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HELLO EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO MY PAGE..MY NAME IS AMBER AND I AM A 28 YEAR OLD FEMALE LIVING IN WALTHOURVILLE, GA RIGHT OUTSIDE OF FT. STEWART, GA. I AM ORGINALLY FROM PA BUT HAVE BEEN HERE IN GA SINCE 2001 WHEN I GOT STATIONED WITH THE ONE AND ONLY 3ID AT FT. STEWART. I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF BEING A SOLDIER AND WOULD GIVE ANYTHING TO BE ONE AGAIN..SO WHAT HAPPENED RIGHT? WELL I WENT FROM BEING IN SHAPE AND HEALTHY TO HAVING 2 MAJOR RECONSTRUCTIVE ANKLE SURGERIES AND HAVING PINS PUT IN MY ANKLE. THOS SURGERIES CHANGED MY LIFE..I COULD NO LONGER RUN, OR DO MY JOB AS A MECHANIC THE WAY I SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO AND BECAUSE OF THIS ON FEB. 24, 2004 THE ARMY SAID GOODBYE TO ME AND WITH TEARS IN MY EYES I LEFT A LIFE I HAD KNOWN FOR ALMOST 5 YEARS. IT WAS NOT EASY BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM A JOB YOU HAD BEEN DOING AND A VERY STABLE LIFE. I HOWEVER DID MOVE ON, GRANTED I HAVE ALOT OF PAIN ALL THE TIME IN MY ANKLE AND TAKE MEDS EVERYDAY FOR THAT AND I CAN'T WEAR ANY SHOES EXCEPT FOR SNEAKERS BUT THAT IS MY LIFE. I TRY AND WEAR LOW- FLIP FLOPS AND SANDELS IN THE SUMMER BUT EVEN THAT IS HARD B/C I DO LOSE MY STABLITY EASY. THIS PROBLEM ALSO MAKES IT HARD TO WORKOUT BUT I HAVE TO FIND A WAY AND WILL FIND A WAY.

I AM A CNA AND MY JOB IS TOUGH SOMETIMES AND I AM NOT IN THE BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE WHICH MEANS I CAN GET HURT VERY EASILY AND THAT WOULD JUST SUCK. I LOVE MY JOB AND AM GOOD AT IT, BUT I KNOW IF I CAN LOSE WEIGHT IT WILL MAKE ME THAT MUCH BETTER AT MY JOB.

I HAVE BEEN MARRIED TO THE MOST WONDERFUL, CARING, LOVING AND SUPPORTIVE MAN FOR ALMOST 5 YEARS NOW AND EVERYDAY I LOVE HIM EVEN MORE. NOW HE IS JUST REALLY WORRIED ABOUT MY HEALTH AND HAS GOOD CAUSE TO DO SO. I WENT FROM 156 LBS TO 202 IN A LITTLE OVER 2 1/2 YEARS..SCARY STUFF RIGHT. IT WAS EASY TO LET HAPPEN THOUGH AND NO THAT IS NOT AN EXCUSE JUST THE TRUTH. MY DARLING HUBBY GOT HURT AT WORK AND COULD HAVE VERY EASILY BEEN DEAD, BUT THANK GOD HE SURVIVED. HE HAS HAD 6 BACK SURGERIES TO PUT A SPINAL CORD STIMUALOR IN PLACE AND HAS ONE MORE TO GO ON JANUARY 8TH. HE ALSO HAD 5 KNEE SURGERIES AND A HAND SURGERY AND ALL THIS HAPPENED WITHIN THE PAST 2 YEARS, NOT TO MENTION ALL THE PAIN MEDS, DR'S APPTS AND PHYSICAL THEARAPY. BEFORE I COULD BLINK MY EYES, I WAS NO LONGER COOKING AT HOME BUT INSTEAD EATING FAST FOOD ALL THE TIME AND QUIT WORKING OUT ALL TOGETHER. I HAD EVEN STOPPED WORKING FOR A PERIOD OF TIME TO TAKE CARE OF MY HUSBAND. WELL NOW HE IS HOPEFULLY ON HIS WAY TO A FULL RECOVERY AND WE HAVE BOTH AGREED I NEED TO GET MY HEALTH BACK ON TRACK. WHAT FUN IS IT GOING TO BE IF HE GETS BETTER AND CAN START ENJOYING LIFE AGAIN WITH ME BEING STUCK ON THE SIDELINES..NOPE DON'T THINK SO THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN.

