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Inspirational photo here! I want to look like this again, weight-wise anyways.

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2003 - The last time I really lost some weight! Looking forward to seeing it again.

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My name is Amber but most call me Ghine (rhimes with bean). I'm 34 & have been battling my weight all my life. I now suffer from Lumbar Spondylosis which really makes getting in to shape very important. Unfortunately, it also makes it a lot more difficult.

I'm very blessed with 4 beautiful children; Jeremiah, my forever 2 1/2 year old, my angel & inspiration from above. His 'younger' brother Jake is now 7 yo & very active in Taekwon Do, and the 3 yo twins enjoy teaming up to cause all kinds of trouble!

Spirituality plays a big part in my life today. I love reading & learning from Thich Nhat Hanh. I'm learning to practice meditation which will hopefully help me with patience with the kiddos as well!

Member Since: 6/8/2009

Fitness Minutes: 592

My Goals:


3) Tracking my Miles to the moon - February Goal is 104 miles:

2/01 - 8 miles

Total January: 8 Miles

Total Miles towards the moon: 234 miles

My Program:
#1 right now is to journal what I'm eating...hold myself accountable. So I'm using the Nutritional Tracker to help me with that. I've actually been going to the gym since October of 2008. So underneath the fat, are some great muscles! So I'll continue with the gym & as the fat melts away, the muscles might see the light of day ...

Personal Information:
I live in Douglasville Georgia. I'm a mom of 4 beautiful children; Jeremiah, forever 2 1/2, Jake, 6, and the Twins, Allie & Benny, 2. I am very busy with a full time job as a Finance Administrator. I also sell on eBay and sell at 2 Consignment sales a year ... these keep me very busy. Then of course the chores & raising my 3 young'uns.

To complicate that busy schedule, I suffer from Lumbar Spondylosis ... chronic low back pain. I've gone through many, many procedures to lessen/eliminate the pain but unfortunately, I just have to cope with it. So this becomes one of my major struggles in weight loss.

Other Information:
I'm on a spiritual journey to discovering myself. This journey definetely includes understanding & overcoming my need to be overweight.

My blog of my Spiritual Journey amongst other things:

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  • v MEGSCH25
    Hi :) Harleigh is doing well...I on the other hand have been ignoring my diet the past couple of weeks due to stress :( I need to start exercising again and watching what I eat. I love the 2010 team! I am mostly a lurker, I need to be more involved and post. How are you and the family???

    3719 days ago
  • v no profile image GAMMY7
    Way to go on the "kickin' butt" !!!
    3719 days ago
    I know what you mean! I haven't cracked a cover in ages! Being back in school is definitely all-absorbing...and look at you, with THREE little ones! You Go Ghine!

    3720 days ago
    Thank you for your comments, Ghine! I've even written a blog about MY origins with The Mad Bluebird and why I like it. I think it's one of my favorite pics!
    3746 days ago
  • v DOUBLEL107
    Thank you for your kind words, Ghine. It is true how time flies. I do not have children yet, so it is hard for me to even comprehend the grief that comes after losing a child. I am glad to hear that you have found some peace with your loss and I am truly sorry. See you over on the LBF thread:)
    3747 days ago
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