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This was me in in 2001 altough i love myself I do not want to get back to this weight...

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Hello, My name is melissa and I live in burlington, vermont. I have been struggling with my weight for most of my life and I can say it is getting harder for me. I was going through a divorce last year and I was dealing with alot of health issues. I joined planet fitness and I was going faithfully but fell off track it is now time for me to get back on track and achieve my goals. I am on spark people to get the support from others struggling to lose weight as well, I am hoping that the motivation and support will help me stay on track this time. I have tried weight watchers, atkins, south beach and so many other diets but with no luck or I lost weight but then it all came back. I am committed this time and willing to try anything. Hope to meet lots of new friends and people on the site.

Member Since: 6/18/2006

Fitness Minutes: 183

My Goals:
My first goal would be to lose at least 100 lbs. by summer of 2015

My second goal is to become healthy and get my diabetes under control

Another goal would be to be able to go to a restaurant with my family without worrying if they have seats wide enough for me to sit.

My Program:
Things I am doing to maintain my goals are drinking 8 glasses of water a day, walk no less then 10 minutes aminutes a day, switching off with a cardio workout. I also do some zumba at times, I am eating healthier while keeping my portions smaller. I am keeping track of my calorie intake as well as my sodium intake, I am trying to make more homemade meals rather then buying canned foods and soups that have tons of sodium in them. I am also going to cut out the carbs that I intake because it is as if carbs are my bestfriend.

Personal Information:
As I try to get onto spark people all the time or at least daily I don't always achieve that so my email address outside of spark people is, please feel free to email me with any questions or if you would like to know more....Hugs

Other Information:
I got the motivation I need now to improve my health and weight loss goals....

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    You are so inspirational. your energy level is amazing. From reading your blog, I feel confident you will succeed. Thank you for letting me be your friend. Feel free to send me note anytime. your friend Becky
    2632 days ago
    Happy Birthday!!!

    Wishing you all the best in the year to come.
    May your days be filled with sunshine and beautiful colors.
    And may your nights be filled with comforting dreams and wishes to come.

    Here’s to a very happy and healthy up-coming year!!
    4400 days ago
    Hi there!!
    Glad that you added me to your friends. You have made the right decision getting back on track. Give yourself credit for doing this. There are going to be ups and downs but please do not give up on yourself when you hit a down. Looking forward to getting to know you and embarking on this journey with you!!
    4406 days ago
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    Hello from another Melissa. :) I'm with you on the healthier, happier with me kick. I have had a lot of changes in the past few years. Divorce in progress and I am so tired of being lonely but I know I can't expect others to love me if I'm not too happy with me. So with a change of attitude I'm back at Spark to get so more weight off. I managed 15 lbs loss in 2008 with a lot of up and downs. 2009 is going to be a much better year. I am taking care of ME and making my priorities for me much higher. I want to be a great roll model for my daughter and I want her to have a healthy background so she never has to have this worry. She is bright and outgoing and I know what weight gain does to a teen. :(
    4503 days ago
    Hey there chica I just wanted to stop by and welcome you to the SparkTeam Have FUN & get RID of 200+. My name is Cindy and I am one of the mods. I want you to feel encouraged and supported by us all, YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    4510 days ago
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