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Lorelei and me 7/22/11

Me and my two daughters! 10/9/11

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10/12/11: I have lost 127 pounds using Spark! I had a slight setback in October 2011 with a pregnancy that didn't work out, but I realized that I cannot put my life on hold! I gained a few pounds during the pregnancy (15) and I am back to take those pounds off plus the rest of weight I need to lose!

8/18/11 Spark is a life saver! I have lost 127 pounds using the Spark website and I couldn't be more thrilled with my progress! However, I am taking a break from "weight loss" to focus on a healthy pregnancy. I found out on 8/3/11 that I am expecting my third wonderful child! My husband and I are so happy with this somewhat unexpected little miracle. I had told my husband that we would "try" to have another child until I was 34... after that , I didn't want to risk it. Two months away from my 34th birthday, I find out that I am pregnant! :) So Spark will help me stay accountable in my workouts and eating properly, but I am focusing on health and not weight loss. I'm still on this journey, so join me!

Hi! I'm Amanda and I am here to prove to myself that I can take this weight off... again! I lost 98 pounds a few years ago and put it back on and then some! I had a daughter in May 2010 and the day I walked in to deliver I was 354 pounds! Of course some was baby :) Anyway, when I started concentrating on losing again, my "starting weight" was 322. I can do this again... I know I can!

Member Since: 5/20/2008

Fitness Minutes: 68,134

My Goals:
My goals are to lose to a healthy weight and to feel great! I want to live a long life with my wonderful husband, two perfect daughters, and my beloved dog! :)

I currently have about 40-50 pounds to lose. I plan to take this in 10 pound increments!

My Program:
I eat 1200-1500 gluten free calories per day and try to workout 45-60 minutes daily. I rest on Sundays. For workouts, I tend to gravitate to kickboxing- Tae Bo and Tapout! I have done P90X, P90X2, Insanity, Insanity Asylum Vol. 1, Insanity Asylum Vol. 2, Tapout XT, Tapout XT2 and T25. I am currently working on P90X3! Of them all, Tapout is my favorite!

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I am from Texas but live in Upstate New York. And by Upstate NY, I do not mean 5 miles North of the City! LOL I am WAY Upstate in the Adirondack Mountains about 2 hours from Canada!

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I am very involved in my community. I am a volunteer EMT, President of my Ambulance Squad, member of my local Planning Board, chairperson to a subcommittee of that board, a board member for our local Arts Center, and treasurer for the local business association (like a chamber of commerce). So as you can see, I like to stay involved! ;)

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    Thanks for dropping by my page. Here's to a good summer. Kathy emoticon
    2099 days ago
  • v TRI_BABE
    LOL! When the changes were working for me (in ways I could track, scale, measuring tape, before I left town 3 weeks ago) one of the changes was more protein! I have protein at every meal with any carb. Also drinking a LOT more water. I drink water all the time now. I'm going back sometime this weekend and will weigh in at that point. If I have not progressed my guess would be because I've been traveling and tracking food intake has been hard - staying at other people's houses or eating out at non-trackable restaurants. If I eat too much OR too little, I don't lose weight.
    2113 days ago
  • v TRI_BABE
    How has the Nutrisystem been working out for you? I made some changes and I think have been losing weight. I say I think because I haven't been home in like 3 weeks so haven't had access to my scale, just a mirror. I will post when I get back home and am able to weigh in/measure.
    2114 days ago
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    LOL! I did Insanity too. I had to stop because it was building muscle and making me look bulkier than I was. LOL!
    2157 days ago
    OMG--You aRE DOING SO WELL!----I need to know how long it took you to lose so much weight--??--You are beautiful!-I really am impressed-Lynda (LEANJEAN6)
    2158 days ago
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