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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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Summer/Fall 2009... 355 miles on my bike!

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

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  • v no profile image TOKENFATGUY
    Thanks for posted to my blog last week. The new adventure of TokenFatGuy just posted.

    NOTE: I've been thinking of putting a big pile of stuff in a corner of my cubical at work and putting a sign on it that says, "This is how much weight I've lost."
    4584 days ago
    emoticon to HEY BEAUTIFUL! Glad you've joined the team =)
    4598 days ago
  • v NEWSTART127
    Welcome to the Virtual Walk/Run/Cycle Team!
    It's such a great way to log all the activity that you're doing!
    See you on the trail!

    PS: Congrats on all the weight you've lost! AWESOME!
    4605 days ago
    Hi there! First of all I wanted to say congratulations on losing 80 pounds! That is fantastic. I also wanted to take an opportunity to welcome you to the Pittsburgh Sparkers. Everyone is very encouraging and motivational, so feel free to use us as a support along the way to losing that last stubborn weight. Good luck with your healthy lifestyle goals, and I look forward to getting to know you better on the boards!
    4612 days ago
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