And I ate that whole d@mn sammich.

At the California State Fair, 2010.

"Help Wanted" Appropriate? Me and the hubs, on our not camping trip, February 2011




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I'm Amanda and this is my story.

I was a chubby, but healthy, teenager. I got pregnant and had my daughter when I was just barely 15 years old. After that I stayed pretty chunky throughout, hitting an estimated top weight of 200. On a girl that's only 5 feet tall, that's a lot of weight.

In 2008/2009 I lost 50 pounds with weight watchers and weighed in at my lowest adult weight, 145 pounds. I was just barely into single-digit clothing sizes. Then, for whatever reason, I lost my motivation. I got tired of being on a diet. I was sick and tired of being hungry. I WANTED SOME FRENCH FRIED ANYTHING DAMMIT.

Then in October of 2010 I stumbled upon SparkPeople. I'm not sure where I heard of it, but I checked it out, and probably spent 10 hours online in those first few days.

And this time it feels right. I love the mathematical straightforwardness of SP. I love that I can have a chocolate cupcake for lunch, if I want, and still meet my recommended calorie range. I love that I can SEE how my mood and the cycles of life affect my eating and exercise patterns. I love that I can meet new people, from all over the world, that really know what I'm going through and really want to move in the same direction as me.

Member Since: 10/18/2010

Fitness Minutes: 14,551

My Goals:
Looking HOT when my family living in different states sees new pictures of me.

My Program:
I'm going to log on to SP at least once a day.

I'm going to stay (at least 90% of the time) in my SP recommended calorie range.

I'm going to work out on most days. On crappy days that might just be ten minutes of stretching or a quick walk with the dog. But most of the time I'm going to do SOMETHING.

I'm going to track EVERYTHING, good or bad, so I can see patterns of behavior.

I'm going to drink water. All the time. I may not get 8 glasses every day, and some days I'll get more than 8, but I'm gonna drink some water.

Personal Information:
Hi! I'm 30-yo mom and wife, living in Nashville, TN.

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Currently listening to "The Skeptics Guide to the Universe," a podcast available from iTunes.

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