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Well, my name is Melissa. I'm 26 years old. I recently went to the doctor and explained that I was tired of being angry and depressed all the time. Partly to do with all the stress from work and partly to do with my weight. It has always been a struggle, because I've always been the bigger one in my group of friends. My clothes style is jeans and t-shirts, has always been. It;s the most comfortable thing for me AND mainly contains black shirts, I feel as if it hides some of my fat. I don't know. I'm just ready to get rid of it.. I'm 26 years old, I'm ready to get this weight off and feel great about myself. I don't look my weight, but when I reached 270 I nearly died. I've actually stayed at about a size 18 - 20 from high school all the way up to now, and I still am. It's all in my stomach I believe, and I've come to realize I just need to get rid of it. I've recently started taking Phentermine which the doctor gave me to help suppress my appetite. I was skeptical at first, I was like there is no way this is going to work, but it has. I actually eat less than I used to. I now order kids meals if I do eat out. I rarely finish my food so I've started taking smaller portions. There's times that I don't eat (which I know is bad) but, I'm just not hungry. I'm definitely the type of person that needs motivation to push me along. I have a cousin that is willing to go with me to the gym, but he leaves next month on a two month trip. I'm going to have to move myself along and I think that's going to be hard. I would love to lose total about 100 lbs, if I can lose more that would be great. I get discouraged very easily though, so I'm kind of worried about that.

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    Hey San Antonio Sparker----- how is 2011 going so far? I am leaving you this awesome comment because I want you to stop by the San Antonio Spark Team and check out some of the new threads and new people who have joined the team since December!

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    2596 days ago
    Welcome to Spark and the Spark San Antonio Team! We are here to encourage and support you. Hopefully we can start meeting up to exercise. A couple of us are training for the Rock and Roll 1/2 marathon that is in November if you want to join, we are starting out easy. I am a beginner too. Either way, stop by the team to post or participate in our May Challenge!


    2842 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/11/2010 8:01:01 AM
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    so glad to see you here. There are so many great accomplishments from the people on her that I think they will give you the motivation that you need. I know you can do it. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2843 days ago
    Hi and welcome to Sparkpeople. Congrats on the move to a healthier lifestyle. Take it one step, one day at a time. Monitor what you eat, drink plenty of water and get exercise. By joining teams, and being active on posting on the teams and taking part in the challenges & team really helps with encouragement, support and motivation. Check out the teams on my page or do a search for ones with your interests. If I can be of any help, please let me know.
    2854 days ago