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My guy and I right after saying I DO!!!

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On my 26th birthday - 210lbs.

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I started out on Spark in August of 2011 at 337 pounds. Over the course of the next year I lost over 100 pounds and have been in maintenance for over a year now. Working to stick to the low 180's or high 170's.

So much has changed since I lost the weight... I NEVER want to go back to that girl I was before. Time to live life like it should be lived!

Highest ever recorded weight - 344 (July 2010)
Starting weight this time around - 337 (Aug 2011)
Starting weight on Spark - 329 (Sept 2011)
187 (Nov 2012)
Maintaining - 185(January 2014)

Member Since: 8/30/2011

Fitness Minutes: 81,196

My Goals:
Fought my way from 344 to 185. 10 more pounds till I reach my goal weight!

310- 10/31/11 *check!* Met goal 10/8/11
300- 11/25/11 *check!* Met goal 10/30/11
280- 12/31/11 *check!* Met goal 12/10/11
270- 2/01/12 *check!* Met goal 12/31/11
260- 3/15/12 *check* Met goal 2/4 (this was the hardest one yet!)
250- 4/15/12 *check* Met goal 3/10/12
237-100 lbs- 5/01/12 *check* Met goal 3/31/12
230- 4/30/12 *check* Met goal 4/14/2012
220- 6/01/12 *check* Met goal 5/19/2012
214- 7/01/12 *check* Met goal 6/2/2012
199- 8/15/12 *check* Met goal 8/4/2012
190- 10/01/12, *check* Met goal 10/13/12
187 -(150 lbs down!) 11/15/12 *check* Met goal 11/4/2012

My Program:
-Calorie Counting everything
-Exercise at least 6 days a week, no matter what's going on.
-Eat smaller portions
-Learn more about healthy foods and options.

Personal Information:
My name is Amanda and I'm from Wisconsin. I live with my fiance and our two fur babies. I love to scrapbook, clean (yes, I know... weird!) cook and take photos, watch horror movies, go out with friends, and live life!

Other Information:
I'm a hardcore zombie movie lover. I've got my own escape plan if it ever happens! Working on rule #1 in Zombieland... cardio! Can't be fat and still run away from a zombie! :-)

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  • v EMMY_DUCKIE149
    Thanks for your blog love!

    We didn't really do much. It was total relaxation and it was awesome. We stayed at the Royal Suites Turquesa by Palladium. All-inclusive, no kids. Ah-maz-ing.

    1. If you're drinkers (I used mine for water, actually!), purchase some BUBBAs before you go. They'll fill them up at the bar. Your drink stays cool and you don't have to flag the bar staff every 10 minutes.

    2. Take X amount of cash for tips and other things. We did not find that it was worth converting to their money system. Every booth has a different ratio, and you can't convert the money back. Blah. A buck or two at a restaurant will make the wait-staff very, very happy.

    3. Have transportation set up BEFORE you go, to and from the airport. They will swoop down on you as soon as you step into the "airport." You will understand the quotations when you land. We did everything through Vacation Express. Their rates were phenomenal!

    4. Part of your money set-aside should be for a "tourist pass," aka "rip off." We had to pay $10/person to get in the airport to receive a ticket that we ended up literally turning around and handing to another man right there. Biggest joke. Sadly, the joke was on us. We were told we would have to pay $20/person to leave but ended up not having to. Be prepared for this. It might be cash only.

    5. We did end up doing ONE thing-- we toured in dune buggies! It was hilarious! BRING BANDANAS AND SUNGLASSES. Their bandanas are $5. Bring them from home if you want to do this!

    This excursion is referred to as "boogies." We went through our Vacation Express people for this, too. We were warned away from the beach people selling these trips. If you're up for a roll of the dice, the beach combers tend to have better prices, but then you risk them just running away with your money. And not getting a trip. At all. We felt it safer to go with V.E. because we knew we could track them down.

    The ride is so much fun! You visit Macao Beach (so beautiful, so, so beautiful!), drive through mud, visit a plantation for coffee, chocolate, and cigars, and then an underwater cave. Be sure to bring clothes you don't mind mucking up!

    6. Know Spanish. Buy a little translation book. People do know English, but this is not Mexico. They do not expect their patrons to be English-speaking. At least, they didn't at our resort. We knew next-to-no Spanish and we did... okay. Knowing Spanish would have helped.

    7. Prices can be negotiated. This is not America. Talk 'em down!

    8. If you are confused, find an English-speaking person and ask questions. We stopped just about every American couple we could find to figure out how our resort worked. Embarrassment can take a backseat. You want to enjoy your honeymoon!

    Not sure what else I can share. If you have any questions, let me know. I'll do my best to answer.

    You will have a blast!
    2123 days ago
    Just stopping by to say emoticon Hope you're having a great week.

    2135 days ago
  • v EMMY_DUCKIE149
    Rockin' it! ;) Thank you!
    2145 days ago
  • v EMMY_DUCKIE149
    Thank you and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!
    2151 days ago
  • v EMMY_DUCKIE149
    Picked up my dress yesterday! EEP! So close!

    Back is feeling better. Haven't done much working out, but I've been staying pretty busy and active anyway. Just have to stretch it out once in awhile to work a few kinks out, but I should be dominating the dance floor come Saturday!

    All the little pieces are falling in place! I'm ready for it! Just want it here already! Good luck with your finishing touches!
    2165 days ago
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