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I have tried to loose weight so many times in the past. I have tried everything to loose weight. I am done with gimmicks, pills and fad diets and this time I am doing it the old fashion way through diet and exercise.

I started making my lifestyle change in 2007 when i signed up for the National body challenge.

Reason i decided to make this lifestyle change:
1) To live longer
2) To Avoid getting high blood pressure and Diabetes that run in my family
3) To not get winded when going up a flight of stairs
4) So I can set a better example for children in my life and the children i work with daily.
5) Sleep better at night
6) To be able to keep up with my god kids.

Since starting spark people I have come along way with my lifestyle change. Here are some of the changes I made:

I now eat breakfast every morning
I used skip Breakfast and super or king size lunch

I now drink 64+ oz of water and no soda
I used to drink 64+ oz of soda

I now eat 3 or more fruits and veggies.(still working on increasing this)
I used to eat maybe 1 fruit or veggie on a good day

I now exercise 3-4 days a week and walk 10,000+ steps most days.
I used to consider getting off the couch exercise.

I have stop putting myself down and learned to love myself no matter how much I weight.
I used to put myself down and hated myself for been so big.

I still have a long way to go but I know I will get there

I am a work in progress and I will make it to my goal of 150.

Member Since: 7/31/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,821

My Goals:
Eat Breakfast daily

become more active
live a healthier lifestyle
become healthier
get in 100 oz of water daily.
Get in 1200 steps daily.(6 miles)

150-Goal weight

My Program:
Consume between 1200 and 1550 calories per day

Exercise for atleast 20 minutes a day

Burn 1500 calories per week

Eat 2 fruits and veggies daily

Personal Information:
My name is Amber, I live in Los Angeles Cailfornia. In my spare time I like to read and hang out with my family and friends.

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Starting weight 270
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    In Gemini the Sun is active, restless and changeable. You like plenty of variety in your everyday activities, in your friends, and even in your diet. Your interests are many and diverse--almost anything will attract your attention if only for a brief time. Truly, this is the sign of the jack-of-all-trades. As the story goes, you may find that unless you can develop your powers of perseverance, you may be the master of none. Your varied interests can result in a tendency for you to spread yourself too thin, sometimes failing to follow through on projects you've begun.
    The Gemini child is most often born to a father who is well respected in the community. Gemini is often the baby in the family and thus grows up fast learning to talk early in order to keep up with the older kids. Gemini gets along with Libra, Aquarius, Leo, Aries and Sagittarius.
    Being very curious, you want to know and experience as much as you can. Gemini is the sign of duality. You find it difficult to limit yourself to one job, to one relationship, or one hobby, as you constantly seek variety and mental adventure. You scatter your energies because you don't want to miss anything. You are a lifelong student, never tiring of learning new subjects. You collect facts and tidbits of data, but you may not always have the big picture.
    To the Gemini person, communication is of utmost importance. You flourish on ideas, with a mind that is ever so quick and curious. You are a person who enjoys talking and writing. All sorts of communication ideas appeal to nature. You are aware of all that is going on around you, and you want to understand and participate in it all. You are hard to pin down, and even harder to beat in a debate. Your abilities of combining quick comprehension , and the communication of this comprehension to others, are the hallmarks of your sign. You can talk yourself into and out of situations with ease. Often Mercury people (Gemini's ruling planet is Mercury) take mischievous delight in disconcerting slower minds with their fast paced mental antics. You like to be around people, and you never do well working alone or on any routine type job.
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    Extremely friendly, you enjoy companionship, and really thrive on it. Just as you don't like to be without activity, you don't like to be alone. You are likely to have a very wide circle of friends with whom you enjoy many activities--movies, games, conversation, and such. You are naturally outgoing and possess a sparkling wit. You are apt to become quickly bored with conservative types that can't make a decision or agree with your need to impose change. Not being very introspective or reflective, often you don't understand your motivations or the motivations of others. So in many ways, relationships can be shallow and superficial. Your restless mercurial nature requires constant excitement and change, or you'll becomes very dispirited and morose.
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