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My guy and I right after saying I DO!!!

On my 26th birthday - 210lbs.

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I started out on Spark in August of 2011 at 337 pounds. Over the course of the next year I lost over 100 pounds and have been in maintenance for over a year now. Working to stick to the low 180's or high 170's.

So much has changed since I lost the weight... I NEVER want to go back to that girl I was before. Time to live life like it should be lived!

Highest ever recorded weight - 344 (July 2010)
Starting weight this time around - 337 (Aug 2011)
Starting weight on Spark - 329 (Sept 2011)
187 (Nov 2012)
Maintaining - 185(January 2014)

Member Since: 8/30/2011

Fitness Minutes: 80,610

My Goals:
Fought my way from 344 to 185. 10 more pounds till I reach my goal weight!

310- 10/31/11 *check!* Met goal 10/8/11
300- 11/25/11 *check!* Met goal 10/30/11
280- 12/31/11 *check!* Met goal 12/10/11
270- 2/01/12 *check!* Met goal 12/31/11
260- 3/15/12 *check* Met goal 2/4 (this was the hardest one yet!)
250- 4/15/12 *check* Met goal 3/10/12
237-100 lbs- 5/01/12 *check* Met goal 3/31/12
230- 4/30/12 *check* Met goal 4/14/2012
220- 6/01/12 *check* Met goal 5/19/2012
214- 7/01/12 *check* Met goal 6/2/2012
199- 8/15/12 *check* Met goal 8/4/2012
190- 10/01/12, *check* Met goal 10/13/12
187 -(150 lbs down!) 11/15/12 *check* Met goal 11/4/2012

My Program:
-Calorie Counting everything
-Exercise at least 6 days a week, no matter what's going on.
-Eat smaller portions
-Learn more about healthy foods and options.

Personal Information:
My name is Amanda and I'm from Wisconsin. I live with my fiance and our two fur babies. I love to scrapbook, clean (yes, I know... weird!) cook and take photos, watch horror movies, go out with friends, and live life!

Other Information:
I'm a hardcore zombie movie lover. I've got my own escape plan if it ever happens! Working on rule #1 in Zombieland... cardio! Can't be fat and still run away from a zombie! :-)

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  • v EMMY_DUCKIE149
    Picked up my dress yesterday! EEP! So close!

    Back is feeling better. Haven't done much working out, but I've been staying pretty busy and active anyway. Just have to stretch it out once in awhile to work a few kinks out, but I should be dominating the dance floor come Saturday!

    All the little pieces are falling in place! I'm ready for it! Just want it here already! Good luck with your finishing touches!
    1321 days ago
  • v EMMY_DUCKIE149
    As Catholics, the important part to us is the ceremony where and when we exchange our vows. Almost everything that has to do with the ceremony is handled by the Church, so if anything goes wrong, they handle it. Outside of that, it's just a big party, so... who cares?! I don't! I want to marry him and that doesn't require too much extra detail. If something at the reception isn't perfect, pffft! Who cares! ;)

    As if we don't have enough to worry about, our bodies betray us and make everything more difficult! Here's to healed hips and backs and happy brides!
    1327 days ago
  • v EMMY_DUCKIE149
    Things are so incredibly crazy! Less than two weeks!

    .. but at the same time, I probably say, "I don't care" to most things. "These bows aren't the right length." "I don't care." "This doesn't match." "I don't care." etc. etc. I'm getting married. We're hosting a huge, free party. If people want to complain about that, they can go right ahead with their miserable lives. I'M GETTING MARRIED! :)

    Stay strong! Get happy! Get excited! It will all be worth it!
    1328 days ago
  • v EMMY_DUCKIE149
    Sept 13! We're closing in! :) Can't wait to share photos!

    I'm sure I have a lot to do with the wedding, I just don't care! That might be terrible, but we already have the whole ceremony in order, and that is what's important to us as Catholics. The reception is just a party, albeit an awesome one, and we're handing out free food and drinks and entertainment, so the attendees can't complain too much!

    I am getting my dress altered by a woman who works out of her home. I had a fitting yesterday, and then another one in two weeks, and then another one after that. If i lose weight, which would be awesome but doubtful, I think (I hope) she'll be able to handle it. But I love how it fits now, so I'm not worried too much either way.

    I'm ready to give the hair up! I'm donating after the honeymoon. Can't wait to get rid of it! I know I'll be eating those words after the newness of a fresh cut is gone, but it grows quickly enough it won't really be a problem.
    1355 days ago
  • v LISAN0415
    Hey there!

    I am sorry that I have been gone for a while, I had some challenges and set backs this past year, and I posted a blog about it ysterday...

    But I am back, I re-started this healthy journey last Thursday and I am glad to be back! I need to get healthy and lose this weight.

    I am looking forward to cheering on my fellow Sparkers, and hearing from them.

    Please let me know how you have been, and what's new with your journey.

    Please Keep in touch,
    1425 days ago
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