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Hi, my name is Amy and losing and gaining weight has been a life time battle. It is emotionally exhausting but I can not stop trying. I am now a post-op sleeve gastrectomy patient. So there is no giving up. I am excited to be on this journey after years of trying traditional weight loss methods. The surgery is a tool, that will help lose and teach me my new life style. I have renewed hope and feel empowered!

Member Since: 11/9/2010

Fitness Minutes: 13,331

My Goals:
My main goal is to be healthy. My husband had a heart scare- two stents placed in arteries and within months lost 30 pounds and runs regularly. I don't want a scare like that to get me moving. So I have no specific goal weight but I do need to drop pounds and increase my activity level. Right now- those are goals I can look at and tend to- anything more and I get overwhelmed and sad- and give up. NOT THIS TIME... no goal deadlines just consistent work on being healthy.

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Right now, as a post-op patient I am on a bariatric program. I had a sleeve gastrectomy on July 16, 2013. I will use Sparkpeople, as always, to journal.

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I am a mom, a wife and a middle school counselor. I have a wonderful loving family and I am so lucky to love my work.

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I believe happiness is a choice and it is up to me to be happy and to create my happiness. Even when misery is lurking, it is my choice to be miserable or to be happy. I consciously choose happiness everyday, and at times it isn't easy but it is better!

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    *Hello*KEEP IT SIMPLE*Friends
    ◕..I am only one, but still, I am one.
    ღ..I cannot do everything but I can do something.
    ◕..And, because I cannot do everything,
    ღ..I will not refuse to do what I can.
    ◕..~Edward Everett Hale~
    ...ღ Teresa ღ...
    2599 days ago
    emoticon For your support on my fortune cookie/shopping spree blog- yes, shopping for one's self can be an obstacle to overcome but you do feel so much BETTER when you put on something that makes you feel & look good. I am starting my packing list in my head and figuring out what is still needed for our Spring break vacation.
    I still need to find some shorts, capris, and a new bathing suit- time to suck it up, get brave, and love my body for what I've accomplished.
    2611 days ago
    Thank you for forwarding my blog to your sister. I hope it helps. We all need hope and encouragement.
    2627 days ago
    "Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born" - Dale E. Turner

    Keep reaching for your dreams!

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    2630 days ago
    OOPS ... forgot to say THANK YOU for the Goodie! Happy March to you too! :)

    2631 days ago
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