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Hi! I'm Melissa. I'm 24 and a mom to 2 boys. Im a pretty down to earth and fun person with the exception that I am battling a major food addiction. I am on a mental and physical journey to losing weight. In Nov. of 2004 I was scheduled to have gastric bypass surgery. I made it all the way to the operating room before I chickened out. I promised myself that I would do it the "right" way but I just kept gaining weight. I started at the end of May 2006 and I love it here..SP has completely changed my life.

***Ok so it's been over 2 years since I joined SP and I have lost over 150 lbs. My life has dramatically changed from when I first started. So much so that I have decided to pursue a career in fitness and nutrition consulting. I have since become a certified personal trainer and also do exercise and nutrition consulting. For anyone needing motivation: while losing weight is one of the hardest things I've ever done, it's not impossible to do. And it is so worth all the blood, sweat and tears. If I can do it, YOU can do it! ***
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Member Since: 3/20/2006

Fitness Minutes: 120

My Goals:
My short term goals are: to lose 50 pounds, and to just overall learn how to eat healthier, control my portions, and make health and fitness part of my everyday life.
**This was written when I first joined SP over 2 years ago. I never thought it would be possible. Now my goals are to just eat healthy, exercise often, and try to maintain my weight between 145-150lbs.**


My Program:
In the past I have literally done everything. After having my second child 2 years ago, I really stopped caring and besides joining a gym and going pretty consistently but still eating everything I wanted, I have not done much. It is now that I am starting anew and trying to do something different.



*update*
I am a personal trainer and a certified sports nutritionist so health and fitness are part of my everday life. Therefore I have found that I have to keep challenging myself and my body to keep the weight off. I lift weights 3-4 days a week, do cardio about 5-6 days a week, and participate in half-marathons, and local bootcamps. Anything to keep my heart pumping in new and exciting ways ;)




Personal Information:
I am Puertorican, and while I was born there I was primarily raised in Miami, FL. About 16 months ago I moved to the DFW metroplex in Texas and now I'm back in South FL. I''m married and have 2 rambunctious boys. =0)


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I''m a music-a-holic! Music is part of my everyday life regardless of where am at. It affects my moods, motivates me, and I could not live without it. I also love tattoos, body mods, pin-ups, anything retro/rockabilly!




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  • v GODDESS181
    Thank you for sharing your story. Very Motivating. I LOVE your Wallpaper! emoticon
    1989 days ago
  • v KAYELENE
    Hi, I hope you don't mind me dropping by but I've been reading The Spark and I just wanted to say that you've done an absolutely awesome job and to let you know that you've lost more than I weigh. So you've lost a whole person in weight and that's truly amazing. Wishing you all the best, you truly are inspiring.
    2026 days ago
  • v NEVERLOSEHOPE
    Read about you and wanted to see if you existed!! Glad to see you do!! You are an inspiration!!

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    Annie
    2082 days ago
  • v DOREEN957
    Thank you for your story it was very encouraging to me. I also was contemplating getting the gastric bypass surgery. I also chickened out I was afraid that even with the surgery I would some how screw it up and not lose the weight. Now I just want to be healthy. So again thank you, you have renewed my hope.
    2108 days ago
  • v GETTING_TO_GOAL
    I just received my copy of The Spark, and I just wanted to let you know that you are such an inspiration to me!
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    Stephanie
    2114 days ago
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