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My name is Amanda and I am 30 years old! I have lost and gained 100's of lbs over the years, and although it may not be any different now, I have a different, better, reason.
I want to be a mom. In order to BE a mom I have to lose weight and get healthy. My husband and I have been TTC for a year now and with one loss and no other success it's been a long road. And, I am impatient. I want things to happen NOW or not at all. If I don't lose weight immediately I think I have failed, same thing with getting pregnant, I feel like I have failed since I haven't gotten pregnant yet. I know logically stuff doesn't happen immediately, but that doesn't mean I don't want it to!
I don't know how much I weigh and for right now I want that to remain a mystery. When I focus on numbers I freak out, so until my Dr's appointment in july I will be scale free.
I am taking this one day at a time, small changes. Working on eating slower, smaller portions and more working out.
And if I get pregnant *I hate to say when because right now I feel like there is no when* I will continue eating healthy and trying to do safe exercises.
I want to be a healthy wife, mom, auntie, sister, daughter and of be healthy for myself. I am ready to stop making excuses.

Member Since: 6/29/2007

Fitness Minutes: 9,818

My Goals:
To do activity 5 to 6 days a week
allow myself rest time and not feel guilty
To push myself to do more everyday
I would love to RUN, so I want to gradually build up to running for longer periods of time
To not let the scale rule me
To be confident no matter what, as I have come so far and I will not let anything take that away from me.

My Program:
Making healthy choices
Eating 3 small meals and 2 snacks a day
Allow myself dessert *even though it's 100 calorie it's still dessert*
Exercise 5 to 6 days a week for at LEAST an hour at a time.
Tone my muscles in group power classes.

Personal Information:
Amanda aged 28 years.
I am a gemini, and I have been married for 4 years to my soulmate.
I have an older sister and an older step brother.
I have 3 nephews and one niece.
I also have 4 cats, and consider myself to be an animal lover.
NO kids yet though!
I work with the developmentally disabled and I think it's the best job ever!
I live in wisconsin. That is about it, as I have said quite a bit in my introduction.

Other Information:
I feel like I am an interesting person. I love crows, I love heavy metal music, I love funky colors in my hair, orange is my favorite color. I LOVE to read, and I am always willing to try new authors, but not so much romance. I love horror movies and action thriller movies.
I love shopping, and have an addiction to purses with lots of hardware on them! If one word could describe me, it would be unique....and that's because that's what my mom says to me all the time.
Not sure if it's a compliment, but I'll take it!

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    Welcome back girl! I had not seen you posting in a while! Good to see you!

    3719 days ago
    Hi Amanda, thanks for commenting on my Activity Feed.

    The "friend" in question didn't actually say anything to me, however they posted a blog about how waiting for motivation to kick you up the butt was pointless and how you should stop making excuses and just get on with losing weight regardless of how you feel. They also quoted the headline on my page and make disparaging comments about it. I know I'm not the only person to have this quote on my page, so I didn't take it personally. However, I noticed their number of SP friends has reduced significantly so, out of curiosity, I had a look and noticed I wasn't on their list any longer. I put 2 & 2 together and drew my own conclusion.

    I haven't been putting in the effort lately, which I blogged about last week, and the person left a "ditto" comment agreeing with another user who said I should stomp on whatever triggered my recent behaviour and get on with things. Easy to say when you don't have things like clinical depression getting in your way.

    Anyway, I'm not going to lose sleep over it. This person is very popular and isn't going to miss me. If she wants to surround herself with upbeat SparkFriends who are positive and motivated and don't have to struggle too much, that's entirely her prerogative.

    Thankfully, I still have SP friends like yourself who will stick with me regardless - thank you for that. I do appreciate you. I hope you're having a good week. Take care.

    Charlie x
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    3879 days ago
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    Congratulations Amanda to you and your husband!
    3910 days ago
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    3910 days ago
    Hey there Amanda, just stopping by to say "Hi", as I haven't seen you on here lately. I hope you're well and life is good for you. Hope to speak to you again soon. Take care.

    Charlie x
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    3943 days ago
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