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Board Posts name is Amy, I am 50 yrs old and continuing the quest for a healthy lifestyle. I am married to a wonderful and awesome man, we have 3 children and 1 granddaughter. I am a Registered Respiratory Therapist, and I love my job. I am here to make the rest of my life the BEST of my life.

I have been with Spark since August 2009. All the weight lost so far has been within the last couple years......some before SPARK but with SPARK I have learned how to KEEP IT OFF!!! That has not happened with other past programs I have tried. This is the best I have ever felt, I feel I have control over my bad habits. I am learning so much on this site, it is unbelievable the amount of information and SUPPORT!!! I receive here. I look forward to logging on everyday,....this is an addition to my family.....this is my SPARK FAMILY!!!! Thank you.

My heaviest weight that I can remember was far in my journey i have lost 65lbs(it has happened within the last 2 yrs) is an unbelievable feeling. I am so close to my goal, I will not give up the fight. SP has really been the catalyst that has made me so successful.

I know that exercise is a vital part of my life, not just to get to my goal weight but a lifetime commitment!!! Also, having my hubby as my exercise partner and a member of SPARK is a big plus. Now, we have Spark friends that mall walk with us...that is a lot of fun that goes with a great workout too. We are planning future activities for our local Spark team!!! Being active is now a routine...not an exception.

2013: I relocated my family from Massachusetts to West Virginia so I could become my dad's care giver after the unexpected death of my mom.

2013 is going to be a RESTART for me!! I am not going to let the health issues BEAT ME!
Gotta love it..........SPARK!!!

2012 has been a rough year. July I was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer and had thyroidectomy. October I was diagnosed with lung cancer, had a wedge resection (part of my lung removed) and will be starting chemotherapy soon. The ironic part, is I am a NON-SMOKER, lol!! I will not let this defeat me.

2013 is going to be a RESTART for me!! I am not going to let the health issues BEAT ME!
Gotta love it..........SPARK!!!

My father passed away February 2015.
My life turned upside down for a while. The last few years taught me what is important in life!!! Time with my family and my church is where I am devoted. Money is not everything.

Member Since: 8/7/2009

Fitness Minutes: 43,495

My Goals:
My goal is to become as healthy and fit as I can and make it a permanent way of life. This will be a LIFESTYLE change and not a DIET.....I will not go back to my old ways. The old me is banished.....never to return.

My Program:
I am restarting my fitness program after finishing cancer treatment. FIRST will be walking. I know to start slow and steady.

Personal Information:
After spending 30 plus years in the medical field I changed to something is fun and enriching. I am a Childcare worker for a group of toddlers and I love it!!

Other Information:
I love the Discovery Channel and History Channel.

I love football especially the PITTSBURGH STEELERS!!!! #43 is my favorite, TROY!!!!

I am a fan of baseball....GO YANKEESS!!!!

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  • v DAWNO64
    Amy - Thanks for the info - I've already been to Eat Better America, among others. Every step to healthier lifestyle...keep on the path!
    4289 days ago
  • v no profile image LILFLOWER1010
    Thank you so much for your words of support! It sounds like you are doing great ... keep up the good work. I bought My Fitness Coach for the Wii and have been using it to exercise with. I can't really go to a gym or anything because I don't have anyone to care for my 2-year-old, Rachel, and my husband works from sun up to sun down. I used to like to go walking with Rachel but they can only be short walks because she doesn't last forever ... she's a 2-year-old. So that's why I am trying to exercise at home. Used to go to Curves, which I liked a lot, but I can't now. I am just trying to work around it all.
    4289 days ago
  • v no profile image LILFLOWER1010
    Hi Amy ... hope you are having a good week. I've been quite busy this week with little time for myself. I usually only get time when my 2-year-old is napping. That short amount of down time has to get stretched in many directions. How are you doing on your weight loss. I have done horrible this week when it comes to making good food choices because of having to run errands and do school shopping and having to eat out on the cheap. I have done more exercise this week and have tried drinking more water. Pulled a muscle in my lower back ... but it's doing much better today. Anyways, was feeling a little down this afternoon and thought I should come online and refocus. Take care, Mary Anna.
    4289 days ago
  • v no profile image SLIMMERVAL
    Absolutely we'll keep in touch and help motivate each other! I'm a mom to two little girls who keep me busy and I'm a school district administrator. My husband is very supportive but there is something to be said for support from those traveling similiar roads. We understand the challenges better I think. I often feel like there is not enough time in the day to think of myself but I've learned that noone can change for you. So now I try to make time for myself (5 am gym trips) and the occasional on-line chat to help! I've found that when I take full advantage of the SP page and support I do great! Here's to all of our continued success. Good luck this week! My weigh in days are Mondays-I definately need support during the weekends! When is your hardest times?
    4289 days ago
  • v no profile image SLIMMERVAL
    Hi Amy,
    Thanks for your comments on my sparkpage. it is nice to see people from the area-getting healthy together. Love your page! You are an inspiration-if you can beat cancer this will be a walk in the park for you! Don't ever under estimate your power to change your future! Here's to getting healthy. emoticon
    4289 days ago
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