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Hello I am Amy from Denver, Colorado welcome to my Sparkpage.... I am a 22 year Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivor and a 7 time small full-blown stroke survivor!

I have also joined the 5% Winter Challenge with the Awesome A Team. This will be my second 5% Challenge!

I am the Team Leader of the Managing Diabetes Group! and the WL (Weight Leader) for the 2019 Winter Awesome A Team!

1/31/2019: I now have to wear oxygen 24/7.

I have worked myself up to 90+ minutes of walking for cardio every morning and getting 90+ minutes of strength training. My favorite tool for strength training are the Resistance Bands.

I neglected myself for many years after the loss of my husband in 2001. I lived on a diet of chips and Mountain Dew. It was very hard stopping the chip and Mountain Dew habit. I have turned my mind around and I am now living a healthy lifestyle.

The 10 years that I neglected my body because at the time I just plain didn't care anymore about myself, unfortunately the self abuse has left me now with serious life threating diseases: COPD(Emphysema), Type 2 Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease, Heart Disease and Morbid Obesity. I was also diagosed with Gastroparesis, this is something I have had since my childhood and never knew I had a problem.For about a year I carried around self-pity. Just with the COPD(Emphysema) alone there is no cure and it progresses. I went to Pulmonary Rehab in 2015 and learned how I can slow down its progression, I rejoined Pulmonary Rehab in December 2018 to get refreshed and possibly new information this time around.

Lately have I been saying who says I am going to have my life cut short from COPD(Emphysema) or my other diseases I am going to win the battle with every single one of them! The BODY achieves what the MIND believes!



Member Since: 12/29/2017

Fitness Minutes: 32,795

My Goals:
Go from 215 to 115 by June 2019 and maintain it!

Grow mind and soul!

Live a life of positivity and gratitude!

To always strive to be better than I was the day before!

Learn something new everyday!

Living a healthy lifestyle!

Exploring my options!


My Program:
Biggest Loser 10 week Winter Snow More Excuses Challenge with the Crystal Tiger Team

5% Winter Challenge with the Awesome A Team

Pulmonary Rehabilitation 2 days a week

Following dietician advice for a Diabetic/CKD and heart healthy diet

Walk daily for at least 60 minutes

At least 30 minutes of strength training Sparkpeople workout videos 5 times a week

Resistance Band and dumbbell exercises

PT exercises 7 days a week, three times a day

Visualization and Motivational/Spiritual exercises

Pratice Gratitude

Reflect upon my days

Learn something new everyday

Plan my days and stay on track

Practice Positvitity



Personal Information:
I am 49, single mother of 3, two sons 30&27 and a daughter 26, we have 4 cats ages 11, 3 and two that are 2. These will be the last cats will have as I somehow have developed a severe allergy to them.Our dog passed away on January 2nd, 2018 at the age of 12. I think he will be the last dog that I will have.I love to walk in the open space trails it is so peaceful just being in nature. I love reading and writing, embroidery, coloring and learning new things!


Other Information:
I am exploring as many self-employment options available to me. I sold Thirty-One for a year without much success. I sold Mary Kay for a year and a half with a lot of success, but had a very egotistic Sales Director and upline, as I don't like dealing with people like that I left the company in December 2018!
I have recently went to classes for Stock market investing and real estate investing, I am going to explore the real estate investing further.
I love volunteering my time for cancer and animal rescue charities.




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