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My name is Amanda and I'm 28 years old. I live in Redondo Beach, California. I've been overweight for as long as I can remember. I've tried a multitude of diets, with some success, but have always managed to find all the pounds I've ever lost, and then some. I'm having Lap-Band surgery this summer, and am currently in my 6-month physician supervised diet and exercise program to change my habits and maximize my chances at success. I know there are a lot of people who think the Lap-Band is the "easy way out" or that the risks are too great versus losing weight naturally. I say, "to each his own" and for me personally, I wholeheartedly intend to end this vicious cycle and get some long-lasting help in losing weight and keeping it off. I know the Lap-Band is not an easy fix, and it will only work in conjunction with diet and exercise, but I feel I need the extra help and am determined to make myself successful!

In 2007, I did the Danskin sprint triathlon at Disneyland in Anaheim, California at 267lbs. I trained for several months, and even though I was afraid I might die before ever seeing the finish line, I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it! It was an immensely rewarding experience and I'm so glad I let my friends talk me into doing it! If you have a Danskin triathlon scheduled in your area, I highly recommend the experience. It was a huge challenge for me at that size, but the finish line feels incredible! I definitely can't wait to do my next one. As my name implies, I'm an avid kayaker! I love going out in the marina, the ocean, or the caves! I also love to swim and soak up the sun as much as possible!


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My goal, before any number of pounds, is to live life without physical pain. I'm at the highest weight of my life, and I have back pain, hip pain, knee and foot pain, as well as chronic headaches. I want to wake up one morning and be able to say I feel fantastic! If I can do that, the number isn't as important. My personal goal is to weigh 165lbs. by July of 2013, which will be 3 years post Lap-Band.


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  • v SAMODER
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    You can complain because roses have thorns. Or you can rejoice that thorns have roses.
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  • v SAMODER
    Happy St Patrick's Day
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    Sam
    2357 days ago
  • v HOTHULATAUMAIA
    Hey Luv, my name is TAUMAIA!! emoticon emoticon
    Just wanted to sprinkle some CHEERS on your page and emoticon emoticon emoticon you to SPARKS!! You are gonna really LOVE everything that this site has to offer. I've been a member since Dec 07' and have enjoyed every bit of it. Yesssirrr. So far I've lost half my GOAL! Start weight: 260. Current weight: 209

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    On my way * Are you ready to SHINE in 2010?? Honey, you bettah! This year 2010 is our year to SHINE.. So, no more excuses no more WHAT IF's... just Let DO IT! I am here for ya if you ever need some MOTIVATION & SUPPORT.

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    Come check out the most FABULOUS team on SPARKS.. "FAB-U-LICIOUS STATUS"!! We are on fiyyyahhh! Continue to press forward and know that you are not alone in this journey..

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    WELCOME TO SPARKS!
    2375 days ago
  • v TANSHAN1
    Hi! Welcome to the Done Being the Fat Girl team.. This truly is a great
    team...lots of laughs and lots of "Wow! Now I get it " moments..Glad to
    see you and hope you post alot...Come on to the threads and have some
    fun...somebody is always around.

    Peace my lettuce leaf,
    Shannon
    "THE Sexxy Strapless Strawberry"
    2413 days ago
  • v SAMODER
    Just checking in. Hoping you had a good week and are planning for another good week.
    Sam
    2415 days ago
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