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Hello, my name is Amy. I've been Sparking since January 2014. It has been an incredible journey. While my weight loss has not exactly been what I had hoped, I learned a lot about myself that, I have come to realize, are lessons I needed to learn before I could make any permanent changes to my body.

The first thing is that I am not alone. Anything I could experience has been experienced by someone on this site before. So, I might as well decide I am going to be accountable for my ...
Hello, my name is Amy. I've been Sparking since January 2014. It has been an incredible journey. While my weight loss has not exactly been what I had hoped, I learned a lot about myself that, I have come to realize, are lessons I needed to learn before I could make any permanent changes to my body.

The first thing is that I am not alone. Anything I could experience has been experienced by someone on this site before. So, I might as well decide I am going to be accountable for my actions. No one is going to judge me for a diet slip and slide more negatively than I judge myself; actually, I have had such positive reinforcement that I am finally learning to forgive myself and let go of shame and doubt. I will have slips: I am still human. But I will come back from those slips a little wiser.

Also, you cannot return to your old habits and hope to maintain your weight loss. I know that sounds obvious, but having gained back the weight I lost + a few pounds really brought it home.

Another thing I had to face is that I stress eat. I don't even know I'm doing it. I think I am taking a few bites and BAM! the whole thing is gone. Not a big deal when it's a whole apple, but a very big deal when it's a whole large pizza! I also self sabotage.It's a very old habit. Putting that out there in my sparkteams has helped me to recognize when I am falling into that trap.

I encourage anyone trying to Spark to join several teams, make many friends, and take advantage of the support available. Because the most important thing I have learned in a year is this...One Spark can make you burn with the fire of possibilities!
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Member Since: 1/10/2014

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My Goals:
Biggest goals:
Reach 163 by November 12, 2015.

Teach my children to be healthy by giving a good example.

Smaller goals: Lose an average of 2 lbs. per week.

Drink 8 glasses of water daily.

Get some form of exercise for 30 minutes a day, minimum 5 days per week.

My Program:
Mini-Rewards:

199 lbs... New Athletic shoes and an e-book.

193 lbs... (20 lbs gone) pedicure & new workout pants.

188 lbs...(25 lbs gone!) New Martial Arts uniform.

183 lbs...(30 lbs gone) New kitchen appliance (A juicer, maybe?)

178 lbs...New Haircut.

173 lbs...(40 lbs gone) New outfit and facial

168 lbs...New outfit & set new rewards based on new lifestyle!


Personal Information:
I live in West Sacramento CA, but work in Sacramento. I'm a Preschool teacher. I'm 45, a mother of 2 girls ages 9 & 6, and 2 fur-people.

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Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Harriet Tubman


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MRS-FENTON
4/21/2015 11:05:52 AM

Wishing you a beautiful day sunshine!!!
Hope that you have an awesome day filled with motivation and support!!!

Hugs.. Lynn emoticon



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MRS-FENTON
4/17/2015 11:24:00 AM



"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."

Confucius

Happy Friday! Wishing you a great day and a fabulous weekend!! Be strong, make good choices and reach out for support if you need it..

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-WISPY-
4/16/2015 2:58:29 AM

Hello Amy, I am doing very well. I have joined a couple of groups on Skype and they are taking up a lot of my time, so have not been sparking much. I drop in and post on a couple of teams, but have more or less let the others go. It may just be fleeting I do not really know yet.

Sending you and the team hugs and blessings.

Love Wispy



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MRS-FENTON
4/6/2015 11:06:34 AM

Hope you had a great weekend and easter hon!!!

Have a wonderful Monday!!

Hugs Lynn :)



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MRS-FENTON
4/2/2015 11:23:31 AM

I hope you have a wonderful day my friend.. Be good to yourself and enjoy every minute of today..

Sending you lots of hugs.. Raven :)



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