My first solo flight! October 2005. Approx. 265-275 lbs
8/14/08. 205 lbs-Stretchy jr's size 13 (12W) jeans
December 2005. Approx 275-285lbs (my previous heaviest weight)
Hi! My name is Melissa. I am 31 years old, and I've been overweight almost my whole life. I am trying to change to a healthy lifestyle, but my schedule (FT work & FT school) makes it really difficult. I am doing a combination of things, but overall the most is with the Sonoma Diet. I definitely look forward to a lifestyle change with the Sonoma Diet! My schedule and living situation makes it difficult to exercise, but I am interested in and want to use Zumba DVDs, Turbo Jam, and Hip Hop Abs. I also have a Wii with Wii Fit Plus, and the Biggest Loser Game--so I'll be using those eventually, too!
I'm 5'9" tall, and after checking a BMI calculator, my goal is to get to about 140-150 (I'll pick a more specific weight when I get closer to my ideal weight and see what looks about right). I'm hoping to get to my goal weight sometime around when I finally graduate from college (May, 2016)
When I get to 190 lbs, and have the money for it, I'm going to look into going SKYDIVING (which has a weight limit of like 230 to it, so I couldn't do it originally) to mark my big "drop" in weight. ;-)
--Get to my ideal weight (about 140-150) and a healthy BMI.
--Tone up my body, especially my abs.
--Get to a nice (medium-low) body fat percentage.
--Live a healthy lifestyle, for once.
--Fit into a size 6 or smaller, if I can (whatever looks right on me--I won't let myself become underweight just to fit into a smaller size)).
I'm using the Sonoma Diet for my diet--both to lose weight, and to eat healthier overall.
I'm using Zumba DVDs and 2 Beachbody.com programs--Turbo Jam and Hip Hop Abs--for my exercise program--to lose weight (cardio), tone up (building muscle/strength), and to HAVE FUN exercising (so I can keep with the exercising both to lose weight AND to continue exercise even after I reach my ideal weight so I STAY at my goal weight and always be as healthy as I can).
I also have a Wii with Wii Fit Plus and the Biggest Loser Game, so I'll be using those, too!
My name is Melissa, I'm 31 years old, and I recently moved back to the USA after living in Germany 2 times for a total of 2.5 years. I'm a student pilot and currently work at a local airport where the business/private jets come in. When I finish school (May 2016), I plan to move back to Europe (Sweden). I also hope to get married in the next couple of years, and to finally start a family.
My biggest challenge is going to be sticking to my diet/exercise plan. Especially when I have a really busy schedule during the semesters (work FT and school FT!) But I NEED to stay dedicated, and THIS year HAS to be THE year I lose the weight--so hopefully it will all work out as planned.....
Weight loss support buddies are definitely a plus! Feel free to add me as a friend! And if you'd like, send me a message/email and we can exchange contact info, as well! ;-)
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| current weight: 285.2
I was just wondering how you were doing and if you were back in Germany?
Hope you had some happy holidays!
2099 days ago
Hi Melissa und herzlich willkommen im "Team Germany". Ich hoffe, es gefällt Dir bei uns.. fühl Dich wie zu Hause ,-))
2149 days ago
I'm glad that you joined the Eagles Wings team. Your story would be an inspiration to a few of the members of the team, I hope you post an Introduction letter to the other members, telling them a little about yourself. Brie, Team Leader of the Eagles Wings.
2459 days ago
Glad to have you join the Gold's Gym Cardio Workout team. We have some new challenges coming up in January. Hope you have a great week!
2465 days ago
Welcome to Wii Exercise and Wii Fit Plus!!!! We are so glad to have you on our team!!!! Be sure to check out the challenges and postings. Feel free to ask any questions or post any accomplishments that you want to share with the team. We are a very supportive team with very caring people. Please introduce yourself to the team and get ready to Wii!!!! We can lose the weight and get healthy together!!!!
2466 days ago
Comment edited on: 12/27/2009 4:03:14 AM