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Hi there...
Everyone calls me Amy, not my full name but it works. I am a 40 year old mother of 5, lost my first but have 4 darling children that keep me really busy. My eldest are boys, 16 and 14. My two girls are 11 and 8. I have been married for 21 years this fall and live a rich and full life. My first bout with weight gain came with my second son...75 lbs that really never fully came off, but I hoovered in the 190's to 200's for a few years. After my youngest was born, I saw the weight come on really hard. I had lost a lot of blood and the nurse told me I would most likely gain weight....she wasn't just whistling dixie! I've gained a good 45 lbs since then, but an overall 110 in these 21 years.

It's hard to be the young, vibrant, joyfull person I know I am on the inside and look at the old looking, tired, sad person I see in the mirror. So, I started sparkpeople, right? Just on a whim, I searched the internet and kind of stumbled accrossed it. I signed up and got started, and right away...sticking to my goals I started to lose weight. It's been rough, bouncing up and down because I loose focus, because I have a big family that isn't really in tune with what I'm doing, but......

Just recently, I got a coupon from sparkpeople for Curves....I've always wanted to do Curves...but it was really spendy for me. So, I take in the coupon and they treated me so nice...well, needless to say, I signed up and start my fitness session!
I'm learning that I have to be agressive and work hard to get where I want....and I'm getting there. I get discouraged sometimes but my sister is very supportive and kind...that is a huge help.

Thanks for reading my page, I hope it encourages someone to take the bull by the horns!

Member Since: 4/15/2009

Fitness Minutes: 505

My Goals:
To be healthier for my family and help them be healthy too. Also, to loose some weight so I don't hurt anymore.

My Program:
Starting slow with diet changes and some low impact excersize.

Personal Information:
I was born in Las Vegas, NV and raised in the San Joaqin Valley. I am 40 years old...half way to 80, imagine? I have a loving husband, two sons and two daughters who love to eat! Very rough.
I run my husbands business and do volunteer work.

Other Information:
I love watching movies and eating popcorn...guess that will have to stop! I like to joke around and make others laugh. Love my kids and my life.

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    I'm looking to see if you are still on SP! How are you? emoticon
    802 days ago
    Hello Amy...I'm trying to lose this weight again...I'm checking on you...hope you are doing fine...blessings to you and yours. emoticon
    1903 days ago
    Be my guest copying the garbage truck story. I didn't create it, but I love that story, and a truth I try to live by. The Dr. went better than I thought. I gained 6lbs though. ugh. too much eating and drinking.
    3227 days ago
    emoticon to SparkPeople gorgeous! This is a great site, and it has helped me tremendously! I am sure you will love it. My name is Kimmie and if you ever have any questions or need support then I am here! SparkTeams are a great way to stay motivated so please feel free to check out the SparkTeam on my page called No Topic Off Limits emoticon Hope to see you there!! The best of luck to you on all of your goals and always keep in mind that, YOU CAN DO IT!
    3291 days ago
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    Welcome to spark people. This is a great site full of wonderful tools to use. By joining a few teams you will get support and motivation from other members. Good luck with your goals.
    (co-leader of Creative Challenges& Saintly Souls Team)
    (co-leader of The Dave Ramsey Fans Team)

    3292 days ago