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AMYMICHELLE5 is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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Hello everyone!! my name is Amy and i have been with Spark People for over 4 years. the support i have received from everyone here has been fantastic. i want to send a HUGE shout out to the Done Girls, i can't even begin to thank them enough. BUT most importantly my family ( I Luv U Guys!!) - they really have stuck by me through this and don't complain (to much lol) about my "new" lifestyle.

ok a little about me, i am 35 years young, i have a wonderful 15 year old daughter Raven. WOW...I can't believe I have a teenager!!!! since starting my journey at 250 lbs i have lost about 110 pounds, i still find it amazing that i had it in me, but one of the most important things i have learned is that i am so much stronger than i ever gave my self credit for. i have never felt this positive about losing weight and getting healthy. i guess you can say i am FINALLY ready to start living my life!!!

A fragment of a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson:

"Finish each day
And be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can."

You do have time to exercise.!!!!!!

If you have time to check email, watch a sitcom or two, surf the Internet, have drinks, coffee and dinner with friends, go clothes shopping, and on and on, then you have time to exercise. Yes, sometimes you have to sacrifice social, TV, or leisure time to fit it in. Yes, sometimes you have to prioritize your exercise time over other things. But your health and the feeling you get after working out is well worth it.

I really love these quotes....

"Things which matter most must NEVER be at the mercy of those which matter least"

"Nothing is Impossible. As Impossible it self says I M Possible"

Member Since: 6/18/2007

Fitness Minutes: 45,751

My Goals:
Highest Weight - 260

Ending goal is - 137

Happy Weight - 140

My Program:
as much water as possible, no regular sodas, no fried foods / fast foods, counting calories, low fat, sugar & salt.

30 mins (if not more) of exercise 5-6 days a week. my favorites are walking, bike riding, Leslie Sansone and Tae-Bo

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Other Information:
Summer/Fall 2009... 355 miles on my bike!

Spring/Summer 2010...46 miles and counting!!!!

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    What a wonderful work in creating your body ,your health and how wonderful are the fitness minutes you are giving.Hats off to you lady.Keep it up.
    2666 days ago
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    Belated Happy Birthday Wishes to you!
    Hope the celebration was DONE just right!
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    2880 days ago
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    2883 days ago
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    This is the strongest time of the year for you to begin ANEW and become all you want in your life.
    Leo loves children, but seldom has many of her own. She can work with children as a teacher, or selling children's toys/clothes, or doing something with art. Leo loves drama and makes a good actress. (Think Lucille Ball). Leo gets along well with Sagittarius, Aries, Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. She can have problems with her spine and back. Leo isn't naturally a fat sign, since she cares to much about how she appears to others. She loves to be the one to set the style and she hates for anyone to criticize her for not being at her best. Therefore, Leo can certainly work hard to stay fit and trim as she loves being at her best.
    In Leo, the Sun is magnetic, forceful, and dominate. You possess a good nature that is very generous, allowing you to attract many friends and followers. You can easily become a natural leader because of your demeanor and because you are ambitious, determined, and highly industrious. Self-assurance and dignity are very strong in your nature. Your magnetic personality lets you sell yourself or your ideas easily, and your persistence at doing so further enhances your leadership potential. You are at your best when placed in charge of a large scheme, for you are truly a fine organizer. You enjoy being in a position of authority because you know you were born to rule. Your sunny disposition allows you to be candid, outspoken, and very direct in all matters, without upsetting people. You possess natural leadership ability, and project such confidence and authority that you inspire others to follow you.
    The typical Leo is a natural showman, and delights in having a full measure of recognition and admiration. Leo is the most expressive sign in the zodiac. You love to show off. You probably see your role in life as the starring role. Often the Leo personality chooses some artistic form through which to express talent. There is much drama associated with Leo, and the general approach to life is full of emotional exuberance. If you are not careful, these traits can result in too large an ego, which in turn can make you very susceptible to flattery. Though you have a high opinion of yourself, you still need the approbation and appreciation of your friends and followers. Your ego needs constant reinforcement. This helps keep the spotlight focused on your activities.
    Naturally emotionally exuberant, you are not only a good actor, but you make a truly outstanding teacher, as well. The Leo association with the fifth house of the chart suggests a strong bond with children. You may consider your children to be expressions of your creativity. Typically, the Leo is very close to children, the loving benefactor and protector.

    The lordly Leo sometimes feels there should be an automatic granting of power and authority. Because of this, you may be one of those Leo types who doesn't feel the need to work your way to the top. Though in many ways you show that you are ambitious, you also can be lazy. You may only want to work at jobs that offer prestige, glamour, power or a good time. You exert yourself only in those situations were you can exhibit your star quality, and garner the attention and respect of others.
    Your gift is surely the ability that you naturally possess to lead and to inspire. You are at home on the stage or at the podium. Your poorest showing comes when you are unable to control your ego, and you let an exaggerated sense of your own importance get the upper hand. In spite of your self-assurance and dignity, you may have a degree of concern about being laughed at or disgraced in some way. Again, ego is at the base of your nature and being. -
    2885 days ago
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    Hope you have a great day!!

    2885 days ago
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