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7/22/12: Getting ready for a walk





8/26/14 I've got a long way to go to get back to where I was. I'll get there though!





3/26/14 - 239.8 lbs



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It's time to break this yo-yo!! From now on, it's all yo, all the time! lol

I've been overweight all my life. Last week I hit an all-time high. I'm determined to get this under control before it kills me! Not to mention, my toes look like sausages and that's gotta change! lol

Update: 4/16/11-I'm down 16 lbs and I weigh in again Monday. Hopefully I'll be down some more. I've realized in these last couple of weeks that not only do I have to change the way I eat (and what I eat), I have to completely change the way I LIVE! I can't expect to lose weight ...
I've been overweight all my life. Last week I hit an all-time high. I'm determined to get this under control before it kills me! Not to mention, my toes look like sausages and that's gotta change! lol

Update: 4/16/11-I'm down 16 lbs and I weigh in again Monday. Hopefully I'll be down some more. I've realized in these last couple of weeks that not only do I have to change the way I eat (and what I eat), I have to completely change the way I LIVE! I can't expect to lose weight and keep it off for good if all I do is follow another diet that I'll end up hating and don't add daily exercise, no matter how much I don't want to do it. This isn't a perfect world where all you have to do is sit on your butt and THINK about exercise and the inches melt off. lol I actually have to MOVE!!! Judging from reading others' pages and posts, I'm assuming that at some point, I'll learn to like exercise. I'm not there yet, but I do have to say, I hate it less than I used to. I don't know what the difference is this time, but I honestly feel that this is it. This is for real this time. Somehow, something in my brain snapped and I FEEL like this is for life now. Every time I've "dieted" before, all I ever did was think about food. It consumed my every waking moment. Its different this time. I can't explain it, but its very exciting! I don't feel obsessed about food this time. Yet another reason I think its for real this time.

Update: July 4, 2011-I made it past 50 pounds lost! 3 months and 1 week into Spark!!! My birthday is December 17th, so I'd like to be as close to 100 pounds down as I can get by then!

Update: January 12, 2012-Due to a 4 months "break" from September to January, I not only didn't hit 100 down by my birthday, but I also managed to gain 10 back. :( FYI-a break from exercise and healthy eating is NOT a break, its a lazy spell and should be avoided at all cost! lol
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Member Since: 3/27/2011

SparkPoints: 35,311

Fitness Minutes: 27,327

My Goals:
Short-term:

5% down, no deadline (243.2) Met and lost, now close to being met again-8/28/14
10% down, no deadline
(230.4)
15% down, no deadline
(217.6)
20% down, no deadline
(204.8)

Long-term:

Get down to 199 lbs! Onederland, here I come!!

My Program:
Accountability, tracking, accountability, blogging, accountability, challenging myself in terms of fitness minutes (oh, the good ole days! lol)...and did I mention ACCOUNTABILITY???


Personal Information:
I'm a 41 year old mom of two. I've always been big, but big turned into really big. :P Its time to change that! Not only do I need to be smaller, I need to be healthier! Whatever weight my body naturally decides is the ideal weight for me, I'm fine with. As long as I have energy, lower my cholesterol, and I'm healthy, that's all I can ask for.
Oh...and a WAIST! lol

Other Information:
Weigh-In Progress:
8/28/14: 249.8
08/21/14: 258.0 :(
03/18/14: 239.2
02/05/14: 246.6 oops
01/08/14: 256.0
08/12/13: 244.8
04/01/13: 236
03/25/13: 241
01/07/13: 235-WRONG WAY!!! lol
11/07/12: 224.5
09/25/12: 227
06/04/12: 216.5
05/28/12: 217.5
04/30/12: 223
03/05/12: 231
02/06/12: 235
01/02/12: 252
12/12/11: 249
10/31/11: 239
10/17/11: 241
09/12/11: 246
08/01/11: 254
07/04/11: 262
06/06/11: 272
05/02/11: 286
04/04/11: 300
03/27/11: 312

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TWESTEN1
9/27/2014 10:31:46 AM

Happy Saturday to you! I hope you are doing well & keeping up the great work you've been doing on the weight loss :) I've been up and down lately - it's never easy, but it's worth it. Hope your weekend is great!



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CHRISSY792
9/23/2014 10:28:28 AM

Hey Amy! I just wanted to check on you! I'm not stalking you but I do want to make everything is ok! emoticon



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TWESTEN1
9/5/2014 2:11:24 PM

Hi chickie! Are you ready for the weekend? Doing anything fun? How is food & exercise going? I'll admit it - I'm still struggling on the food part, but know I need to take it seriously. I am ready for 2 days off tough! Hope you're doing well :)



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LILMISSRED79
8/19/2014 4:40:13 PM

Pretty much same thing for me. I did well before the wedding but now I'm back to where I started. So yeah, starting over because now I need to focus on Hawaii in November and then Italy next summer! And you know, general health and all of that nonsense. :p

Glad to hear from you!



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TWESTEN1
7/6/2014 12:11:06 PM

Just wanted to check in... miss seeing you around Spark & hope all is well! Enjoy the week ahead :)



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