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Put on your Big Girl Panties, and get to work!

"You can feel sore tomorrow. Or you can feel sorry tomorrow. You chose."

I am heading to Alaska in August 2015 for my first cruise! That gives just about a year to get into the best shape of my life. There is no time for excuses, cheating or "forgetting".

I am 25 years old, 5'3 and over-weight. I have been married for almost 3 years; he is my best friend and soul-mate. I was born and raised in Pennsylvania right outside of Philadelphia. I work full time at a Safety ...
"You can feel sore tomorrow. Or you can feel sorry tomorrow. You chose."

I am heading to Alaska in August 2015 for my first cruise! That gives just about a year to get into the best shape of my life. There is no time for excuses, cheating or "forgetting".

I am 25 years old, 5'3 and over-weight. I have been married for almost 3 years; he is my best friend and soul-mate. I was born and raised in Pennsylvania right outside of Philadelphia. I work full time at a Safety Video Company as a Production Assistant, part-time at Andy's Friends Cat Rescue and part-time for myself at my small business, Simple Wonders Boutique. My favorite place to visit is Walt Disney World and I have been there 5 times now, and in May 2014 I will be going for my 6th time! I do not have any children but I have 5 fur babies, 1 dog and 4 cats. They mean just as much to me as people's children mean to them.

For my whole life I was always the "skinny" one. At age 19, my life started changing. I was no longer in high school, I was engaged to the man of my dreams, my friends and I started growing apart and started throwing myself in to work. I ate horribly and over the course of 5 years I put on close to 70 pounds but I still felt "skinny". The weight came on slowly and even though I was buying bigger clothes, it didn't really register in my brain. I started my journey in May 2012 but slacked off until about September. My mind is else where and even though I want this more than anything, I realized that I was trying to change to many things at once. I was setting myself up failure.

My goal is be able to fit into size 5 jeans, wear shorts without worrying about jiggly thighs, wear dresses without worry about how my legs, arms or back look and wear a bathing suit with confidence again.

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Challenges:

BLC25 Tenacious Jungle Tigers
BLC24 Sassy Shamrock Sheriff's/Fuchsia Beauties Inc. (FBI)
BLC23 Sassy Shamrock Sheriff's

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MANDYSCHELL 1.5 more pounds to my first goal, it is so close yet so far away!
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 current weight: 196.5 
 
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Member Since: 5/20/2013

SparkPoints: 11,592

Fitness Minutes: 9,392

My Goals:
Become healthier.
Learn more about fitness.
Become stronger.
Gain some will power, self-esteem and become more confident.
Become slimmer and toned.
Have a thigh gap!

Fit it to the clothes stored in my middle bedroom.

Run 1 Mile
Do a Pullup
100 Waist Whittlers

My Program:
Eat Clean.
Drink Clean.
Train Dirty.

Pilates
Yoga
Walking
Cardio
Strength Training
Blogilates with Cassey!

Personal Information:
Name: Amanda Schell
Nickname: Mandy
Age: 25
Height: 5'3"
Birthday: August 3
Location: Aston, PA
Status: Married

Starting Weight: 200
Overall Goal: 115-118
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Other Information:
Interests: Cheerleading, Volleyball, Swimming, Beach, cats, dogs, Summer! Bonfires
Dislike:All Bugs, Clowns, Cold (Winter)
Books: Anything
Movies: Can't Hardly Wait
Music: Country

Reward Ideas:
194 - Kindle Fire
189 - Xbox game - Zumba
184 - Cami's
179 - Tank Tops
174 - Sweaters
169 - Yoga Pants
164 - Dress
159 - Long sleeve Shirts
154 - Jeans
149 - Sunglasses
144 - Coach Wallet
139 - Hair Cut, Dye & Highlight
134 - Coach Purse
129 - Boots
124 - VS Bra
119 - Tattoo :) foot or wrist; or both ;)
Happy Place (115) - ALASKA!

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Member Comments:
SPARKED2BFIT
9/17/2014 7:30:34 AM

here's to a successful BLC challenge and to achieving our goals as Sparkologists...cheers!!


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STEPH-KNEE
9/17/2014 6:56:18 AM

Here's an awesome thing to look at... i like twisting things to look at them on the bright side... so from your perspective check this out... I had to lose 90 pounds just to get into the 180's! Not sure if your ticker shows your highest weight but either way, look at the fact that you are working at this NOW. You didn't get to 220, 250, and get close to 300. There are so many people on Spark (I'm not knocking them btw, I am supportive and sympathetic with EVERYONE), who would have to lose 100 pounds to get where you are now, or even more! So I know any amount of weight to lose can be overwhelming, but just be so glad that you are doing this now. Even if you haven't lost weight like you would have hoped, that entire time you were preventing yourself from letting the scale get higher and higher. You have a lot to be proud of you and you will continue to have a lot to be proud of as you reach for your goals!

I hope you like your BLC team! I heard they are supposed to be more laid back and only participate in the BLC wide challenges, is that right? Please let me know how you like it, that might be the kind of team I might like to be on in the future! :D

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STEPH-KNEE
9/16/2014 8:58:28 AM

Getting married and being happy sounds like a really good distraction LOL! I know that gaining weight back stinks no matter what the situation, but I just wanted you to know I can see how it can happen. I get distracted by a donut or something salty and next thing I know it's a month of eating bad. WHAT?! LOL!!

I do not want to be a downer, but I wanted to say I shared the same saggy skin fears, and I am living it. With that said, I have a couple lucky spark friends who have lost 100 pounds and have very minimal loose skin! Every person is different of course, and it is just going to depend. I will not lie, I had so many people tell me I was young and it would go back, but that is not the case for me. I am lucky my arms aren't bad, my thighs and tummy though are a different case. This is the downer part... I got really down about the stomach stuff but when I decided that I would get a tummy tuck I gave myself permission to lose the rest of the weight... I no longer had to worry about "what if" because I had a plan in place. I know you are going to have babies one day, so put a plan in place to make YOU feel like this isn't so scary and that it's going to be okay. Does that mean a tummy tuck or going the surgery route? Absolutely not, it is whatever works for you. Maybe a plan in place for you is to get healthy to a point where you want to start your family, and then maybe knowing in the back of your mind that after baby time is over you could get things "fixed" if it bothered you that much. It also doesn't hurt to remind yourself that you won't know til you get there, and you may be one of those people I want to punch because your skin went back to where it should be! ;)

All I know is that I really like you, I always have, and I really want you to have whatever it is you want, and I do believe you can do it! :D emoticon



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SINGER73
9/15/2014 3:30:31 PM

I look forward to supporting you through our journey in BLC26 Sparkologist.



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8/25/2014 7:29:42 AM

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