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Hi I am Amy. I have always thought that the eyes truly are the window to the soul. They are a very beautiful part of who we are, not only on the outside but on the inside too! That is why I chose to title my page "Eyes on the Prize". If you look into someone's eyes you look past all of their outside imperfections and just deep into their soul. That's where the substance of a person really lies. I feel like my eyes tell everyone how I feel. Lately they have been kind of sad because to me, my weight has kept me from meeting my potential as a person. I am not so concerned about the "look" of being overweight (although I don't like the way I look when I carry extra weight) as I am the "implications" of being overweight. Being able to accomplish the things that I want to do in my life and staying healthy is important to me. Therefore, I must take the necessary steps to lose this weight and improve myself to be the best I can be! That's where the journey comes in. It is the prize. It is cherishing who and what we have, meeting new people, providing support to others in need, and taking the steps necessary to be healthier and happier. "It's up to YOU, Amy.
The journey is the prize."




Member Since: 7/21/2006

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My Goals:
10/4/06: I would like to reach 140 pounds by summer ''07. I would like to fit into a size 10 and become more physically fit. I would like to be able to put on a bathing suit and not feel terribly self conscious. I would like to be able to do some physically challenging and adventurous things like run a marathon, go snow skiing on a black diamond course out west and water ski again. I would like to be pretty again for my husband and be able to wear something sort of "sexy" :)


My Program:
I am doing LA weight loss AGAIN (started today 10/4/06)...but I know the program works for me and is a healthy and supportive way to lose weight. I love to walk outside and change to the treadmill in the winter.



Personal Information:
I am from Indianapolis and have lived her most of my life. I love INDY! I am a big COLTS and Notre Dame fan. I have a husband and 3 children who are the loves of my life. I am an animal lover as well and have 2 dogs and 2 bunnies. I am a nurse and work part time at a large hospital here in Indy in the PACU, after being in Open Heart Recovery for 20+ years. AND, I am INTENSELY patriotic! My favorite movie is: Chocolat' My favorite season is: football!! My favorite color is green and my favorite number is really 7 but during football season its 18. Please stop by and say HI!!! I love to make new friends from all over the world!


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"Remember that EVERYTHING has God''s fingerprints upon it. The fact that we can''t see the beauty in something doesn't mean that it isn't there! Rather, it suggests that we are not looking carefully enough or with broad enough perspective to see it" ---UNKNOWN

"The Earth laughs in flowers."-Emerson








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  • v AMBBOOGIE
    I knew we could do it! SUPERBOWL BABY!!!
    5152 days ago
  • v POSBAN
    YA THEY DID IT We/re going to the superbpowl....What a beautiful game,
    5153 days ago
  • v POSBAN
    Hello. I bet they cant sleep!! I know I have been keyed up to. At work we have a sales rep in NE and he and I have been picking at each other all week to. I hpray they win so I don't have to eat crow!!! I can't wait only hours away now. Here we go all they way to SUPER BOWL!!!!
    5154 days ago
  • v ERTHGRL
    Well Thank You Amy!!....I really appreciate your sharing with me.....about what we have in common........it's nice to know I am not alone in this "journey" .......but so far, I am having a really slow start to actually being on my journey..........all this food logging is REALLY time consuming and I don't see how anyone can spend this much time on the computer keeping track of everything...............and I haven't even been tracking excercise since I haven't started that yet! Right now, I am sort of down about all this.......I just don't see how I can eat less than 2000 calories a day without being hungry all the time............and I know from experience, if I am hungry, I EAT.

    I mean, I just feel like a car with an empty gas tank.......like I don't have enough fuel to be able to function.........unless I eat when I feel hungry. I try to eat every four hours during the day......so my blood sugar will be more even and I won't eat as much. If I wait much longer than that, then I go into "starvation mode" and I EAT EVERYTHING IN SIGHT!

    I am proud of myself for spending time every day since my OFFICIAL START (Jan 15, 2007) spending at least some time thinking about all this and trying to track my food intake.......at least I am doing something.......and that's better than doing nothing (or rather, not even thinking about it at all.)

    I hope my depression and discouragment about all this will lift when I begin to excercise and hopefully see some results. I know it's like the Nike commercial.....I have to "Just Do It"..............but it is SO COLD and I hate the thought of walking in it.......and I cannot afford a gym membership right now......well, here's a thought, I live right in front of the High School and every evening they let people come in and walk the hallways....out of the cold.......I even tried that last year, but got discouraged because even the elderly little old men and women were whizzing right on by me......and no-one even said "Hi"..........

    sorry, but I guess I am just really down right now. I do REALLY APPRECIATE that you took the time to write.....thank you for the encouragement....

    Earthgirl Rhonda
    5154 days ago
  • v TUCKER59
    I have not been working the program due to a lovely stomach monster which probably caused me to lose wt anyhow. The doggie has been good company. At least I get out 3 times a day to walk her. I am feeling better now and must go back to holding off on spurging. I hate having to go past the cookie aisle. Call me anytimme. Luv, Alice
    5156 days ago
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