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Hello, my name is Amy. I've been Sparking since January 2014. It has been an incredible journey. While my weight loss has not exactly been what I had hoped, I learned a lot about myself that, I have come to realize, are lessons I needed to learn before I could make any permanent changes to my body.

The first thing is that I am not alone. Anything I could experience has been experienced by someone on this site before. So, I might as well decide I am going to be accountable for my ...
Hello, my name is Amy. I've been Sparking since January 2014. It has been an incredible journey. While my weight loss has not exactly been what I had hoped, I learned a lot about myself that, I have come to realize, are lessons I needed to learn before I could make any permanent changes to my body.

The first thing is that I am not alone. Anything I could experience has been experienced by someone on this site before. So, I might as well decide I am going to be accountable for my actions. No one is going to judge me for a diet slip and slide more negatively than I judge myself; actually, I have had such positive reinforcement that I am finally learning to forgive myself and let go of shame and doubt. I will have slips: I am still human. But I will come back from those slips a little wiser.

Also, you cannot return to your old habits and hope to maintain your weight loss. I know that sounds obvious, but having gained back the weight I lost + a few pounds really brought it home.

Another thing I had to face is that I stress eat. I don't even know I'm doing it. I think I am taking a few bites and BAM! the whole thing is gone. Not a big deal when it's a whole apple, but a very big deal when it's a whole large pizza! I also self sabotage.It's a very old habit. Putting that out there in my sparkteams has helped me to recognize when I am falling into that trap.

I encourage anyone trying to Spark to join several teams, make many friends, and take advantage of the support available. Because the most important thing I have learned in a year is this...One Spark can make you burn with the fire of possibilities!
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Member Since: 1/10/2014

SparkPoints: 11,748

Fitness Minutes: 7,005

My Goals:
Biggest goals:
Reach 163 by November 12, 2015.

Teach my children to be healthy by giving a good example.

Smaller goals: Lose an average of 2 lbs. per week.

Drink 8 glasses of water daily.

Get some form of exercise for 30 minutes a day, minimum 5 days per week.

My Program:
Mini-Rewards:

199 lbs... New Athletic shoes and an e-book.

193 lbs... (20 lbs gone) pedicure & new workout pants.

188 lbs...(25 lbs gone!) New Martial Arts uniform.

183 lbs...(30 lbs gone) New kitchen appliance (A juicer, maybe?)

178 lbs...New Haircut.

173 lbs...(40 lbs gone) New outfit and facial

168 lbs...New outfit & set new rewards based on new lifestyle!


Personal Information:
I live in West Sacramento CA, but work in Sacramento. I'm a Preschool teacher. I'm 45, a mother of 2 girls ages 9 & 6, and 2 fur-people.

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Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Harriet Tubman


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MRS-FENTON
2/17/2015 11:11:38 AM

UGH! I am fighting a cold too...so not fun!!!

I hope you start feeling better asap!!
sending you lots of hugs.. Lynn



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MRS-FENTON
2/11/2015 12:08:21 PM

stopping by to wish you a beautiful day! may today bring you smiles and determination!!!

have a wonderful day!!! Hugs Lynn :)



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-WISPY-
2/9/2015 5:35:28 PM

Sister, sister. So good to no longer be alone.



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JANEDOE12345
2/8/2015 10:36:15 AM

I have been taking Ambien for 10 years and sleep very soundly. Usually I am up and about but the duller days of winter -- Jeesh, I nap as much as I am awake! It has rained in California sometimes but doesn't it flood when it starts? This snow is in snowbanks 12 feet or more high...all that moisture!



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-WISPY-
2/7/2015 11:52:15 PM

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Right back to you Amy.

Wispy xx



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