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Hi, I'm Amanda. I have been steadily gaining weight for about ten years now and have finally reached a breaking point. I'm tired of not being able to fit "properly" into clothes and am going to do something about it.

About four years ago, I started my journey on spark and in about 6 months managed to lose 26 pounds. Over the course of the next two years I regained 32 pounds. How could that happen, you may ask. I stopped making myself a priority. My husband and I bought a ...
Hi, I'm Amanda. I have been steadily gaining weight for about ten years now and have finally reached a breaking point. I'm tired of not being able to fit "properly" into clothes and am going to do something about it.

About four years ago, I started my journey on spark and in about 6 months managed to lose 26 pounds. Over the course of the next two years I regained 32 pounds. How could that happen, you may ask. I stopped making myself a priority. My husband and I bought a house, we got a dog and working out and being healthy fell by the wayside.

November 2009 came and I was Done. I realized that I didn't want to go anywhere, or do anything. I dreaded seeing friends and family because of how much weight I had put back on. It was embarrassing. It was no way to live.

I have come to realize that, for me, the only way I can get healthy is to exercise. I feel better, I eat better, and my self-esteem goes through the roof. I will never again give up the gym - it's where I belong.

My plan right now is to stick around 1500-1700 calories; eating toward the high end on days I do the most activity.

I have now completed four half marathons in the last 16 months. It's time for a break! I will be working more on speed and shorter distances for a while.

I have also completed certification to become a YogoFit instructor. I am now teaching once a week at my local gym and twice a week (sometimes more!) at the studio I attend and I love it!


Slowly but surely making my way to healthy town:
11/16/09 188.8
11/23/09 185.0 (-3.8)
11/30/09 183.2 (-1.8)
12/03/09 182.3 (-0.9) (switch to Thursdays for BL challenge)
12/10/09 181.7 (-0.6)
12/17/09 181.7 (nada) what is going on here?
12/23/09 178.6 (-3.1) that's better
12/30/09 178.9 (+0.3) stupid Christmas
01/07/10 175.0 (-3.9) Woohoo!
01/14/10 175.5 (+0.5) I believe I "woohooed" too soon
01/21/10 172.6 (-2.9) Yes!
01/28/10 171.6 (-1.0)
02/04/10 169.4 (-2.2) while injured!
02/11/10 168.4 (-1.0) 20 lbs. down!!
02/16/10 167.6 (-0.8) 3 months in!
02/25/10 167.5 (-0.1)
03/04/10 164.8 (-2.7) Back on track!
03/11/10 164.1 (-0.7)
03/18/10 163.0 (-1.1) 25 pounds down!!
03/25/10 162.5 (-0.5)
04/01/10 161.5 (-1.0) Halfway to Goal!!!!!!!!!!
04/08/10 159.5 (-2.0) HELLO 150s!!!
04/15/10 158.7 (-0.8) 30 lbs Gone!!
04/22/10 158.6 (-0.1) a little discouraged
04/30/10 162.6 (+4.0) business trip - truly ridiculous!
05/06/10 155.9 (-6.7) Holy, Moly!
VACA! I will not weigh in again until my new Biggest Loser Challenge starts on 5/27!
05/27/10 152.4 (-3.5) 140s are right around the corner!!
06/03/10 154.4 (+2.0) crappy holiday weekend
06/10/10 155.6 (+1.2) AHHHH, this must stop!
06/17/10 155.6 (nada) There is no reason for this!
06/24/10 152.9 (-2.7) at least I'm going in the right direction
07/01/10 151.9 (-1.0) finally some progress!
07/08/10 151.3 (-0.6) Let me go 150s!!
07/15/10 152.5 (+1.2) Grrrrrrrrrrr!
07/22/10 149.6 (-2.9) YAY! 140s!!
07/29/10 151.1 (+1.5) How is this possible?????
08/05/10 148.8 (-2.3) 40 lbs gone!
Weigh in Break. Hubs hid the scale. Will weigh in 8/26.
08/26/10 147.0 (-1.8)
09/02/10 147.9 (+0.9) I think I have a sodium problem
09/07/10 145.8 (-2.1) Nice!
09/16/10 145.5 (-0.3)
09/23/10 145.9 (+0.4) Crappy eating is the culprit
09/30/10 144.6 (-1.3) Healthy BMI!!!
10/07/10 144.3 (-0.3)
10/14/10 144.6 (+0.3) Grrrrrrr
10/21/10 144.7 (+0.1)
10/28/10 145.0 (+0.3) WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY??
11/04/10 146.3 (+1.3) A Bad, Bad Week
11/16/10 145.0 (-1.3)
Will weigh in again at beginning of 2011.
01/01/11 155.0 (+10) Uhhhh
01/08/11 148.8 (-6.2) Back on Track!
01/15/11 147.8 (-1.0)
01/22/11 147.3 (-0.5)
02/04/11 152.3 (+5.0) I'm having a rough time
02/20/11 152.2 (-0.1)

09/11/12 166.1
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5'4" (and 1/4"!)
St. Louis
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I am a recently certified YogaFit instructor and have begun teaching at my local studio. I love it!

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KEAMOM1510
5/30/2013 8:06:09 AM

It looks like we might need to get the old team back together again! I hope you're fighting back. emoticon There's nothing you can't do. You know this because you've already done it. emoticon emoticon



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9/19/2012 5:37:28 PM

Keep Moving Forward
Quote by Walt Disney the ending of Meet the Robinsons:

"Around Here, However, We Don't Look Backwards Very Long,
We Keep Moving Forward, Opening Up New Doors And
Doing New Things, Because We're Curious...
And Curiosity Keeps Leading Us Down New Paths."

White Tigers Let's use the past to learn but keep looking forward towards a healthy future. emoticon



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9/19/2012 6:51:49 AM

"If we all did the things we are capable
of doing, we would literally
astound ourselves."
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Go White Tigers Go



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