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This is "me" at my starting weight. I actually think my virtual model looks better than me! No flabby arms! Lol!

This is "me" at the halfway point of my weight loss goal. I think I look pretty Fiiiiine. :)

This is "me" at my goal weight wearing a bikini!! I am having way too much fun with this!!



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Hi! My name is Melody. I suffer from fibromyalgia/ arthritis. I have learned that eating well, and exercising is the best way to prevent symptoms from this disease. Then, I developed a host of new symptoms. I had horrible sensitivity to cold, depression, dry itchy skin, my hair started falling out, and I wanted to sleep all day. I had no energy. I barely could make it through the day. I was put on anti-depressants. I went back and forth to the doctor believing the entire time my fibro had worsened. This went on for the last 3 years. Then back this past Spring I was in chiropractors office and was reading an article about Hypothyroidism. My niece had recently been diagnosed and was interested to know more. When I got to the list of symptoms it was like the Heavens opened and the angels sang. I had 14 of the 16 symptoms! I went to the doctor and was officially diagnosed. With the help of my thyroid medication I began to feel a little bit better. Then I stumbled upon Plexus. Plexus is an all natural line of supplements created to make you feel better. It''s not a diet but a system to make y you healthier. I started on something called the triplex combo. It''s the Slim drink, the biocleanse, and the Probio5 (a probiotic). This product changed my life. I have energy, I sleep better, and I feel amazing! Now I am going to start working out again, and get back to being me! I am a mother to four great kids. The wife to my soulmate. I have a lot of weight to lose and I am determined to get healthy and back into shape!

Member Since: 8/9/2007

Fitness Minutes: 20,260

My Goals:
*Lose a total of 82 pounds.

*Run a 5 K by December 2013

*Complete a triathalon by 12/ 2014

*I have a life goal to run a marathon.


~~*~*~*~ November 2012 GOALS~*~*~*~~

*Start running: 11-1-2012
*Lose 8 pounds (-24) by Nov 30th.
* Complete 10 minute daily exercise challenge for 30 days.
*Complete the Jumpstart your fitness challenge.

**April 2012 goals!**
Weigh 213 by April 30, 2012

**begin insanity by May 2012
*Log food daily in fitbook!
*Weigh in daily!
*Log in daily and spin points wheel
*Exercise 5 times a week.

I am doing The Biggest Loser workouts, zumba, insanity, 30 day shred, tae-bo, running, cycling,

My Program:
I am following the sparkpeople program. I count calories and use the things that work for me that I have learned from other diet programs that I have tried. I also work out for an hour 5 days a week. My favorite workouts are Zumba, running, taebo, exercise ball workouts, strength training, cycling, and running. I am currently training -slowly- for a 5K.

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I read everything I can get my hands on.

My favorite movies are romantic comedies.

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  • v SAC-6582
    Thanks for adding me as a friend. I ‘ve added you too and I am looking forward to watching your success in your journey to your life style change. God bless.
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    Congrats on the progress you've had toward reaching your goal.

    Steve - SAC-6582
    1915 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/19/2012 10:12:32 PM
  • v SAC-6582
    emoticon and emoticon to the Can't Do This On My Own team.
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    emoticon on your progress toward a healthier you. Keep you focus and keep on baby stepping your way to your new You!!!!!


    2099 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my page. Running is great! Best wishes on your journey. emoticon emoticon
    2231 days ago
  • v JENNY712
    The Valleys Of Life

    We love to have the mountaintop
    Experiences of life
    To be in God’s presence worshiping
    Where our spirits soar so high

    These times are to be treasured
    For all that God would do
    So we will be better equipped
    For the valley we must go through

    For it’s down in the valleys
    Where we are surely tested
    Where we need more of God’s grace
    As we share the gospel message

    Where God does a deeper work
    Revealing our true selves
    Removing all that’s not of Him
    Like unbelief and doubt

    So our lamps again can shine
    Without the smudges of sin
    To clearly reflect God’s light inside
    That once was burning dim

    So others can see the hope we have
    And be drawn unto the light
    So they too can come to know
    The saving grace of Christ

    © By M.S.Lowndes shared with permission
    2279 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by and being so encouraging! We are all here because we have stuff to work on...but we ARE working on it! You can do this!
    2281 days ago
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