MELMEI   5,116
SparkPoints
4,000-5,499 SparkPoints
 
 
"If you want to be a champion, you have to train like one." ~ GSP





I saw this on other Sparkpages and I had to add it to mine. That's how I feel EVERYDAY!!!





Hello!



I have 30 pics in my gallery





Awards






 
This is my time!

When I first started my journey here on Spark, my main focus was to lose weight. I found that with weight loss being my focus that when I was stagnant or gained, I became discouraged. I decided to change my focus.

Now my goal is to be healthy, to be strong, to do good things for my body. I started running in May 2010 and have completed 4 organized 5K's and ran my first half marathon on May 1, 2011.

I'm eating healthier than I was, not perfect but a definite ...
When I first started my journey here on Spark, my main focus was to lose weight. I found that with weight loss being my focus that when I was stagnant or gained, I became discouraged. I decided to change my focus.

Now my goal is to be healthy, to be strong, to do good things for my body. I started running in May 2010 and have completed 4 organized 5K's and ran my first half marathon on May 1, 2011.

I'm eating healthier than I was, not perfect but a definite improvement. I still have trouble with portion sizes especially when the food is so yummy! I want to make sure I start eating less of what doesn't make my tummy happy and more of what does make my tummy happy!

Focusing on being healthy keeps the motivation going, because I can always find something I did that day that was good for my body. If I slipped up nutritionally, then I just have to focus on eating better the rest of the day or squeeze in a quick work out. It's harder to fail being focused on my health than being focused on weight loss. Weight loss is a result of living a healthy lifestyle.
Read More About MELMEI (Updated June 23)




SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 current weight: 167.6 
 
183
171
159
147
135


 
Interact with MELMEI

Send Member a Private Message







Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 4/12/2010

SparkPoints: 5,116

Fitness Minutes: 4,507

My Goals:
To be healthy, be strong, be confident, be the woman I know I was meant to be.



My Program:
I want to make it fun and enjoyable! Motivation is difficult for me. I give up real easily. So I'm going to eat healthy and organic and make sure my meals are balanced. I'm a runner and enjoy strength training/circuit training which will be forever in my exercise routines (altering it here and there so it doesn't get stale).



Personal Information:
I was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs... As much as I love it here I wouldn't mind moving to some place warmer... Like Texas or some place beautiful like Colorado...

I've been married for 9 years to a wonderful man named Tony. We have 2 fur babies; a 6 year old Pit Bull/Border Collie mix, named Duke and a 3 year old Pit Bull/Labrador mix, named Roscoe. Both of my boys are rescues. We've had Duke since 3/28/09 & Roscoe since 8/10/10. They are our babies!

I have a lot of dreams and aspirations... Some are very tangible and others are crazy, but still possible. I definitely have a bucket list and am trying to chip away at it as time and sometimes money allows. The hubs and I are concentrating VERY hard and have systems in place to get out of debt (except for the mortgage) and that should happen in a few years. Once that's accomplished, that should open more doors to accomplish more on my bucket list since I won't be so restricted financially.

Other Information:
"You can't talk yourself out of a problem you behave your way into." ~Stephen Covey

"We can't become what we need by remaining what we are." ~ Max Dupree

"Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary."
~ Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton

"It's never too late to be what you might have been." ~ George Elliot

"The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life." ~ Cyril Connolly

"You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be." ~ David Viscott

"Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality." ~ Ralph Marston

"Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more."
~ Louis L'Amour

Profile Image





 
 



Bear Hug
From:
I Love Dogs!

Salad
From:
MELMEI

Workout Clothes
From:
MELMEI

Happy Thanksgiving
From:
REEKU731

Map
From:
KITHKINCAID

Pedometer
From:
ROCKSPARK2012




Member Comments:
40LBS2DROP
7/31/2011 2:26:57 PM

Just wanted to stop by your page and see how you are doing. Hope you are doing well on your journey to weight loss.




Report Inappropriate Comment
TIPYRAIN
7/30/2011 7:15:57 PM

Hey there stranger! emoticon

Finished early today and just boppin' around here so I don't sit & eat watching TV!:))

I was looking through your photo and see SOMEBODY HAS A B-DAY coming soon! Roscoe!!! emoticon Just thought I'd acknowledge him! emoticon

I'm still on the treadmill. Just not running a whole lot. I do 1 minute @ 6 mph followed by 1 min. walking @ 4 mph for 20-30 minutes about every other day. The other days I walk 4 MPH for 45-90 minutes, depending! Seems to be helping.

Well, I just thought I'd stop by and say HI!



Report Inappropriate Comment
BARCLE
7/25/2011 2:40:14 PM

Hi and welcome to the Runner Girls United team emoticon Have a super day emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
LISAS1980
7/11/2011 7:32:31 PM

Hi Meimei - Thank you! Feel free to share your experience and ask questions throughout your journey! I'm here to support just like so many others here have supported me throughout my journey!



Report Inappropriate Comment
MADSERO
6/20/2011 3:58:17 PM

PS - LOVE the background!!



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (393 total):  < Previous1234Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites Report Inappropriate Page