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The End of the Girl Who Stood in Her Own Way

"Fate loves the fearless." - James R. Lowell

My name is Amanda. I am in my late twenties, happily married, and entering into my junior-senior year of college as a psychology major. I work part time as a retail associate and also through the local community college as a "peer mentor."

I started 2014 at 207lbs, which is the heaviest I have ever been. This happened as a result of a sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy habits, poor responses to stress and lethargy, and ...
"Fate loves the fearless." - James R. Lowell

My name is Amanda. I am in my late twenties, happily married, and entering into my junior-senior year of college as a psychology major. I work part time as a retail associate and also through the local community college as a "peer mentor."

I started 2014 at 207lbs, which is the heaviest I have ever been. This happened as a result of a sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy habits, poor responses to stress and lethargy, and overwhelming indifference. I've made several half-hearted attempts over the years to lose various amounts of weight with brief success, but nothing permanent.

In March, something just clicked. I am still unsure what prompted the decision, but I managed to eliminate soda as a staple of my diet, make smarter decisions with food choices, and even began to make exercise a priority. I am now seventy-five days into this lifestyle change. There are days where I am imperfect, where I slip up or skip a workout, but this isn't a perfect process. I understand now that the setbacks won't derail my progress, just the same as the good days aren't going to automatically undo the bad things.

I am a cynical, self-deprecating dork who loves Game of Thrones a bit too much and reads a lot. I love to hike, write, and go full-force in anything I do. Sometimes I can be overly enthusiastic. Thanks for stopping by!


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My Goals:
- MORE POSITIVITY, inward and outward

- MORE ACCOUNTABILITY, because it's okay to make mistakes, as long as you own them

- LESS STRESS, because it's "not my circus, not my monkeys."

- LESS BLAH, because the simple things can turn a day around

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XRSIZE16
8/21/2014 10:29:15 AM

How's August going for you? I'm getting ready to enjoy some fall colors, here in North Dakota.



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XRSIZE16
7/30/2014 9:30:23 AM

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I absolutely love that idea of exercising being a reward rather than a punishment. Once that actually *clicked* in my mind, it really made me stop hating exercise so much. I'm still not much of one for strength training, though...

How's your week going?



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XRSIZE16
7/10/2014 1:25:49 PM

Hi!
You seem super cool and I just thought I'd stop by to say hello.



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POOKASLUAGH
7/2/2014 10:06:40 AM

Sorry it's taken so long to get back to you. Things are crazy here right now...

So, here's a link to what my tattoo looks like, and the card behind it: http://instagram.com/p/p8tv1WCjw9/



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CHICKPEA23
6/2/2014 1:48:00 PM

Thanks for stopping by my page! It seems like you're really making some positive changes. :) I love the Steve Jobs quote on here - hadn't heard that one before but there's a lot of truth in it.

I hope you enjoy the journaling! It feels really liberating for me to write out my thoughts and feelings. It may take a little while to get into it, but I love it, and it's a cool way to look back on your progress.

Have a wonderful week!
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