8/2008

SparkPoints: 8,654

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My Goals:
- to make healthy choices - one step at a time.

- to weight 180 lbs.

- I would like to be able to wear a bikini someday

- I want to lose some of the insecurities I have

-I want to be "the hot girl"

My Program:
- I will eat within my calorie range

- I will drink 6-8 cups of water per day

-will eat more protein

- will do my best to exercise & burn the recommended amount of calories

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Amanda
amh_girlie@yahoo.com

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I like to spend time with family and friends, travel, go on road trips, shop, play blackjack, play tennis, arts & crafts, poems/writing, etc.

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KIMPY225
8/16/2013 12:09:24 PM

emoticon Spark is so amazing, and so are you! Best of luck to you in all your goals! Every step counts no matter how small it may seem. Thank you for all of your support! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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KAREN91
1/7/2013 4:23:11 PM

Thanks for your advice and encouragement on my blog. I posted my current weight like you advised. I knew it was the right thing to do. It felt better like I was facing up to it. emoticon



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AZULVIOLETA6
9/12/2012 4:35:59 PM

What kind of exercise are you doing? Have you tried swimming? It's easy on the joints and you can stay cool while you are doing it!



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AZULVIOLETA6
9/12/2012 3:27:44 PM

Good luck with your goal...that's a lot to try to lose! I kind of did things in stages. I gained most of my weight because I was too ill to exercise, so my first step was just getting active again. Once I had a good daily exercise regime in place, then I focused on food for a while. After that I got serious about carbs and experimenting with different nutritional approaches. Now I am working on raising my exercise intensity. The point is that you don't have to figure out everything at once, just keep at it!



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HENRYNOLAN
9/12/2012 9:35:40 AM

i too have been there, on the roller coaster of losing so much weight and feeling so great, then letting it creep back on and knowing i have nobody to blame but myself - and just for fun i did it 3 times now!!
i would love to help you reach your goal and stay there, and then you can motivate me too ;)



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