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Me and my two daughters! 10/9/11

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10/12/11: I have lost 127 pounds using Spark! I had a slight setback in October 2011 with a pregnancy that didn't work out, but I realized that I cannot put my life on hold! I gained a few pounds during the pregnancy (15) and I am back to take those pounds off plus the rest of weight I need to lose!

8/18/11 Spark is a life saver! I have lost 127 pounds using the Spark website and I couldn't be more thrilled with my progress! However, I am taking a break from "weight loss" to focus on a healthy pregnancy. I found out on 8/3/11 that I am expecting my third wonderful child! My husband and I are so happy with this somewhat unexpected little miracle. I had told my husband that we would "try" to have another child until I was 34... after that , I didn't want to risk it. Two months away from my 34th birthday, I find out that I am pregnant! :) So Spark will help me stay accountable in my workouts and eating properly, but I am focusing on health and not weight loss. I'm still on this journey, so join me!

Hi! I'm Amanda and I am here to prove to myself that I can take this weight off... again! I lost 98 pounds a few years ago and put it back on and then some! I had a daughter in May 2010 and the day I walked in to deliver I was 354 pounds! Of course some was baby :) Anyway, when I started concentrating on losing again, my "starting weight" was 322. I can do this again... I know I can!

Member Since: 5/20/2008

Fitness Minutes: 68,134

My Goals:
My goals are to lose to a healthy weight and to feel great! I want to live a long life with my wonderful husband, two perfect daughters, and my beloved dog! :)

I currently have about 40-50 pounds to lose. I plan to take this in 10 pound increments!

My Program:
I eat 1200-1500 gluten free calories per day and try to workout 45-60 minutes daily. I rest on Sundays. For workouts, I tend to gravitate to kickboxing- Tae Bo and Tapout! I have done P90X, P90X2, Insanity, Insanity Asylum Vol. 1, Insanity Asylum Vol. 2, Tapout XT, Tapout XT2 and T25. I am currently working on P90X3! Of them all, Tapout is my favorite!

Personal Information:
I am from Texas but live in Upstate New York. And by Upstate NY, I do not mean 5 miles North of the City! LOL I am WAY Upstate in the Adirondack Mountains about 2 hours from Canada!

Other Information:
I am very involved in my community. I am a volunteer EMT, President of my Ambulance Squad, member of my local Planning Board, chairperson to a subcommittee of that board, a board member for our local Arts Center, and treasurer for the local business association (like a chamber of commerce). So as you can see, I like to stay involved! ;)

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  • v FUSCHIA6
    Hi: I thought I would drop by & ask how you are. The fall challenge will be starting soon. We aren't yet signing up though. Are you interested in joining again? I hope your journey is going well.
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    3108 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog -- I had to laugh at your smoking dreams because I have those as well, from time to time, even though I quit 10 years ago!

    I guess I'll keep an eye on my dreams and see if there are any further stress dreams to follow -- but for the meantime, I'll be staying away from the candy aisle, for sure!
    3117 days ago
    Hey there! Thanks for the love on my "Invasion" blog!

    After looking at all that you've accomplished, I think it's a little insane that you're calling *me* amazing -- you, girl, are the amazing one! Hope you don't mind if I friend you because I want to stay tuned for your big finish!!!
    3118 days ago
    Thanks for dropping by my page. Here's to a good summer. Kathy emoticon
    3145 days ago
  • v TRI_BABE
    LOL! When the changes were working for me (in ways I could track, scale, measuring tape, before I left town 3 weeks ago) one of the changes was more protein! I have protein at every meal with any carb. Also drinking a LOT more water. I drink water all the time now. I'm going back sometime this weekend and will weigh in at that point. If I have not progressed my guess would be because I've been traveling and tracking food intake has been hard - staying at other people's houses or eating out at non-trackable restaurants. If I eat too much OR too little, I don't lose weight.
    3160 days ago
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