WE ALSO HAVE BEEN TRYING WITHOUT SUCCESS TO HAVE A BABY, I AM TRULY CONVINCED THAT THIS IS BECAUSE I AM CARRING SO MUCH EXTRA WEIGHT AROUND. THAT CAN'T MAKE IT EASY FOR THE "LITTLE MEN" TO GET TO WHERE THEY NEED TO GO LOL, AND I AM NOT MUCH IN THE MOOD FOR ROMANCE SINCE I AM COMPLETLY DISGUSTED WITH MY BODY. WE ARE THE PROUD PARENTS OF A BEAUTIFUL FUR-BABY NAMED SMOKIE..HE IS A 5 YEAR OLD SABLE BURMESE CAT WHO FEELS OUR HEARTS WITH LOTS OF JOY, LAUGHTER ,AND LOVE.

THERE IS ONE MORE TWIST TO ALL THIS..MY HEART. YUP YOU HEARD ME MY HEART. I HAVE A PROBLEM CALLED SVT WHICH MEANS MY HEART CAN BEAT WAY TO FAST SOMETIMES WHICH CAN CASUE MAJOR PROBLEMS IF NOT WATCHED CLOSELY OR CONTROLLED. I AM ON DAILY MEDS FOR THIS WHICH I TAKE 2 TIMES DAY AND WILL HAVE TO TAKE FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. I ALSO WAS BORN WITH HOLE IN MY HEART AND THAT JUST SUCKS. THIS MAKES EXTRA BLOOD POUR INTO THE ONE SIDE OF MY HEART MAKING IT PUMP EXTRA HARD AND ALL MY EXTRA WEIGHT MAKES MY ALREADY FRAGILE HEART WORK OVERTIME..NOT A GOOD THING AT ALL. I HAVE TO LOSE WEIGHT SO THAT I CAN FEEL BETTER AND HEALTHY AGAIN. I WON'T DIE AT 29 YEARS OLD BECASUE I AM FAT..HECK NO.

AT THE END OF THIS INCREDIBLE, TRYING JOURNEY I WILL BE BACK IN MY OWN PARADISE..HEALTHY, HAPPY AND FEELING THE WAY I KNOW I SHOULD. NO LONGER FEARING NOT WAKI NG UP AT NIGHT..BEING ABLE TO WALK WITHOUT LOSING MY BREATH/ I WANT TO FEEL ON THE OUTSIDE THE WAY I FEEL ON THE INSIDE..THIS IS THE START OF SOMETHING GREAT I CAN FEEL IT..2009 WILL BE ONE OF MY BEST YEARS....AND WITH ALL THE HELP AND SUPPORT FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND FROM MY NEW SPARKPEOPLE FAMILY I WILL SUCCEED IN REACHING MY GOALS AND MAKING MY DREAMS COME TRUE..BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE ON THEIR OWN JOURNEY..GOD BLESS


Member Since: 12/23/2008

Fitness Minutes: 600

My Goals:
1. To eat more veggies and fruits
2. To weigh 145 lbs
3. To be happy with myself and love myself the way my family and friends love me
4. To do at least 30 mins of cardio a day monday-saturday
5. To do the sparkpeople recomended strength training workout on M-W-F


My Program:
I will do 30 mins of cardio a day no matterwhat everyday except Sundays..a day off. I must start slow b/c I haven't worked out in so long..but I will reach my goals.

Also I will be using my ab lounger as well
No more junk or fast food and smaller portions
Try and consume only 1500 cals a day a track everything I eat on fitday.com
Keep a blog each day of how I am doing along the way



Personal Information:
Just me..a small town girl from Dover, Pa who currently lives in Ga. I love the outdoors, playing in the mud, hanging out on the beach or sitting around the fire with those I hold dear in my life. I love to read as well. I am a country girl at heart who loves everything that has to do with being outside..I'd much rather spend my day outside in the front yard than being on my couch in front of the tv...there are a millon ways to have fun outdoors if you just look for them..


Other Information:
You have to get up everyday, look yourself in the mirror and tell yourself that today will be a wonderful day and nobody will bring you down




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