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My name is Melissa. I'm 47. I have lost a little over 70 pounds. I am looking for more support as I lose the last 10 pounds on my weight loss journey.

Things about me: I have always loved ladybugs. I have 4 ladybug tattoos. I started my ladybug obsession when I was in my teens. It's kind of died down now that I'm in my 40's but it used to be really crazy and obsessive where I had tons of ladybug things/decorations in every room of my home.

I have 3 children ages 27, 24 and 21. My youngest son recently married and is expecting his first child (my 2nd grandchild!). I also have a 4.5 year old grandson. Life is really good for me right now.

I have had tremendous losses of life in my family. I think that is what led to my weight gain to 201 pounds. My father died of ALS, my brother in law and my cousin took their own lives in the last 3 years. Just a lot of loss and how I handled it was eating to stuff the feelings down, down, down.

I really love food and love to eat. Food is a drug for me and unfortunately one that I "have" to deal with each day. Unlike cigarettes and alcohol and drugs, food is something I HAVE to consume. Learning to control my consumption has been the most challenging thing for me, yet the most rewarding. I am happy I have gone down the weight loss trail and look forward to my continued progress!


Member Since: 5/8/2013

Fitness Minutes: 38,504

My Goals:
New Goals on 10/22/2013:

Lose down to 130 lbs.

Walk 30 min. daily.

Log in daily to SP.

Track all food & activity.

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Sparkpeople is providing so much information for me!! I have been getting more healthier over the last 3 years. My top weight was 203 pounds. I tried numerous diets that DID work but I didn't feel supported. I have been on SP since May of 2013 and have found many friends who are experiencing the same journey as myself. I love this site!!

I am now tracking all my food and activity through SP.



Personal Information:
I live in Kansas but was born and raised in Texas, where I met my husband. We relocated to his home state of Oklahoma and he attended school, where after his graduation from OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, we relocated again to Kansas for his job. Kansas is interesting but it's not home.


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I love college football. Oklahoma STATE University is my FAVORITE TEAM EVER! Go Pokes! I love Big 12 football!




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  • v GLAMNGLOWDIVA
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    Happy Valentine's Day! Whoever you spend it with today may it be wonderful! *~ Paula *~

    Q: What do squirrels give for Valentine's Day?
    A: Forget-me-nuts.

    Q: What did the valentine card say to the stamp?
    A: Stick with me and we'll go places!

    Q: What did the stamp say to the envelope?
    A: I'm stuck on you.

    Q: Why did the banana go out with the prune?
    A: Because it couldn't get a date.

    " Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them." (Francesco Guicciardini)

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    862 days ago
  • v FELINEBETTER
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  • v JANE1216
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    Thank you for dropping off the high5 goodie! It's always so encouraging to receive encouragement from spark friends!

    Have a wonderful week!

    Jane
    873 days ago
  • v JANE1216
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    Greetings and WELCOME to the WW Team! So glad you have joined us and looking forward to enjoying the journey with you!


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    Love your before/after pics Melissa --- you look great!!!
    876 days ago
  • v KATESNANA1
    WOW ! You go girl !!! Congrats on the weight loss!
    I also was a WW member, yes, too expensive, and SP is far better! The website has SO much to offer !
    My weight loss is like a sea-saw... up and down !! It's a very s l o w process for me!
    I was always the "skinny" one in the family until I hit menopause! My metabolism didn't just slow down, it came to a complete halt !!
    Keep up the good work !!!
    Oh! I too like ladybugs !!

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    876 days ago
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