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I am a middle aged Brit who has lived in the US for over 30 years. I currently am living in Kentucky. I have never been considered overweight and have been blessed for most of my life with a fast metabolism, but as I age it is becoming more challenging to stay fit and healthy...I am a single mom to 3 special needs teenagers, one of them is still in schoolic school can be for some children. I love learning and finally got my PhD (in International Health) in 2011, am very involved in church, and I do a bunch of volunteer work ...I need to stay healthy!! My goal is to try and lose the love handles, I am continually battling that extra 10 pounds or so!!...but I am a snacker and love lots of the wrong foods, so motivation can be a big challenge (and time, of course, with special needs children, school etc). I am going to stick with it this year...luckily I do also like lots of non-fattening foods too, so I am hoping that by using the nutrition tracker faithfully this year, along with increasing my walking, I can "budge the bulge" and get more physically fit and healthy....

Member Since: 10/9/2006

Fitness Minutes: 66,496

My Goals:
My goal is to lose 10 pounds and increase my physical health and wellbeing. I also want to increase my children's awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle


My Program:
I am going to the gym, walking, doing a low carb diet and increasing my water intake



Personal Information:
My name is Amanda, I am in my mid 50s, hail originally from Great Britain, but have lived in the US for over 30 years now. I have been in southern Kentucky for the past 20 plus years and like it here, but am planning to downsize and move back to Florida (one of my favorite places) in the next 3 years. I am single and have three special needs children teens, age 16, 17, and 19, who keep me very busy. Back in 2011, I achieved my PhD in International Health, something i never thought i would get ....I am also a nurse, I work part time teaching (patients and staff), and also do some contract work. I am wholly in love with God, and I am very involved in my church. I love the outdoors, camping, spending time with my kids, travel, the Arts, the beach, reading, cooking, and a whole host of other things. I am very involved in my local community, especially the homeless.


Other Information:
I am not much into TV, but i do love kids Disney movies. I also love animals of many kinds, especially cats. I love to read home improvement books, and I like home repair and gardening. I also love the Arts and my favorite artist is John Constable, my favorite playwright is Shakespear, and my favorite authors are Thomas Hardy and Dylan Thomas. My children are involved in Special Olympics activites, attend an autism program, participate in church activities, dance, special needs groups, sports, arts programs, and social activities, so I am never bored......Phew I think thats all for now.....




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  • v 1HAPPYSPIRIT
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    255 days ago
  • v GEORGIAK25
    Amanda have been thinking of you. Hope you and your family are well. xoxox♥♥
    746 days ago
  • v PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too.
    It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy."
    -Victoria Moran
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    Thanks for your comment on my blog, "Yep, They're Pretty Big!" I hope your week is going great!
    2258 days ago
  • v no profile image VBPARROTHEAD
    Thank you so much for supportive somment on my blog! I am so very appreciative. Today I will attend a memorial service sponsored by the hospital where Ed was taken. I do talk to him and to God and I know that Ed is in the best place but I do miss him terribly.
    2381 days ago
  • v no profile image VBPARROTHEAD
    Thank you so much for supportive somment on my blog! I am so very appreciative. Today I will attend a memorial service sponsored by the hospital where Ed was taken. I do talk to him and to God and I know that Ed is in the best place but I do miss him terribly.
    2381 days ago
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