MELISSIMAUS   25,457
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March 2014, 170lbs.





October 2011 - Weight...??? At least 258, but probably more.





October 2005 - That's me on the left at 168 lbs. Who is that tiny girl?



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Getting Healthy and Enjoying Life

This is my second go-round with following an exercise and eating plan and losing weight. I've been heavy ranging to obese most of my adult life. In 2005, I reached my goal weight of 170lbs, but then over the next six years, gained back all the weight I had lost and then some. A bulging disk, spinal spondylosis and arthritis in my back—all leading to some pretty extreme back pain—have taught me that keeping that weight off is not an option; if I want to enjoy life, I need to exercise, carry less ...
This is my second go-round with following an exercise and eating plan and losing weight. I've been heavy ranging to obese most of my adult life. In 2005, I reached my goal weight of 170lbs, but then over the next six years, gained back all the weight I had lost and then some. A bulging disk, spinal spondylosis and arthritis in my back—all leading to some pretty extreme back pain—have taught me that keeping that weight off is not an option; if I want to enjoy life, I need to exercise, carry less weight, and strengthen my core. This is something I will need to maintain for the rest of my life.
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Member Since: 7/18/2012

SparkPoints: 25,457

Fitness Minutes: 23,159

My Goals:
Be active and sleep soundly, without pain.

My Program:
I work out at the gym 3-5 days a week, and do farm labor on our little recreational property on the weekends. We live in Seattle and walk everywhere, up and down the hills. I use the nutritional tracker and am currently focusing on getting enough protein and going alcohol-free.

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Seattle, WA
Height: 5'10"
Hysterectomy planned for Dec. 20th

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IAMBIZI
6/21/2015 11:13:11 PM

hey melissa, how are you?
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IAMBIZI
12/10/2014 10:30:15 PM

hi there! just wondered how you are? hope you are well!
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KRYSSCOTT
10/3/2014 3:57:43 PM

Just hopped by to see how you were doing. emoticon

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KRYSSCOTT
9/23/2014 3:17:03 PM

Hey there, Spark Buddy. emoticon
I wanted to stop by your page today and see how you are doing. emoticon
I also hoped to inspire and motivate you, Remember...... emoticon
"You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal." ~ Charles Carlson
Have a fantastic week and Spark On! emoticon

~ Krys
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IAMBIZI
7/27/2014 9:40:40 AM

peas are high in protein???did not know that!
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