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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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    Hey Done Girl! Just checking in to see where you be!
    Congrats on the pounds Done Gone!


    3078 days ago
    Hi Amy,

    My name is Lori. This is my first time visiting your page, and I just found Sparkpeople 5 days ago. I wanted to read some success stories, and I chose to read yours because of your kind smile and honest face.

    Your story is very inspiring to me, and it sounds like you and I have many things in common. My highest weight was 262, and my goal is 138. You named your daughter "Raven," and that is an important totem animal for me (my husband and 10-yr-old son and I have an ancient celtic/pagan and Native American heritage).

    I'll be creating my own Page within the next week (gotta get some camera batteries :)), and I'd like to keep in touch, if that's ok with you?

    Thanks for sharing your story - reading it helps me BELIEVE I CAN walk the path to health.

    Blessings and Wellness to you and yours,

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    3084 days ago
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2012!!!
    Where are ya, Done Girl!? I hope no matter where you find yourself in life, you are definitely enjoying it this birthday!!

    All the very best,
    3093 days ago
  • v no profile image JWSLIM
    Hi. I have just started Spark People a few weeks ago. I really was inspired by your success story. I just wanted to say thanks for your inspiring words.
    3094 days ago
  • v MIMOSA87
    Waaaaauuuw good job! You look beautiful!
    3140 days ago
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