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Hi! I'm Patty Wunder! I am an All American Girl - First Born in USA - Family from Germany...and now I am living in New Zealand! I have had amazing success at weight-loss...amazing gains due to injury...and many obstacles...here are just a few!

1. Moving countries
2. losing jobs/loss of income/redundancy
3. Not finding food I like/available that I was use to using everyday in the states ever...or at a price you won't choke over! :)
4. I have Fibromyalgia and ...
Hi! I'm Patty Wunder! I am an All American Girl - First Born in USA - Family from Germany...and now I am living in New Zealand! I have had amazing success at weight-loss...amazing gains due to injury...and many obstacles...here are just a few!

1. Moving countries
2. losing jobs/loss of income/redundancy
3. Not finding food I like/available that I was use to using everyday in the states ever...or at a price you won't choke over! :)
4. I have Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue thanks to so many back issues...but I know what helps it and what makes it worse. Sometimes I can control it, sometimes I can't!
5. In an 18 month period starting in 2011, I had my appendix removed, then 4 months later my gallbladder, followed 4 months later with a broken ankle at roller derby which put me in bed for 6 weeks and was promptly followed with severe blood clots in my knee and groin, so was put on different birth control and blood thinners...and of course add the things from #4 to the mix...

The positive things that came out of the obstacles were I realized no matter how TYPE A and how much of a CONTROL FREAK I am, I CAN'T CONTROL EVERYTHING...EXCEPT WHAT I PUT IN MY MOUTH...and when you're on meds, even that may go out the window. SO...I have learned patience, self acceptance, and that I should do WHAT I CAN - WHEN I CAN!

I have worked in the weight loss industry for many years, became a personal trainer after my 2nd back injury in 2005...I've had like 6 now! And am currently getting a double diploma as an International Health & Fitness Professional from Max International College of Fitness in New Zealand/Australia. I work at Contours Gym in Christchurch and I love it! It's just part of my life!

I have been in this country for almost 7 years (I landed in Middle Earth 1 September 2006) without the things I loved most like ground turkey , fat free cool whip, egg beaters and spray butter! Put on a little weight (I lost 65 lbs so far in total) trying to adjust and "try" a bit of everything!

Again, the good part was that I learned to eat all over again without the things I thought were healthy...like spray butter and fat-free cool whip! LOL Like America, if you want to eat healthy you have options, but they cost more and unlike America aren't as easy to find! It is a very farming country and getting produce and high protein whole grains isn't tough to find..but it's not like the good ol' mexican grocery store I use to frequent in Crystal Lake Illinois...I miss inexpensive produce! :) People tend to cook and bake here from scratch...couldn't find frosting in a can a couple years back to save my life...who knew you could whip some up with butter, cream, and real chocolate! LOL I did know...but again...it's a way different lifestyle. Saying that, the younger generations are very into their USA institutions like McDs, BKs, KFCs, etc...and fish and chips...cheap and VERY EASY TO GET! So...while I had to give up my Makeup artistry because most don't really care here, fitness, health and weight loss is my "other" passion and everyone here is in need of in someway...even if it's just learning how to make their fatty yummy foods in a more healthy way! I am a big freestyle cook and it's clean :)

My goals and passions lie in helping obese people, in particular, get moving and start making healthier choices with whatever they eat. To let them know there is someone out there who believes in them, who knows how they feel, who knows the struggles and rock-star moments and how to just keep plugging along when life keeps trying to clog up your progress. :)
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My Goals:
My goals for 2013 are to gain heaps of muscle (I know that's not specific) but I REALLY want to participate in crossfit in 2014 and it will take help from my physio with my back and shoulder issues! PLUS graduate from Max Fitness College and start the business side of the diploma so I can open my own gym!...although I am quite lucky that Contours sees my passion, intentions and ideas and is ready to help me make it all happen and then some! Thank you to an amazing boss!

My Program:
I love to change things up! With all the injuries I've had and physical set-backs..I have tried many things!

Currently I just try to blast through my burn target on my BodyMedia Bodybugg at least 6 days...I take 2 rest days, but 1 is an active rest day where I do some stuff with the dog at the park or whatever.
I like to lift 2-3 days a week depending on the back and shoulder at the moment.
I do favour Jillian Michael workouts, Oxygen Magazine ideas, and Jamie Easons videos on Bodybuilding.com.

Personal Information:
Met the love of my life online and moved to New Zealand to be with him!

I Love Animals, MMA, Makeup, the colour and singer P!NK, Scrapbooking, cardmaking and anything crafty and creative. I love sleep and weight lifting...not at the same time :) and I love helping people reach their goals!

Other Information:
I am an image consultant, makeup artist (20+ years now!), skin care expert, and personal trainer & Nutrition coach...I am the one stop fix it shop! I'm also in the process of making an invention/book about changing your eating habits. :) I hope to own my own gym one day and mobile business helping morbidly obese people become more mobile and change their eating habits!

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12/2/2014 12:57:17 AM

Hi Patty! Back in Spark mode. I am LOVING your pink hair and punk rock attitude! Plus you have done so well with the limitations that you've experienced (especially can relate to the back pain, ugh). Wishing you a happy warm December (it's summer there, right?)
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10/26/2014 7:33:43 PM

This Halloween there's something new.
A sweet surprise that's called a "Boo".
A friendly "goblin" left it here
To spread a little "ghostly" cheer.
It's not a fright; it's not a scare, it's just a secret smile to share.
To get you in the Halloween mood, you've officially now been "boo'd".
It's your turn, now you're the one to pass along some "spooky" fun,
To friends who'd love a special "treat",
And let them know you think they're sweet!
'Cause it's for sure this little gift will give their "spirits" quite a lift.
Enjoy this latest, greatest way to celebrate this "ghoulish" holiday.

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9/29/2014 8:35:07 AM

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9/11/2014 8:04:35 AM

Very interesting, you have had a lot of setbacks. Back pain, Fibro, that is a lot to deal with. Think management. I've been in a not very good place due to health, I'm going to be 60 soon. If you saw me today you would never know it. Lumbar surgery, Cervical multi level fusion, hip replacement, just to name a few and it doesn't matter. Just keep living and fighting.

Thinking about your body type. Meso, Endo, Ecto and eat, sleep and train for it. That was a big key for me. What do you think? Know your intensity, duration, and frequency for everything. I know you have experience. Try to dig a little deeper and find new ways outside the box. Each person has to learn how to do it for them.

I'd like to read your book. Your eating? What macro nutrient % works best for you? Being a Endomophric Mesomorph I gain muscle fast and can gain fat too. Lose it quickly. 207lbs. 181 to 186 lbs lean body mass. I came down from 280 and lost muscle mass, so I brought that back up. I need to keep to a 40% carb, 30% protein, and 30% fat. Too many carbs doesn't work for my carbo sensitive body. Maybe you have some insight.

Look at functional fitness. See my page and blog and vlog. You are appreciated.

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5/17/2014 7:29:40 PM


You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!

Again, Congratulations Beautiful!

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