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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

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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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MOMMABEAR121
6/2/2015 8:18:55 AM

Thank you for stopping by my blog ...
Of course you will survive .. and your kids wont have any idea what type of hell you went through ..
We make the best of things .. we don't necessarily have the best of things but we make things work ... we are survivors ...
As you put one foot in front of the other .. and fake it till you make it .. create your ideal reality in your mind
the more specific you are with details and time frames the better .. dream your dream of the future ..
Believe that the gifts of the universe are for who so ever will .. then ask .. and you will receive ...
You are guided and loved with all the energy of the universe .. feel it .. hold it close ..
Be strong and wise in your decisions .. knowing full well you are loved and protected ..
get the lessons from each day and move on .. don't go backwards in your mind to try to fix things .. somethings and most people can not be changed .. we can only change our reaction to them ..
I will keep you and your babies in my prayers ..
You got this dear one !!
Head up .. smile .. be who God intended you to be !!
Sent with love
Donna



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BLESSEDBEING
5/30/2015 12:16:00 PM

emoticon for commenting on my feed. I sadly don't get around to checking my friend feed much at all, and I appreciate the time and support that others give. Hoping you are doing well, Amy. Wishing you success and joy always!
Blessed Be, Amanda emoticon



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MRS-FENTON
5/28/2015 11:27:13 AM

Hope you have a great day hon!!!! Be well and keep reaching for the stars!! Hugs!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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MRS-FENTON
5/26/2015 11:10:16 AM

Hi Hon!! Me too.. omg.. I was getting so tired of getting those daily headaches!! So not good!!

hope all is well with you!! Hugs :)



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BLESSEDBEING
5/24/2015 10:40:16 AM

emoticon for your comments on my blog. emoticon --it really felt like I was being taken care of that day, and the day before. I got to my interview, I was safe, I saved money, and had many people help me.

Life is good, especially when we stay focused on the positive. Blessed Be, Amanda emoticon



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