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I am awesome because I am raising three very intelligent, independent, caring girls. I've been a single mom for most of their life and I'm currently in the process of getting divorced after a 4 year marriage. Life changes ... nothing ever stays the same. I roll with the punches, but I don't let things keep me down for long. I adapt and overcome. I recently went back to college and obtained a professional license for massage therapy. YES! I finally figured out what I wanted to be when I grew up -- and it only took me 39 years....still not grown up.
Starting weight: 183..48 to lose..10/19
Current weight: 176..41 to lose..10/26
1st week -- -7 pounds ... -15% of total to lose
Motivation gets you started -- habit keeps you going.
I have a strong sense of what I believe is right for me. I don't make decisions quickly and often ponder over alternatives before sticking to one thing. I learn new things (paperwork, technology, etc.) very quickly. I have a very good sense of directions, I can remember how to get someplace after only being there once - regardless of how long ago it was. I remember people's birthdays like its my job. I am the first in my family to obtain my Bachelor's degree. I am remarkably independent. I can be stubborn, but typically (not always) because I know what I'm doing is right.
Worcester MA - EST
At Goal Weight!
A Book Club
"Teachers are not in it for the income...
we're in it for the outcome."
"It's not about the number of times you fall down...
it's about the number of times you get back up."
I am awesome because I am too stubborn to give up on being fit because of arthritis and back pain. I am an amazing teacher and love working with my high school students. I am young at heart and love to play, read, sew, crochet, knit, and write novels. I am the strong mother of an incredible 19 year old young man who likes to have conversations with me and has never been a troublemaker. I am married to the love of my life who knows I am the most beautiful woman and best wife in the world.
"Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City to take back the life that weight and ill health have stolen. For my will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom is as great.. You have no power over me."
Having to deal with being bipolar and having had borderline personality disorder has helped me to become a strong woman full of faith in God. I am now a calm person who is at peace with the world around me. This would not have been me until about 6 years ago. Before that I had major irritability and insecurity. Prayer, medicines and therapy and just plain growing up all had something to do with the changes in me. I am an awesome mature healthy and vibrant woman. Most of those years of turmoil happened while I was mothering my 4 children. But the new me is a grandmother who is present, mentally. I am happy and as I said I am at peace.
Maintaining since Jan 8, 2012
*Any exercise is better than no exercise!*
"...there is something you must always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think..."
-Quote from Pooh to Christopher Robin
I am independent, smart, funny, and I say what I mean! I am quick to laugh and find humor in most things. Once you are in my heart I am a friend for life and will always support you. Do me wrong and take advantage...so long! I have a soft spot for animals and would love to hang those that abuse animals by their little toes. I am the only child out of five to get my college degree...so I'm pretty awesome!
Everything we do in life is a choice...I choose to get fit & healthy.
Faith is taking the first step-even when you don't see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I am awesome because I'm kind and funny and people love spending time with me. I'm also smart and clever and can bake and quilt and make all kinds of good food. I'm awesome because I regularly open my doors to groups of people and continually am finding ways to introduce people to other people they'd like and increase their friends group, too. I'm insightful and curious and love good conversation.
I'm also very cuddly and when friends feel sad or lonely they know they can come and get hugs and cuddles and they will feel better.
I am awesome because I have an attitude of gratitude and a merciful memory. I forgive easily, and I laugh and smile even more easily. I am a person who sees the glass as half full and just knows there's a water fountain or wine bottle somewhere close. I am a loyal and faithful friend, a loving wife and an exceptional mother and aunt. I have the capacity to look past my problems for places where I can make a difference for someone else. I am a visionary and a leader who is humbled by the gifts God gave me.
Central Time Zone
(1 hour slower than EST)
I wish you all JOY and the fulfillment of your dreams.
Baby Step Spark People Team Co Leader
Fighting Fibromyalgia Team Co Leader
Spirited Underdogs Challenge Team
A close woman friend of mine once said this about me: "Yeah, you're NOT God's gift to women, you're more like an adult party favor."
I'm that guy in the conversation who will poke holes through people's statements when they are either over-exaggerating or generalizing, I hate that, especially when' malice' is the underlying tone.
