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My name is Amy and I live in Western Nebraska. I have been trying to lose weight and get healthy since my daughter was born in December 1999. I am committed to getting there after many attempts. I used to be very healthy and cannot wait to get back to that.

My spark journey has been a roller coster ride. I started out very slowly and almost gave up. I have found some great spark friends and spark teams that keep me going. I was down to my lowest weight in almost 15 years in late 2010. I was at 131 only 15 pounds away from my goal weight.

In November 2010 I got injured at work. I had a pretty bad hip injury. I was at one time unable to any physical activity for almost a month straight. Needless to say I gained back 20 pounds. I was so used to burning thousands of calories a day at my job that I still wanted to eat that way even when I was unable to do anything. I am back to almost 100% or at least as close to it as I am going to get. I have restarted my program and am working to get back to where I was and ultimately achieve my goal weight of 115 pounds. I peaked at 151 pounds. I have really dedicated myself to watching the calories I put in my body vs. the calories I burn. I am keeping track daily in my online journal. I am happy to say that so far I am down 2 lbs. I am hopefully well on my way back to achieving my goals.

I am still struggling with weight loss even though I have reached a plateau and am not gaining weight any more. I am very frustrated because I know what it takes exercise wise for me to lose the weight, but I know that my body cannot endure that at this point. My hip will probably never heal so I am struggling with finding ways to burn the kind of calories I need to burn. To add to all of this I have taken on a second job so time is a serious issue. I am just taking one day at a time and doing what I can do.

May 2014 update. I am at the highest weight I have ever been. I struggle with pain and so I have no motivation to work out. I am tired all the time. I am trying to just get 10 minutes a day in for exercise right now and 8 glasses of water.

Member Since: 9/19/2007

Fitness Minutes: 101,552

My Goals:
1. Exercise consitently (5 days a week for at least 30 minutes). I will also meet my calorie burn set by SP every week and will keep track by tracking my fitness minutes.

2. Eat healthy. I will use SP meal plans. I will track my calories as well as my nutrients daily. I will stay in my set ranges. I will use SP daily nutrition report to keep track of how I am doing.

3. I will achieve a healthy BMI and weight. My goal weight is 116. I will weigh in weekly and post weight on SP. I will measure success in 5 pound increments.

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I am trying to become more involved in challenges to keep my motivation up. Working to consistently track my food.
Started the Nebraska 5% challenge for fall.

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    Happy Thanksgiving my friend. I hope you and your family had a wonderful day today!!
    1521 days ago
  • v DLG0505
    Hi Amy,

    Just wanted to stop by and see how your week has been. And to thank you again for keeping an eye on us during this challenge and following up with everyone to keep us on track.

    We completed the trek - I posted my minutes for the whole week tonight so I think we were successful as a team. We may not have won the walk around the country but we did a great job with the points.

    Thanks again! Have a great Friday!
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    1528 days ago
  • v LOPEYP
    No problem. Hope today is better! emoticon
    1534 days ago
  • v DLG0505
    Hi Amy!

    Wanted to wish you a good week! And to thank you again for looking after us. I was leaving some messages on the other teammates pages and saw you checking up! You're awesome - thank you for being involved!

    Have a good week!

    1553 days ago
    Hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend.
    1555 days ago
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