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I don't feel as big as I look! I really am happy the way I am. To donate kidney I need to lose!

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Hi! I'm Patty Wunder! I am an All American Girl - First Born in USA - Family from Germany...and now I am living in New Zealand! I have had amazing success at weight-loss...amazing gains due to injury...and many obstacles...here are just a few!

1. Moving countries
2. losing jobs/loss of income/redundancy
3. Not finding food I like/available that I was use to using everyday in the states ever...or at a price you won't choke over! :)
4. I have Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue thanks to so many back issues...but I know what helps it and what makes it worse. Sometimes I can control it, sometimes I can't!
5. In an 18 month period starting in 2011, I had my appendix removed, then 4 months later my gallbladder, followed 4 months later with a broken ankle at roller derby which put me in bed for 6 weeks and was promptly followed with severe blood clots in my knee and groin, so was put on different birth control and blood thinners...and of course add the things from #4 to the mix...

The positive things that came out of the obstacles were I realized no matter how TYPE A and how much of a CONTROL FREAK I am, I CAN'T CONTROL EVERYTHING...EXCEPT WHAT I PUT IN MY MOUTH...and when you're on meds, even that may go out the window. SO...I have learned patience, self acceptance, and that I should do WHAT I CAN - WHEN I CAN!

I have worked in the weight loss industry for many years, became a personal trainer after my 2nd back injury in 2005...I've had like 6 now! And am currently getting a double diploma as an International Health & Fitness Professional from Max International College of Fitness in New Zealand/Australia. I work at Contours Gym in Christchurch and I love it! It's just part of my life!

I have been in this country for 9 years (I landed in Middle Earth 1 September 2006) without the things I loved most like ground turkey , fat free cool whip, egg beaters and spray butter! Put on a little weight (I lost 65 lbs so far in total) trying to adjust and "try" a bit of everything!

Again, the good part was that I learned to eat all over again without the things I thought were healthy...like spray butter and fat-free cool whip! LOL Like America, if you want to eat healthy you have options, but they cost more and unlike America aren't as easy to find! It is a very farming country and getting produce and high protein whole grains isn't tough to find..but it's not like the good ol' mexican grocery store I use to frequent in Crystal Lake Illinois...I miss inexpensive produce! :) People tend to cook and bake here from scratch...couldn't find frosting in a can a couple years back to save my life...who knew you could whip some up with butter, cream, and real chocolate! LOL I did know...but again...it's a way different lifestyle. Saying that, the younger generations are very into their USA institutions like McDs, BKs, KFCs, etc...and fish and chips...cheap and VERY EASY TO GET! So...while I had to give up my Makeup artistry because most don't really care here, fitness, health and weight loss is my "other" passion and everyone here is in need of in someway...even if it's just learning how to make their fatty yummy foods in a more healthy way! I am a big freestyle cook and it's clean :)

My goals and passions lie in helping obese people, in particular, get moving and start making healthier choices with whatever they eat. To let them know there is someone out there who believes in them, who knows how they feel, who knows the struggles and rock-star moments and how to just keep plugging along when life keeps trying to clog up your progress. :)

Member Since: 4/12/2006

My Goals:
New goals. Life has changed for me once again! 2 back surgeries plus a very successful Scentsy business have kept me busy and happy. I need to get my back strength back to normal so. I can exercise and walk etc...I miss the gym so much! Plus I need to lose the extra weight. I gained with my back the last year so I can donate my kidney to my man. :) PLUS after 3 1/2 months with Scentsy, I earned a free cruise to Cozumel Mexico and I'd really like to look and feel confident for that! So by January. 2016, I've got plans baby!

My Program:
Right now...Physio and rehab! They say by January. I will be able to work out like I enjoy! Weights!

Personal Information:
Met the love of my life online and moved to New Zealand to be with him!

I Love Animals, MMA, Makeup, the colour and singer P!NK, Scrapbooking, cardmaking and anything crafty and creative. I love sleep and weight lifting...not at the same time :) and I love helping people reach their goals!

Other Information:
I am an image consultant, makeup artist (20+ years now!), skin care expert, and personal trainer & Nutrition coach...I am the one stop fix it shop! And now. I am in Leadership with Scentsy and loving it! I have a team in 3 Countries and love working for myself!

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  • v no profile image MISHY64
    Hello -- I came across one of your posts and I think you're such a wonderful motivational person. You are absolutely beautiful, inside and out! You and your hunny are so cute together, very nice looking! I just really appreciate your positive outlook on life, and thank you for being here at Sparkpeople! Have a wonderful day!!!
    5367 days ago
  • v KACRE23
    wow I can't believe you transformation. You look absolutely GREAT. I bet you feel a whole lot better too:) Your story is so inspirational. i hope you dont' mind me adding you to my buddy list. :) What was the hardest thing for you when you first started this? and what was the easiest for you? Do you still struggle now or is it rountine now for you? Sorry for so many questions but just starting this out and I work midnights so its more struggling for me to not snack a whole lot and trying to get others opinions. Hope I didn't bug ya:) Have a great week and thanks again for sharing your story. I loved the reward comment you left from the pro fitness interview. That was a great speech. Thanks again.
    5368 days ago
  • v FIT50FL
    Your story and positive attitude is very inspirational.
    Thanks! Any chance you'll host a workout team on SP?

    5370 days ago
    Yay 1DRWOMAN! You look so fabulous! I emigrated from the U.S. to join my sweetie as well. Hope you're having a great time in NZ. I guess it's spring there now, as we're in the thick of a beautiful, chilly fall here in Toronto. I love being outdoors in this weather - so much more comfortable than the summer heat.

    See you around!
    5371 days ago
    Thank you for your comments on the gratitudes board. Wow, what an amazing transformation you have undergone! Congrats on your efforts and fabulous results!
    5371 days ago
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