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Hi, I'm Amy from the Denver, Colorado area. I'm shy until I get to know you, I am socially challenged, something that I am going to be working hard at overcoming in 2014! I am a 5 year stroke survivor and a 17 year Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor! I have been a member of Sparkpeople since August 31, 2009.

I developed peripheral neuropathy in my lower legs, feet and a little bit in my hands from the chemotherapy I had 17 years ago. I let it get the best of me to the point where it hurt ...
Hi, I'm Amy from the Denver, Colorado area. I'm shy until I get to know you, I am socially challenged, something that I am going to be working hard at overcoming in 2014! I am a 5 year stroke survivor and a 17 year Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor! I have been a member of Sparkpeople since August 31, 2009.

I developed peripheral neuropathy in my lower legs, feet and a little bit in my hands from the chemotherapy I had 17 years ago. I let it get the best of me to the point where it hurt too much to get out of bed. I lived this way for 13 years. I had a small stroke(not a TIA) Feburary 4, 2009 exactly a week after my 40th birthday. I was told to get active and eat a healthy diet or I would be back within the year possibly with a more severe stroke or die. I found Sparkpeople 8 months later and it has changed my life for the better! I am now active and eating healthier than I ever have in my life!

I love to do yoga as it relaxes me as well as helping to increase my flexibility and helps to reduce my neuropathy pain. I go for walks daily with Shadow my walking buddy. I do strength training routines through Sparkpeople. I am very active in volunteering my time and raising funds for the American Cancer Society. My main volunteer work for them is through their Relay For Life campaign I am the 2014 Online and Facebook Chair for the Northglenn/Webster Lake Division in Colorado. I am really excited about introducing new technology to our Relay this year!

On May 27th 2014 I was diagnosed as having Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, which means my cerebral fluid is high. This has been causing my headaches and possibly my numbness and weakness attacks. I have been advised to lose more weight and I have to be put on a medicine to help bring the pressure down.
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Member Since: 8/31/2009

SparkPoints: 213,455

Fitness Minutes: 179,237

My Goals:
~ Continue tracking my exercise,food and water daily.

~Continue getting all the food groups in my diet daily.

~Work on lowering my sodium intake.

~Continue to work on being socially active by getting more active with Spark Teams and joining local support groups, classes and charities.

~Conitnue volunteering my time to charities~

My Program:
~Meditation Daily

~ 20 minutes of strength training Monday(full body), Wednesday(upper body), Friday(lower body) and Saturday(core)

~60 minutes walking daily.

~30 minutes yoga on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

~Eating all my food groups daily.

~Use herbs and salt free seasonings.



Personal Information:
I am 45 and a widow with 3 grown children (25,23 and 22) and one in heaven (forever 17 1/2 months old). I am a grandma to 3 furbabies and 1 turtle.

~I enjoy walking the nature trails near my house with my granddog Shadow.

~2014 Online and Facebook Chair~ American Cancer Society- Relay For Life
Northglenn/Webster Lake~



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"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." ~Francis of Assisi

"The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all." ~ Walt Disney


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MARCIAC10
10/1/2014 2:23:56 PM

Happy first day of October!! I hope your week is going well! Here's to a great month!!



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MARCIAC10
9/23/2014 9:40:22 AM

Happy First Day of Fall!! emoticon Just stopping by to say emoticon and may the pounds "Fall" off!



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CEIGSTI
9/16/2014 1:32:18 PM

Hey Colorado sparker! WTG on getting your exercises in. =)



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MOMMA48
9/6/2014 3:58:48 PM

emoticon and super best wishes on your Relay for Life Event Today!

emoticon You've already won first place in my World, Amy! emoticon



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JIBBIE49
8/31/2014 1:45:42 AM

Are u a Virgo? They have a problem with being shy. A good book to read is by Elaine Aron PhD "The Highly Sensitive Person." She has lectures on YouTube.



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