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I am a middle aged Brit who has lived in the US for over 30 years. I currently am living in Kentucky. I have never been considered overweight and have been blessed for most of my life with a fast metabolism, but as I age it is becoming more challenging to stay fit and healthy...I am a single mom to 3 special needs teenagers, one of them is still in schoolic school can be for some children. I love learning and finally got my PhD (in International Health) in 2011, am very involved in church, and I do a bunch of volunteer work ...I need to stay healthy!! My goal is to try and lose the love handles, I am continually battling that extra 10 pounds or so!!...but I am a snacker and love lots of the wrong foods, so motivation can be a big challenge (and time, of course, with special needs children, school etc). I am going to stick with it this year...luckily I do also like lots of non-fattening foods too, so I am hoping that by using the nutrition tracker faithfully this year, along with increasing my walking, I can "budge the bulge" and get more physically fit and healthy....

Member Since: 10/9/2006

Fitness Minutes: 66,496

My Goals:
My goal is to lose 10 pounds and increase my physical health and wellbeing. I also want to increase my children's awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle


My Program:
I am going to the gym, walking, doing a low carb diet and increasing my water intake



Personal Information:
My name is Amanda, I am in my mid 50s, hail originally from Great Britain, but have lived in the US for over 30 years now. I have been in southern Kentucky for the past 20 plus years and like it here, but am planning to downsize and move back to Florida (one of my favorite places) in the next 3 years. I am single and have three special needs children teens, age 16, 17, and 19, who keep me very busy. Back in 2011, I achieved my PhD in International Health, something i never thought i would get ....I am also a nurse, I work part time teaching (patients and staff), and also do some contract work. I am wholly in love with God, and I am very involved in my church. I love the outdoors, camping, spending time with my kids, travel, the Arts, the beach, reading, cooking, and a whole host of other things. I am very involved in my local community, especially the homeless.


Other Information:
I am not much into TV, but i do love kids Disney movies. I also love animals of many kinds, especially cats. I love to read home improvement books, and I like home repair and gardening. I also love the Arts and my favorite artist is John Constable, my favorite playwright is Shakespear, and my favorite authors are Thomas Hardy and Dylan Thomas. My children are involved in Special Olympics activites, attend an autism program, participate in church activities, dance, special needs groups, sports, arts programs, and social activities, so I am never bored......Phew I think thats all for now.....




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  • v IORGMA
    Thanks for checking out my SP and motivating me on my blog entry!
    4319 days ago
  • v CATHYG7
    Amanda, you are truly amazing! You probably don't think so, but I know so!! I can't believe all that you do for others!! WOW!!
    I am honored to know you and call you friend!! Have a wonderful restful night! Hugs, Cathy
    4329 days ago
  • v TALSHIAR
    Thank you for the spark goodie! Hope your week is going well. Deb
    4349 days ago
  • v TALSHIAR
    Hi, AMANDADAY63, I saw your comment on the daily spark on 'can I see results in a month.' Can you possibly be too low in calories. I thought spark didn't want a person's calorie below 1200 and you mention on most days you are under that. I know when I eat under the calories I don't lose weight and when I increase the calories to within recommendations I start losing again. Have a great weekend. Deb
    4360 days ago
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