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Summer '06 in NY with my Grandma, bro, sis and 2 cousins


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My name is Amanda. I live in Southwest Ohio. I am 33 and have always struggled with my weight. There have been time periods where I have lost a lot of weight but I always put it all plus some back on. In January of 2013 I hit my highest weight ever and was so unhappy. I started taking an anti-depressant which seems to be helping my moods. I also started working with a personal trainer / nutritionist and she is helping me a ton! In the last 14 months I have completely changed everything I eat and have lost 97 pounds! I have a ways to go but I can't remember the last time I felt positive and excited about the future. I have learned to love exercise again - It really is an escape for me after a long day at work. And, for the first time in several years, my weight officially starts with a 1!!!

Member Since: 7/31/2005

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I have been so up and down for so many years that the last 14 months have been quite a whirlwind for me. My trainer/nutritionist has become one of my best friends. I am happier and healthier than I ever thought I could be. I still have 30-40 lbs that I'd like to lose. And, I know it will happen in time.

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To be honest, I still look at calories but they are not as big a part of my plan as they used to be. I really look at the nutrients, eat lean protein at least twice a day and I eat every 2-3 hours.

I exercise every day, although some days I do less than others. Just being active is a great feeling.

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Amanda from Fairfield, OH - I am a single young adult who is finding that losing weight is allowing me to enjoy life again!

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"Live each day as if it were your last . . . because you just never know . . ."

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    Thank you so much for the relaxation music and the well wishes! I'm feeling a lot better today! Have a great evening! Hugs! ~Ann
    3088 days ago
    Welcome to the Teachers Learning to Lose team.

    If you have any questions, be sure to ask. Who better to ask than a team of teachers? LOL
    Good luck reaching your goals.



    3096 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/27/2009 3:22:29 PM
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    Hi, sorry that it took so long for me to get back with you. I haven't been home very much in the past 2 months, kind of feels like I'm living out of a suitcase. Anyways, if you are still in need of a buddy that would be great. I live in Northern KY area right outside Cinci. Let me know.

    3099 days ago
    Thank you so much for the Jump Rope goodie! I promise to put it to good use!

    Have a great day! ~Ann
    3162 days ago
    Amanda - are you going to go to the Spark Convention is Cinci in September?
    3171 days ago
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