I am fun to hang out with, heck, I'm fun to hang out with even if I'm alone. I'm never bored. I think about the most mundane things and then explore them: ex, last week I had to turn a door knob with my left hand (I'm right handed). It got me to thinking about how many doors I could come across that have handles either on the right or left. Then I started talking to other folks at lunch about it. By Friday it was a topic in the hallways.........I know, right!?
Lots of people say they like me because I am SOOOOOO open to new ideas and lifestyles (,,,,if they only knew HOW open I was, LOL).
I am a self-proclaimed "Gamer Geek", but hold the electricity, please. No videos for THIS geek, I get motion sickness and so just about every video game out there makes me sick when I play. I am what is called a "Tabletop Gamer",I like board games and card games. Two of my favorite games to play are:
Magic: The Gathering
Dungeons & Dragons
Why am I awesome?
I don't really know, but I get told that alot.
USING SP TO HELP YOU KEEP TRACK OF WEIGHT LOSs, CALORIE INTAKE AND EXERCISE "IS" THE SHORTCUT!!!!!!
sTOP TRYING TO CONSUME A MAGIC WEIGHTLOSS PILL, OY!
I am a young at heart silly loyal funny smart person. I love my family and friends and have always taken care of everyone- putting them first. I still do but I take care of myself now too. I have been married for 14 yrs and my hubby and I have never really fought and still have passion and enjoy spending all our time together. I use to be a work aholic( I worked as a manager for a flavor fragrance essential oil co.) but now that has changed:) Now I am a artist - I love to draw with pencil mostly and make jewelry. I don't reallly like horror films but that is my hubby's passion so I support him- he attended special effects makeup school( you can see some pics of his work on my blog). I love to decorate and diy and have actually done family and friend rooms- you pay I play kind of thing:) I had two strokes last year( yes I am young 43 but it happens even when they can't figure out why) and am still recovering--very very slowly. I have two daughters and both are unique. Brit is a writer and a little bipolar:) but in a mostly funny way. Brandy is preg with twin boys now and is in hospital now trying to keep them in the oven for another month:D MY JOY MY LOVE is Jazzy my granddaughter who I have custody of. She helps me heal and stay young at heart:D I am a new Christian and love my relationship with GOD and Jesus. My parents and siblings are precious to me. I am pretty much hostage in home because of balance issues for now but hoping vestibular therapy might help:) All my exercise is done at home holding on to chairs and doors so I don't fall over:) Without my cane I look like an epileptic drunk monkey:) I guess that enough of me for now. Looking forward to getting to know you all. HUGS
I am in control of my own destiny by the choices I make with GOD's help
I am a Super Awesome Mommy and Step-Mommy especially since the 2 that aren't mine are from 2 different mothers both of whom are difficult.. so to put up with that and have their kids love me is awesome. I am a fabulous listener, I never judge. lately ?i have been told that I am very supportive and inspirational...I am also Great cook, and from what my Hubby tells me a Super Sexy Wife
- I Know I can do it!
- No Excuses!
- It's Not Just Weightloss, it's a lifestyle change
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Those things make you superamazeballsawesome. Not just awesome.
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Very quick mind. I can't explain how I do it, but I can pick up most software within weeks having nothing but a Help document and determination. I can remember an email from 3 years ago from my boss about a particular topic.
That same steel trap mind means I remember articles I've read (to hunt them down), bits of facts and information to provide when people ask a question, and remember lots of details about friends like birthdays and family members.
Blue, Lethie, or Jennifer May - I answer to them all
(aka Astraxialus in NaNoWriMo)
San Jose, CA
BLC#20 & BLC#21 - ONYX OUTLAW
Weight/Calorie Spreadsheet with Trends: docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=
I am a strong, compassionate and loving person. I am highly motivated and when I really want something out of life, I find out what it takes and then go after it with everything I have.
I am a strong amazing single mother(not single now got a boyfriend but not the kids dad...and kids dad does NOTHING to help) I pay my bills raise my kids and work a fulltime job...I do what I have to NO EXCUSES!!!! I am a honest loving loyal beautiful person and NO ONE will take that from me!
No matter how slow you go your still doing better than doing nothing at all !
I am the leader of supportive sparklers..we want to give and get support...
Amanda aka manders Height: 5'9" BMI: 42.3 Highest Weight:350 lbs Starting SP Weight: 316 lbs Current Weight: 283.0 lbs Goal Weight: 200 lbs