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On honeymoon in Dublin, June 2012

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Quotes that Motivate Me:

"The first and the best victory is to conquer self." - Plato

"You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is." - Ellen Degeneres

"The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places." -- Author Unknown

"Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time." - Mark Twain

"We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hi, my name is Amanda and I recently married my soulmate, Brian, after 5 years together. I have been on my current trek to lose weight since about 2 years ago. I hit a setback around September of last year and now I am trying to get my weight back under control. All in all, I'm a pretty laid back person. Of course, being laid back is one of the ways I got to where I am. I worked really hard last year and lost about 60 lbs in a matter of about 6 months until I started to backslide. My goal was to get down to 125 or 130, but then other things took precidence. I've dealt with quite a bit this past year, but taking back my health is going to be a big step in getting my life where I want it to be.

Anyone who would like to work with me or offer support, feel free. I love new buddies.

I am trying to ward off all of the health hazards that come with obesity, and the first step is to get rid of the o-word itself, of course. My goal is to break the cycle of heart disease and diabetes that is forming a pattern in my family.

I will continue to improve!

Member Since: 1/7/2012

Fitness Minutes: 4,206

My Goals:
Goals and Rewards:

Reduce Stress:

1. Get better health insurance.
2. Get a stable teaching job for Fall.
3. Visit Dentist for cleaning, gum care, and cavity management.
4. Get more rest.
5. Relax more.
6. Spend more time outdoors.

Improve health:
1. Cut out dairy, gluten, and wheat, and make better choices overall.
2. Yearly checkup, steer clear of/treat any infections.
3. Bloodwork - lower cholesterol.
4. Dentist.

Lose weight:

1. Get back under 200 lbs.
2. Reach under 165 by end of summer.
3. Work out 5-6 times a week, 30 minutes a day.
4. Eat right.
5. Drink 6-10 bottles of water daily.


1. Total loss: 4 lbs.
(Under 200 lbs.)
Reward: True Blood Season 6
Achieved: 5.20.2014

2. Total Loss: 13 lbs. (Under 190 lbs.)
Reward: TBD
Achieved: ________

3. Total Loss: 23 lbs. (Under 180 lbs.)
Reward: ________

My Program:
I am going to the gym regularly now.
I am currently working with a trainer at Anytime Fitness.
I'm choosing better foods than I was, but it's a constant struggle.
I am drinking water more often. I actually make my goal most days!

I've cut out coffee!!! Sweets are a struggle for me.

Personal Information:
My name is Amanda. I am from Northeast Texas.

I started my weight loss in September. I've gone from almost 230lbs to 175 now. I want to set small goals to work toward my overall goal of having a healthier life.

Other Information:
I love to travel when my budget allows for it. My dream vacation was in Ireland (still is) and my husband and I were able to go there on our honeymoon. Next on our list is Australia (One day, *sigh*)

I love music. I am working on a work out play list on my iPod now.

I love reading. My favorite series right now is the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I also love the Mortal Instruments series and teen reads like Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Most recently I read and loved Heaven is for Real! by Todd Burpo

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