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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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    Thank you Amy! I hope your week has gotten off to a fabulous start! *HUGS*

    2636 days ago
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    Thanks for the comment and thanks for the Peppers! Have a great Veggie Day!

    2636 days ago
    Hey hon! I just wanted to stop by and wish you a great week full of healthy choices, laughter, and smiles! After the stress this past week of my brother's wedding, plus taking care of a sick little boy and husband, I'm in serious need of a do-over! LOL! I'm back on track though and aiming for a loss this coming week. I hope you are too! WE CAN DO THIS!
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    2637 days ago
    CONGRATULATIONS on that big 10 pound mark! Doesn't it feel great to be making progress? emoticon
    2639 days ago
    Thank you so much for your kind words and support regarding my shopping addiction. My husband did say he would go to counseling with me whenever I want him to.
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    2643 days ago
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