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Tell you what I want, what I really really want:

To have unbridled fabulosity, fit into my clothes again and feel proud of myself!

Not to feel sooo heeeeeavy and sluggish..not sexy, kids.

To walk up a hill without going bright red and panting like a doggie!

To diminish this apple shaped tummy of mine so that it doesn't a/ stick out further than my boobs, b/ get in the way in intimate moments with my fella or c/ make me want to buy a caftan to wear so my waistband doesn't stick into it! (so far, I have resisted - I feel that the purchase of a caftan for that reason means one has given up.)

To be able to buy ankle-strap shoes because bending down to do them up is no problem

To see a photo without feeling shocked at the way I look, stop dreading changeroom mirrors and, god forbid, maybe actually go swimming!

My whole life I was a size 12 (US size 8), around 150 lbs I guess, but my weight's been creeping up since 2001, when I turned 28 and moved to London. They call it the 'Heathrow Injection' but I think it was more because I got a bit older and started working in more sedentary jobs. When I moved back to Australia in March 2005, I was still only about 78kgs (171 lbs) and a size 14 (US 10).

By November that same year, I had finally shed a useless boyfriend but I was tipping the scales at 88 kgs (194 lbs) size 16 (US 12).

I've gone up and down a few times since then, getting back down to 78kgs by around June 2008 which felt great but was shortlived!

I first joined SP in Dec 2008 at 90 kgs and over the next few months I dropped down to 85 kgs but lost my 'spark' in a big way after life dropped a few nasty obstacles into my ever expanding lap and and now here I am at 91.4 kgs (201 lbs), still a size 16 (12) but pushing it! :-(

Happily, I know what to do and with a little luck, a lot of sweat and determination and some true grit, not to mention this fantastic website (hallelujah for sparkpeople I reckon, I am SO inspired by the other people on here!) I'm doing it. Not tomorrow, or 'one day' - RIGHT NOW!!

Member Since: 12/1/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,980

My Goals:
Ultimate Goal: 65 kilos, (BMI 22)
Size 10/12 (Aus)
Become a habitually healthy person:
Exercise 5 times a week at least and eat within range 6 of 7 days.

To get there:
Incorporate sustainable healthy behaviours into my life so they become lifelong habits

How I'll measure it:
Lose a minimum of 450 grams per week

Interim Goals:
86.7 kgs - lightest weight since Dec 2008 AND no longer obese!
81.9 kgs - 10 kgs down
79 kgs - my February 2008 weight and half way to goal
73.5 - 20% of body weight - GONE!
72.3 kg - HEALTHY BMI
69 kgs - under 70 for first time since my 20s.

My Program:
Use the nutrition tracker religiously.

Stick to a low-carb, high protein eating plan.

Exercise 3 x cardio and 3 x ST per week.

Make healthy choices a way of life...

Personal Information:
My name's Amy. I'm 5'6" I think, 168 cms tall and 37 years old.

I live in the beautiful city of Perth, Western Australia which is nestled in between the hills and the ocean. I have a fantastic family of 3 older sisters who all inspire me in different ways and my ever interesting and entertaining parents.

I live with my gorgeous man (seriously, he is smokin' hot) Graham (Gray) who is 11 years my junior and the best thing to ever happen to me and our dog Desmo who is the coolest dog in the universe. We've just had our first child, Ari, who was born on 5/12/11 and is the apple of my eye :-)

Other Information:
'I believe in you baby, you've done much tougher things before. Just do it, don't think about it, don't get caught in the montage in your head of losing the weight when your excersing, just think that this is going to be tough, for sure, but it's one day at a time and every day makes a difference, you just gotta commit to each day as it comes and the next thing you know it's been 3 weeks, then 6 weeks, then you start seeing a real change and that spurs you on but it is always every day that makes the difference and that's all you can control and all you should worry about. '

From my bff Delaney, 5/12/8

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    Welcome to SparkPeople and welcome to the SPClass team!

    4512 days ago
    welcome & hello Amy
    It's good to see and meet you here on Love To Cook team.......... Good luck on your goal(s) and I'm here if you need help on this site. Take care and talk to you soon. Stay focused and have a positive attitude will help. I'm here to keep you encouraged and to be supportive.

    1) come in and read the posts
    2) read and join any teams that you think you like
    3) get it know the people
    4) read some articles
    5) most of all :: have fun and enjoy yourself
    You are doing great, making progress every time you come in.

    If there is anything that I can do to help, give me a holler. If I do not know the answer, I will find it. Our leaders are really great and help when you need it too. So don't hesitate to ask. That is why we are here... Always, ERNA

    4512 days ago
    Hello and Welcome to Sparks. I'm glad you made this choice to be here. You will learn so much plus meet people who are waiting to encourage you. Don't let this place overwhelm you. It will take awhile to get used to everything. Find teams that meet your needs. If you have any questions don't hesitate. Remember everyone was new once. I hope your journey here will be a blessing to you.


    4518 days ago
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