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Trying for a Healthier Me

My name is Amy and I am 29 years old. I have tried SP before and lost 31 pounds. For reasons I can't remember now, I stopped the healthy lifestyle I adapted to and gained the weight back plus some. I can't take it anymore. I'm tired of being the fat girl and feeling terrible about myself. I need to change.

I've been reading some success stories for people who have lost over 100 pounds and it got me thinking. If they can do it, why can't I? I now realize that I can do it. It won't ...
My name is Amy and I am 29 years old. I have tried SP before and lost 31 pounds. For reasons I can't remember now, I stopped the healthy lifestyle I adapted to and gained the weight back plus some. I can't take it anymore. I'm tired of being the fat girl and feeling terrible about myself. I need to change.

I've been reading some success stories for people who have lost over 100 pounds and it got me thinking. If they can do it, why can't I? I now realize that I can do it. It won't be easy and I know I will need help from others out there that can motivate me. All I know is that right now for me, giving up is not an option.

I am keeping my old goals on here to prove to myself that when I put my mind to it I can achieve. I want to lose those pounds I lost before but this time keep on going and don't stop.

Short Term Goal Set on 3/9/08 to lose 15 lbs:
Met on 3/28/08

2nd Short Term Goal set on 3/28/08 to lose 15 lbs:
Met goal! 4/25/08

3rd Short Term Goal set on 4/25/08 to lose 15 lbs:
14 lbs to go!

Update 2/7/13

I have written down a schedule for workouts since I have been having a problem with boredom. I have found 6 different exercises I like doing and put it on the schedule so I won't be doing the same thing two days in a row.

Update 2/11/13

After reading The Spark I decided to do the 28 day program. As a result, I am finally setting up some rewards. My daughter helped me pick them and I posted it under other info here on my SparkPage.

Update 4/24/13

I am still doing well on my journey. I have passed the 31 lbs lost from the last time and have lost 37 lbs so far. I can't remember when was the last time I weighed 258 lbs. I still have my reward system set up and my new short term goal is to weigh 220 lbs by my 30th birthday on July 18, 2013. I believe I can do it.
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Member Since: 5/2/2007

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Fitness Minutes: 13,909

My Goals:
My goal is to be at a healthy weight for my height. I'm aiming between 150-160 lbs.

I want to weigh 220 lbs by my 30th birthday on 7/18/13. *228 lbs*

I want to reach my 220 lb goal by 8/31/13.

I also want to eliminate fast food, sweets, soda and processed foods.

Get 8 hrs of sleep a night.

Drink 8+ glasses of water daily.

6+ servings of Freggies daily.

Have at least 1 veggie with every meal, especially at breakfast.

5,000+ steps daily.


My Program:
I am following Jillian Michaels recommendation of 1200 calories a day.

I am doing a combination of workouts on different days to combat my problem of boredom.

Wear a HRM/Pedometer 24/7

Personal Information:
I'm 29 years old and live with my fiance and our 6 year old daughter. We have two cats Hoppy (girl) & Fergie (boy) and a fish named Bubble.

Other Information:
I love to read, cook, bake and do crafts.

Goal/Reward

Lose 10lbs: Get a Fitbit *Done 2/24/13*

Lose 15lbs: Buy Jillian Michaels Slim for Life
*Done 3/3/13*

Lose 20lbs: New Purse *Done 3/16/13*

Lose 25lbs: 5 lb hand weights *Done 3/23/13*

Lose 30lbs: MOUNTAIN BIKE!!!! *Done 4/4/13*

Lose 35lbs: 10 lb weights *Done 4/13/13*

Lose 40lbs: Swarovski bracelet from my hubby *Done 4/29/13*

Lose 45lbs: Manicure
*Done 5/6/13*

Lose 50lbs:
*Done 5/20/13*

Lose 55lbs:
*Done 6/2/13*

Lose 60lbs:
*Done 6/8/13*

Lose 65lbs: 2lb hula hoop
*Done 6/29/13*

Lose 70lbs:
*Done 7/31/13*

Lose 75lbs:
*Done 9/12/13*

Lose 80lbs:
*Done 10/24/13*

Lose 85lbs:
*Done 11/14/13*


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PLB0217
7/21/2014 8:41:18 AM

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7/20/2014 1:54:00 AM

emoticon Happy Birthday, DONE GIRL

This is the best time of the year for you to begin anew as your Sun sign gives you strength to make a fresh start. Cancer is a wonderful sign for a woman to be as it is the sign of the mother, who is in control of her family. You have tenacity to stay with and finish any task you start. You can be a nag and you want everything don't yesterday and done your way. Often you are the "Little Red Hen" who ends up doing it all. Learn to direct others so they take part in the work. Cancer can certainly have a weight problem as she loves to cook and to eat. But, she also has tenacity and can exercise and keep herself fit if she wants as this is her way to setting an example to those around her. She gets along with Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus, Pisces and Scorpio. She is a saver and most often has her secret cash account.
She can have health issues with her breasts.
In Cancer the Sun is receptive and moody. You are a very sensitive person who is easily influenced by your environment. You are likely to be exceedingly protective of your feelings, as well as the feelings of those to whom you are close. Emotions are strong in your nature. You approach life with many feelings and a strong nurturing tendency. Your moods are varied and changeable. They are synchronized to the Moon, flowing in and out like the tide. You are acutely aware of the atmosphere of feelings surrounding you. You're skeptical and distrustful of people. It's not what they say, but simply the way they say it and the way you interpret their meaning.
You need to tell your deepest thoughts. When those around you are not receptive, you can become quite difficult to reach. The "crabby" part of Cancer shows up once in awhile, as well. When these moods are in control of your behavior, you can snap someone's head off for no reason at all. People you live around have to learn that you are not really angry with them. This is just the way Moon children are sometimes. By nature you are quiet and somewhat reserved, frequently retreating or putting up a protective barrier when you feel in any way threatened.
You are attuned to the past. You tend to cling to reminders and memorabilia of your family and of earlier times. Many Cancers are attracted to collecting antiques. You may be one of those people who collects just about everything. It's hard for you to part with something when there may be a chance need some rainy day, no matter how remote that chance may be. Cancers are the original "pack-rats."
You place much importance on the home and family. Your family or your "family of friends" is the center of your life. They provide you your sense of security and belonging. Your role in this environment is the source of your self-esteem and often overshadow your sense of individuality. It's hard to break away from your early upbringing and depart from the family traditions you have experienced. Cancer is the sign of motherhood. In both sexes, it produces a parenting instinct that is caring, protective, and indulging. Even unmarried Cancers adopt friends, co-workers, and neighbors in an extended family situation.
Hardworking and dedicated, you make an excellent employee. You are loyal and respect authority. This makes you supportive and protective of the boss and rarely questioning company policy. You do find it very difficult to handle change and disruption. If you are the boss, you like your employees to be dedicated as you are. Unfortunately, sometimes you may surround yourself with "yes men" who simply reinforce your decisions. You don't take chances or risk sweeping change.
Money is very important to you. Not for what it will buy or for the freedom it provides, but for the sense of security it provides. No matter what else is to be said of Cancer, security and having the protective shell in place, is overriding.



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7/19/2014 7:40:33 PM

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7/19/2014 12:15:20 PM

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Happy Birthday, DONE Girl!
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SYNKYTTEN
7/19/2014 9:36:44 AM

happy birthday done girl! Look at all the weight you have lost! You should be proud!



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