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My name is Melissa, I'm 27 years old and I have a 1 year old son. I have lived my entire life overweight. It was never something I was ashamed of, I have always thought that I was beautiful both inside and out. I think that is what has always prevented me from losing the weight, I never really thought it was a problem. I have finally come to realize that it is a problem, feeling beautiful on the outside doesn't mean that my body is doing well on the inside... I discovered when I was pregnant that I'm a type 2 diabetic. I know it is 100% weight related and I can change this! During my pregnancy I stuck to my diet completely and never gained a pound, I wasn't doing it for myself, I was doing it for my son; his health completely depended on how I treated my body and for him I made the right choices. Shortly after he was born I was thinner then I had been in years, but I fell right back into my old bad habits. I ended up gaining back all but 3 pounds. The weight gain didn't bother me for a long time but I'm starting to feel uncomfortable in my own skin, I don't recognize the girl looking back at me in the mirror. And whats even worse, my son is starting to pick up my bad habits. I finally realized that I don't need to do this just for me, I have to make real changes for life, for my baby. I know it won't be easy, but I want to completely change my way of life so that my son will grow up healthy. I want to be able to teach him to make healthy choices everyday by leading by example.

Member Since: 8/23/2009

Fitness Minutes: 125

My Goals:
To lose 10 pounds a month

To not quit because I had a bad day!

To get outside with my son!

To be excited to wear a bathing suit this summer

I want to learn a healthy way of eating that is more than just a diet, but a way to eat for life. I want to get down to a healthy weight and find fun ways to exercise everyday that my son can participate in too

My Program:
watching my calories, sugar and fat.

Walking 2.5 miles at least 3 times a week

making sure I log on to spark people everyday!

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  • v FROGGY333
    thank you so much! i have my internet back so i havent been on in a few days... but look at you loosing 20 lbs!!
    2878 days ago
    I had gotten Dejorno pizza with mushrooms and spinach so at least if I have a serving size its only 260 calories and I can have some vegies to help fill me up. This way I won't feel guilty :D
    2907 days ago
    emoticon to the Ladies Who Love Ink team! Stop by and introduce yourself. We are a great group of women who are here to celebrate with you as well as offer support when you need it along this journey! Glad to have you here and will 'see' you around the message boards! You can do this!

    2913 days ago
    Congratulations on hitting your goal for the month!!! emoticon
    2914 days ago
  • v ANGIED1987
    Hello! thanks, your son is cute too! They do grow up fast i cant believe he is 4 months already! And he is getting so big he was so tiny when he was born now hes a chunker! That's one reason why i want to loose weight and get healthy, to set a good example for my son, my husband works out every week day, he is in the army so he has to do pt.
    I just joined spark a couple weeks ago, that is good to hear about your friend i want to loose about 90 lbs but 60 will put me back at my pre preg weight so i will be happy with that too!

    I hope i can help keep you motivated as we do this 8 week challenge!

    Angie W
    2918 days ago
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