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Hi everyone! I'm Melanie. I love games of all kinds (card, board, computer, video...), reading, and studying Japanese. My dream is to one day be a translator, preferably for literature or comic books.

As for weight, it's gone up and down as an adult, from a high of 247 to a low of 158. I don't really have a specific end weight goal (it changes a lot), but I at least want to be in the normal weight range for my height, which is under 169 lb.

"When you're in despair, remember that the today you're about to give up on is the tomorrow that somebody somewhere refused to give up on." -- Ayumi Hamasaki

"I've only just started running down the long road of becoming who I am, so if you want to laugh at me or make fun of me, be my guest. I'm going to take a chance on this." -- JASMINE (From "ONE," my theme song for 2011)

"A child wants what they want when they want it. You live your life like a child, and now it's time for you to be a man." -- Bob Harper


1/5/11: Short and sweet - I made a New Year's resolution for 2011. I did all the math and created a weekly plan for calories and exercise so that I can hit my goal weight on December 31st. If you want to know the hows, whys, and wherefores, I'll be updating my blog regularly. Wish me luck!
10/16/11: I've made a weight loss Tumblr ( so that I don't clog up the blog here.
1/1/12: I'm 16 lb. lighter than I was this time last year. It's a start. Hopefully 2012 will be a finish.

11/1/1: 247 lb., W=42.75, H=50.875, UA=16.625, T=30.5, B=46
11/1/6: 236 lb. (-11)
11/1/11: 235 lb. (-1)
11/1/20: 232 lb. (-3), W=40 (-2.75), H=46.5 (-4.375)
11/1/27: 231 lb. (-1)
11/2/3: 231 lb. (-0)
11/2/23: 228 lb. (-3)
11/3/18: 227 lb. (-1), W=39.5 (-0.5), UA=16 (-0.625), T=29.5 (-0.5)
11/5/6: 224.8 lb. (-2.2)
11/5/29: W=37.5 (-2), UA=15.5 (-0.5), T=29.25 (-.25)
11/5/31: 223.8 lb. (-1)
11/6/17: 222 (-1.8)
11/10/16: 221 (-1)

Member Since: 4/27/2009

Fitness Minutes: 2,326

My Goals:
- Get to 160 lb. by October 25th, 2012.

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I'm Melanie - I'm 27 and currently living in Arlington, VA (just outside of Washington, DC).

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Favorite Movies: Raise the Red Lantern, The Shawshank Redemption, The Fugitive, Clerks

Favorite TV Shows: The Simpsons, Gilmore Girls, Law & Order, The Simpsons, The Biggest Loser, Project Runway, The Simpsons

Favorite Singers/Bands: Ayumi Hamasaki, Chisako Mikami, JASMINE

Favorite Authors: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Kurt Vonnegut, Banana Yoshimoto, Jean M. Auel

Favorite Video Games: Final Fantasy 6, Chrono Trigger, Ragnarok Online, Harvest Moon, Harvest Moon: Magical Melody

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    Hi Melanie!

    Great SparkPage!

    Stopping by to WELCOME you to Your Quickfire Challenge Team and to Congratulate you for adding One more tool to your belt!

    You have chosen to be part of a New and Radically different SparkPeople Team Approach. So happy to have you part of this Special Fitness Team to help You Achieve Your Goals!

    Please check in daily for your "Quickfire Challenge Of The Day" found on the QFC Team Front Page under "QuickFire Challenge Of The Day Forum" - listed by date. When you get time, please review the "General Team Discussion Forum." Also, check in on the Announcement Tab for all New and Relevant Team Information.

    Have a GREAT journey... and remember to eliminate excuses that keep you from attaining your goals and you WILL get there, One QuickFire Challenge A Day.

    Keep Sparking! =0) Kelli, Wendy and Mic!

    Nike ~
    "If you went running when you first started thinking about it, you'd be back by now."

    "Others aren't staring at you. They're thinking how they should be running, too."

    "Someone who is busier than you is running right now."

    "The road to hell is paved with couches."

    "It's easier to sleep than run. That's why sleeping isn't an Olympic sport."

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    3127 days ago
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    To the Biggest Loser Fans
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    -:¦:--:¦:--:¦:-welcome to the team! -:¦:--:¦:--:¦:-
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    3209 days ago
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    Hi there, saw ur blog and checked out ur page - why the interest in Japanese? That sounds really exciting.

    I have a cousin who is also into things Japanese , especially their horror movies. He has a huge collection which i enjoy watching as well.

    What are ur plans for the future once you've completed ur studies?

    Also, welcome to SP and good luck in reaching ur goals.

    3217 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my Blog, and for sharing that I wasn't the only one who lost friends because of an awful self-image. Fortunately I have a couple friends who cling to me no matter what. And I'm finding a helpful community here too.

    3221 days ago
    Hi, Melanie! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I see that you're fairly new to Spark, so welcome! Hmm. You also love literary books, foreign languages, and gaming....this makes you one cool girl! I wish you lots of luck with your goals here and thanks again for stopping by.
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