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My name is Amy...I live near Charlotte, NC, have and have two daughters.

I've struggled with my weight my entire life. I'm tired of struggling...I'm tired of making the same resolution every new year. This year will be different.

I have horrible willpower, so I lose focus if I have a bad day. That bad day turns into a bad week, which turns into a bad month and before I know it I've gained back whatever I lost plus. I've tried countless programs, Atkins, Weight Watchers, gone to the bariatric doctor for HCG shots, every fad diet known to man...but whatever I was on, something would happen and BAM I'd be right back where I started. I want to prove to myself and the people around me that I can succeed at this. When I have a bad day and need that candy bar, I have it, then get over it. I want to do this the healthy way, eating healthy "real" food, keeping track of it going in and working it off. I just want to prove to myself that I can do it long term.

I won't give up this time...I promise myself that I won't. I deserve the health and satisfaction of knowing I accomplished something. There will be days I mess up or times my excuses win out over what I know I should do. It's those days that I remember my promise and remember how good it feels to have extra wiggle room in the pants that were too tight last week or to have someone notice that you've lost weight.

Member Since: 8/8/2006

Fitness Minutes: 1,568

My Goals:
To lose weight and get into shape. Eat healthy & normal food. Track food daily. Exercise 5-6 days a week. Enjoy "me" time and not feel guilty about it.

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Eating healthy, exercising 5-6 days a week, watching my portions, being consistent

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    I am sorry I am so far behind in Welcoming you to the team, but I am glad you decided to join us! Welcome to the Dandy Lions !
    2270 days ago
    Greetings and welcome to Dandy Lions (Im late sorry, Ive been busy) !! I am Jenn, one of the co-leaders, we are so excited you joined our team and can't wait to get to know you more. I am here to support you on your journey, please let me know if you need anything!! NEVER GIVE UP, ALWAYS ROAR!!
    2301 days ago
  • v LADYANDREA2012
    Hello !!!!!

    WELCOME to the Dandy Lions Team! I am so glad you joined our group of caring friends. You will be never alone in this journey of ours. Visit my SparkPage anytime. Add me as a friend. I embrace you with friendship. I will support you and your journey in the most positive ways. Have a Sparktacular week!

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    2325 days ago
  • v LILY8486
    Hi Amy!! I am Tracey, one of the co~leaders on the Dandy Lion team. we welcome you and look forward to walking this journey with you.. This is a wonderful team of warm, encouraging, supportive people ... We love to chat and hope you jump right on in... If I can do anything for you , or you want to add me as a friend please feel free to ask ... Welcome....
    2326 days ago
  • v MOMIN09
    Welcome to 30 Somethings with 50-99 pounds to lose!
    2328 days ago
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