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10/12/11: I have lost 127 pounds using Spark! I had a slight setback in October 2011 with a pregnancy that didn't work out, but I realized that I cannot put my life on hold! I gained a few pounds during the pregnancy (15) and I am back to take those pounds off plus the rest of weight I need to lose!


8/18/11 Spark is a life saver! I have lost 127 pounds using the Spark website and I couldn't be more thrilled with my progress! However, I am taking a break from "weight ...
10/12/11: I have lost 127 pounds using Spark! I had a slight setback in October 2011 with a pregnancy that didn't work out, but I realized that I cannot put my life on hold! I gained a few pounds during the pregnancy (15) and I am back to take those pounds off plus the rest of weight I need to lose!


8/18/11 Spark is a life saver! I have lost 127 pounds using the Spark website and I couldn't be more thrilled with my progress! However, I am taking a break from "weight loss" to focus on a healthy pregnancy. I found out on 8/3/11 that I am expecting my third wonderful child! My husband and I are so happy with this somewhat unexpected little miracle. I had told my husband that we would "try" to have another child until I was 34... after that , I didn't want to risk it. Two months away from my 34th birthday, I find out that I am pregnant! :) So Spark will help me stay accountable in my workouts and eating properly, but I am focusing on health and not weight loss. I'm still on this journey, so join me!


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Hi! I'm Amanda and I am here to prove to myself that I can take this weight off... again! I lost 98 pounds a few years ago and put it back on and then some! I had a daughter in May 2010 and the day I walked in to deliver I was 354 pounds! Of course some was baby :) Anyway, when I started concentrating on losing again, my "starting weight" was 322. I can do this again... I know I can!
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Member Since: 5/20/2008

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My Goals:
My goals are to lose to a healthy weight and to feel great! I want to live a long life with my wonderful husband, two perfect daughters, and my beloved dog! :)

I currently have about 40-50 pounds to lose. I plan to take this in 10 pound increments!

My Program:
I eat 1200-1500 gluten free calories per day and try to workout 45-60 minutes daily. I rest on Sundays. For workouts, I tend to gravitate to kickboxing- Tae Bo and Tapout! I have done P90X, P90X2, Insanity, Insanity Asylum Vol. 1, Insanity Asylum Vol. 2, Tapout XT, Tapout XT2 and T25. I am currently working on P90X3! Of them all, Tapout is my favorite!

Personal Information:
I am from Texas but live in Upstate New York. And by Upstate NY, I do not mean 5 miles North of the City! LOL I am WAY Upstate in the Adirondack Mountains about 2 hours from Canada!

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I am very involved in my community. I am a volunteer EMT, President of my Ambulance Squad, member of my local Planning Board, chairperson to a subcommittee of that board, a board member for our local Arts Center, and treasurer for the local business association (like a chamber of commerce). So as you can see, I like to stay involved! ;)

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FUSCHIA6
8/26/2012 6:07:19 PM

Hi: I thought I would drop by & ask how you are. The fall challenge will be starting soon. We aren't yet signing up though. Are you interested in joining again? I hope your journey is going well.
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WONDERBUG381
8/17/2012 8:05:41 PM

Thank you. I think the name Phoebe suits her :)



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SEXBOBOMB
8/17/2012 4:04:28 PM

Thanks for the comment on my blog -- I had to laugh at your smoking dreams because I have those as well, from time to time, even though I quit 10 years ago!

I guess I'll keep an eye on my dreams and see if there are any further stress dreams to follow -- but for the meantime, I'll be staying away from the candy aisle, for sure!
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WONDERBUG381
8/17/2012 12:24:02 PM

Yes we did name the puppy. Phoebe emoticon



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SEXBOBOMB
8/16/2012 9:48:48 AM

Hey there! Thanks for the love on my "Invasion" blog!

After looking at all that you've accomplished, I think it's a little insane that you're calling *me* amazing -- you, girl, are the amazing one! Hope you don't mind if I friend you because I want to stay tuned for your big finish!!!
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