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a work in progress, lost 42 lbs here.

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I started my journey in May of 2008. I had just given birth to my beautiful son in April, and I weighed an all time high of 207. I had only gained 30 lbs, but I had started out way to heavy, and I was still carrying 10 pregnancy pounds. I also have a daughter, and I was only 25 years old. I knew I had to do something. I could no longer deny that fact that I was FAT.

I joined WW, and started to lose weight immediately. I set a goal of losing 5 pound/month. I lost about 40 pounds doing WW online, and I joined Spark People in March 2009 to hopefully lose that last 20-25 pounds.

I have since lost those last few pounds, and I'm currently learning to maintain and working on becoming more physically fit. I ran my first 6k in April 2010 and I finished in about 42 minutes. This was a huge accomplishment for me, as it used to take me 15 minutes to run a single mile.

Member Since: 3/23/2009

Fitness Minutes: 27,763

My Goals:
I am now basically in maintenance mode. I would like to lose an extra 10 lbs, but I know that last 10 is the hardest. I also want to stop eating late at night, drink more water and live a healthy and active lifestyle.

My Program:
Portion control is my number one hindrance. As far as exercise, I alternate between Turbo Fire, Yoga and Belly Dancing.

Personal Information:
My name is Amani. I'm a 20-something mom of two.
Here are some things that make me happy:
Romantic Comedies
Coffee in the morning
Listening to my DD read
Listening to my son try to say "yellow"
An uninterrupted nap
Reading a good book
How I feel after a good workout
Trying new recipes
Online window shopping

Other Information:
I just finished my MA in English Language and Literature and I currently teach little ones.

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    emoticon emoticon to STRENGTHEN AND TONE YOUR BODY.
    It's a great team and you'll find lots of support and fun to be had on the message boards.
    We try to come up with fresh challenges at the beginning of every month and new games so keep an eye out.
    Anything I do to help you just holler- you can leave a message on my page or privately email me- I’m here.
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    Hope to see you around hun

    Co leader 40s and up...SCULPTING A NEW U

    3876 days ago
    emoticon to SparkPeople gorgeous! This is a great site, and it has helped me tremendously! I am sure you will love it. My name is Kimmie and if you ever have any questions or need support then I am here! SparkTeams are a great way to stay motivated so please feel free to check out the SparkTeam on my page called No Topic Off Limits emoticon Hope to see you there!! The best of luck to you on all of your goals and always keep in mind that, YOU CAN DO IT!
    3985 days ago
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    emoticon Hi! Welcome to SparkPeople from a fellow Texan!! You'll find a lot of genuinely supportive people on this site. I would like to invite emoticon you to my Spark Team SPARK FLAMES. It's a no-fluff, no-nonsense, serious approach to losing weight for people who are trying to be realistic about their weight loss goals. This team is full of fun, support and motivation. I would be HONORED to have you as part of the team! Together we can do it!

    If you have ANY questions please feel free to ask. I'll do my best to answer any questions. I look forward to seeing you on the team.

    3985 days ago
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