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Hi, I'm Alexandra, also called Amaranth online, and I've been on this website since June 2008. Unfortunately the first time and many after those it didn't quite work, but one of the things I've learned on here is never give up. So, always restarting, always trying again. I'm working on getting my eating under control with my therapist and have recently given up diet soda, which helped with cravings. I am doing a keto diet on days I can avoid binges.

I live in Salem, Oregon and my hobbies are reading books, re-enacting (SCA) roleplaying (mushes and Amtgard) and playing music. I also write songs and do a lot of other creative stuff.

I work at a local Department of the State and deal with some mental health issues like PTSD and a Dissociation Disorder and on the physical front I deal with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Diabetes. Sometimes that makes exercising really difficult but when I'm doing well enough I bicycle to work on an electric bike and that makes a huge difference!


Member Since: 6/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 18,039

My Goals:
Reach 270 lbs by my 45th bday, August 24!

Lose 0.5 lbs a week

Have no more than 1 less healthy snack a day


My Program:
Food Tracking
Bicycling
Medium carb with
most fruit allowed
almost all veggies allowed
one high carb snack a day





Personal Information:
I was born in the Netherlands, but now I live in Salem, Oregon, and I feel at home here. If you want to talk to me, my email is dreamgarden.us@gmail.com(though sometimes my spam filter gets the wrong things). I work a full time job, so when it's busy I can't write much and then when my life is a bit quieter I do a lot online.


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  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Summer? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early June. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Spring we had Gardening Time, Help Fill Peter Rabbit’s Basket and Bingo. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Summer challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.
    www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_indiv
    idual.asp?gid=25339

    34 days ago
  • v 53ZEKE
    I've come and gone with spark people - I love the page - but got sidetracked with mom's illness and other family issues. I finally decided to come back to make me healthier. I'm on week three of exercising 5 days a week for thirty minutes and doing low carb. I know you can do this - because I know I will.
    220 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    Having a dream... Courage. emoticon
    Visualizing your dream... Persistence. emoticon
    Physically moving towards your dream... Guts. emoticon
    Letting go of the "cursed hows"... Wisdom. emoticon
    The look on your friends faces when they see your lovely organized home... Priceless. emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Yeah, that oughta light a fire - emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Have a great week!
    741 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    emoticon S ee your goal.

    emoticon U understand the obstacles.

    emoticon C lear your mind of doubt.

    emoticon C reate a positive mental picture.

    emoticon E mbrace the challenge.

    emoticon S tay on track.

    emoticon S how the world you can do it.
    804 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
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    There is SO much you can let go of! We all carry around baggage that weighs us down. But we don't have to! Those old regrets? Leave them behind! Those self-doubts? Ditch them! Those worries and what-ifs? Cast them aside! They're in the past. And now you're free to live your beautiful future!
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    835 days ago
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