Motivational Betty Boop
Hello, I'm Melissa, most people call me Mel. I am here to do something for myself, after a very long and trying year of interruptions in my journey to a healthier me. I don't know where my journey will lead me but I'm here to give it the best that I can.
It's time to move forward and bring some positive into my life after all this negative.
To loose 5 pounds.
To loose 10 pounds.
To walk 1 mile - ACCOMPLISHED 11-17-14
To walk 2 miles.
To walk 3 miles.
To go for a jog.
To wear jeans that are not in the "20's" anymore.
To participate in a "Color Run"
To walk a 5k event.
Walking on my treadmill daily.
Walking with my dogs as the weather permits.
Learning more healthy ways of eating, and trying new recipes.
Learning to follow serving sizes.
I am a single 37 yr old woman from extreme small town Kansas. We have maybe 200 people here and that's including the surrounding farms hahaha. No stop lights, 3 churches, a co-op, a post office, and a gas station and that's about it now days, about an hours drive from any Wal-Mart. So now when I say extreme small town you know what I mean. I was born and raised here, in fact I live on the property where my Grandparents used to live. There's nothing like small town life, being able to sit out on the back porch and listen to the birds while watching the squirrels run around....though ya won't catch me doing that right now because it's winter with snow on the ground lol.
I live here with my 2 corgi's Miss Molly Mae and Ranger. And a cat named Pebbles(yeah I don't know where I came up with that name either).
I enjoy reading, crocheting, embroidery, quilting, baking.
I have health issues, lots of them. They make getting healthy a pain in the rear sometime
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 286.0
Hi Mel, and it's so good that you're back in the saddle again. What a joy to get your message on my page. Awesome in fact. I'm on Xeljanz, which is a pill, twice/day, so what a relief to not have any injections. I sure feel for you with that. I know exactly how they feel. No fun! Maybe one day you'll be able to get a biologic in pill form too. It would be so nice if so many of them came that way. A relief to thousands of people! I just got done eating for the day. A cheat day actually and it felt good for a change! We can't diet every day, that's for sure. Just think of a cheat day once a week, if you want too, and it makes life feel a little easier! I need to get swimming once again. It's been awhile. I'm thinking of dropping my membership with it, and getting back on my recumbent bike. All I know is that I need to get back into exercise! Can't walk anymore for exercise, because my feet are so horribly bad from RA/OA! I'm too young for this, aren't I?! Ugh! My Rheumy advised me that, and I KNOW how sore they are after a day of shopping, so I know that he must be right! Thinking of you Girl, in your RA Flare!! Not any fun at all! Hugs to you, Karen
560 days ago
You can do this Mel!!! We will both succeed and I am right there with you, right at the starting line!!
560 days ago
Hi Mel! Where'd ya go? I hope everything is going well for you!!
827 days ago
I just caught up on your last blog entry; you are sounding so positive in the face of challenges and I'm really glad to read it! I have a 12 1/2 year old puppy myself and every day is full of worry and accommodations to keep him happy and comfortable.
Great job on the food tracking, lbs lost, and blood pressure! Keep doing what you're doing!
871 days ago
That is so horribly sad about dear, precious Molly. You are such a good caretaker for her and that's just what she needs for the rest of her life. Love is the very best medicine for your furry loved one. My thoughts will be with you so much with her.
885 days ago