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I am a happily married, Mom of 3 great kids! I love my life and my family, but I do NOT love my current weight, nor the way I look, nor the way I feel physically. I have battled this my whole life, but I am as big as I have ever been and I am now a diabetic. I will be 50 years old soon and I feel like a ticking time bomb. Really not sure how many birthdays I will have left if I continue on this way. I am getting to the point where I am scared every day of dropping of a heart attack or stroke or not waking up at all one day!! I love my kids and my husband SO much and I do not want to leave him a widow and them without a mother. I struggle daily with staying on-track, mostly because I have been "dieting" my whole life, tried everything under the sun short of surgery (including SparkPeople), and am just plain sick of it!! I need to see results...I need daily motivation...I need for eating healthy to be something I can learn to enjoy, not something that is chore. I am looking forward to trying this again, and I hope to get my husband on board with me too!! I also hope I will make a few good friends along the way!!!

Member Since: 5/7/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,261

My Goals:
Well, it had been my grand plan to lose this weight BEFORE turning 40, but that fell to the wayside. Now, a dear friend has motivated me to pick myself back up and get back on the horse! Now I will just lose it before turning 44!! I have 3 beautiful kids that I want to see grow up!!! So far as my shorter term goals, I want to lose 50, just because that is a more reasonable number for me to start!!

My Program:
I amfollowing Spark Diabetic Plan and have just signed up for the Spark Coaching!!

Personal Information:
I live in central Ohio, between Columbus and Cleveland!! Love it here!!

Other Information:
I love my family--we do almost everything together!! I love music, especially JOSH GROBAN! I love pets! Especially dachshunds (I have 4!!) I love to paint! I recently had 3 of my paintings accepted into a local gallery, and actually sold one about 3 weeks ago!! =)

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  • v AMYWILL2002
    Thank you, Maizie!! I appreciate that SO much! I just wrote a blog about freedom, on this Independence Day. Please feel free to read and tell me what you think! :)
    1447 days ago
  • v no profile image MAIZIEPAIGE
    Amy, you're beautiful and are brave for starting this journey with the health issues you have. Don't let anything stop you now. I know that you can do it!
    1447 days ago
  • v 4_MYSELF
    It sounds like we could help each other out in the motivation department. I live in Licking county and drive to work through the week to Columbus.
    2577 days ago
  • v KATHYJO56
    Hi Amy, I live in Columbus and have lived here all of my life. I am a Buckeye through and through. I am happy that you came back here to live. emoticon
    2586 days ago
    emoticon Hi, sweet Amy! Hope all is well! emoticon
    The boys went to their annual summer camp for a whole week, so Ricky and I enjoyed a short-n-sweet vacation in our favorite tourist spot, Pismo Beach... where I unfortunately ate ALL the wrong foods! emoticon On the positive side, I actually used a hotel fitness room for the first time in my LIFE, hahaha! emoticon And I ran along the beach, too, which was *amazing*! So, next time I will know to be better prepared in the dining department.
    How are things going? Keep Sparkin'! emoticon

    2869 days ago
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