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No.... I'm not Dead!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Hello, fellow sparkers!!!!

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I had a really long hiatus from working out and eating right. One that I am sadly, not proud of. I even resorted to taking HCG shots and appetite suppressants. I ended up losing about 30 pounds but as soon as I stopped the shots, the weight came right back on. Now, I am going back to the basics. Eating right and exercising. I still have hope that I am going to reach my weight-loss goals. I am looking to reconnect with my old friends and even make some new ones.

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OLIVIANIGHT 12/6/2012 5:38PM

    Welcome back : )

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COXBETH 12/6/2012 4:32PM

    All those quick fixes sound so awesome, but I KNOW they don't work in the long run. Doesn't seem to stop me from wanting them though! :) I'm glad you are taking the responsible approach! You aren't just losing weight when you do it through diet and exercise, you are also building up the mental fortitude and attitude you need to stick with it!

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HELLFIGHTER1980 12/6/2012 4:27PM

    Welcome back and good luck...you can do it one day at a time.

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My Inner Beast

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I have been thinking a lot about the animal that represents my Inner Sexy Beast.. My animal is.... A Tiger!!



Here are the reasons why... I have listed these things before but I really feel like these things pertain to me.

1. Every single tiger in the world has their own distinct pattern of stripes.
I am one of a kind just like the tiger! I can't be duplicated! I am strong, powerful and determined. I am unique and beautiful just like the tiger!


2. All species of tigers are extremely territorial.
I am extremely protective of my family and close friends. If anyone hurts them I am ready to pounce! I am very loyal and will be a true friend. I put myself aside at times to help my friends.

3. Tigers are like arrows.
The word tiger means arrow and the name came to be due to the comparison between the speed of the animal and an arrow. An arrow is also fixed on a specific target. My specific target is to lose this weight. No matter how long it takes I am going to lose this weight.

4. Tigers are not easy to catch.
I don't want to ever let my old habits catch up with me again. I want to leave all those bad habits behind and not look back.

5. A tiger can leap forward up to 33 feet at a time.
I want to leap towards my goals and conquer this weight that i feel is holding me down.

I AM A TIGER!!!! HERE ME ROOOOOOAAAAAAARRRRRR!!!!!!

  
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XPHOENIX 6/17/2011 10:59PM

    RAWRRRRRRRRRR!! You go girl! That's awesome! Love it! WOO HOO! XOXO

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FERNDRAGONFLY 6/17/2011 11:55AM

    I just started this challenge. I'm a tiger too! I'm also a horse. emoticon

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-LORI-B 6/16/2011 10:51PM

    I love your meaning behind the tiger. I JUST found this thread and have to think of my inner beast.. Tiger was on my list mainly because they are unique and one of a kind. They are strong and powerful as you said. I may not be a tiger now but I am on way to becoming one. Need to think on this

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GMN5153 6/16/2011 9:42PM

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DRB13_1 6/15/2011 3:55PM

    WooHoo!!!

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KAT130 6/15/2011 12:21PM

    Great post! Tigers are also beautiful! :)

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N8DAWG 6/15/2011 10:05AM

    Awesome. Just awesome.

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SAGE150 6/15/2011 9:56AM

    I think it's great for you to have a tiger as part of your visualization to losing the weight. It is very empowering. Whenever you wanna give up or do just a little bit less than your goal, just think of your inner tiger. You can do it!

Sage
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KBEHUNE 6/15/2011 9:49AM

    Way to go Tiger! Love the reasoning behing it!

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HEATHERDIAN 6/15/2011 9:43AM

    I love it! Love your reasons and comparisons. emoticon

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50 Things about me

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Yes. My mother had a crush on this guy during highschool. He had a daughter named Melissa and she liked the name so much she named me Melissa.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
a month ago

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Yes... Left handed people ROCK!!

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Turkey

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Nope... Thank you Jesus

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Yes. I am awesome and modest... LOL

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Unfortunately... Yes

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yes

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Heck No

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
I don't have a favorite

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Nope

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Yes.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Any

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Smile

15. RED OR PINK?
Pink

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
my weight overall

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
I don't have anyone in particular... I miss a lot of people

18. WHAT IS THE SPARK FEATURE THAT HAS HELPED YOU THE MOST?
The people on spark. Without their encouraging words I would've given up a long time ago.

19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Black flat shoes

20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
an apple

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
my coworkers chatting about non-sense.

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Blue

23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
FOOD!!!! LOL!!!

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
My bestfriend Jasmine

25. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE?
BOTH

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Football

27. HAIR COLOR?
black

28. EYE COLOR?
dark Brown

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Yes and I love it.

30. FAVORITE FOOD?
Chinese and Sushi

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS
Scary Movies

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Limitless

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Green

34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Summer

35. HUGS OR KISSES?
Kisses emoticon

36. FAVORITE DESSERT?
Flan... a spanish dessert

37. STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO?
Cardio... Bring on the sweat!

38. COMPUTER OR TELEVISION?
Television

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Nothing

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
I don't have a mouse pad

42. FAVORITE SOUND?
Rain falling

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
ummm... Beatles

44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Paris and London

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I write poetry.

46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Philadelphia, PA

47. WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW?
Charlotte, NC

48. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR HOUSE?
Grey Blue

49. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CAR?
Champagne

50. DO YOU LIKE ANSWERING 50 QUESTIONS?
It passed the time

  
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BLESSED2BEME 6/1/2011 10:22PM

    Me is a lefty too:)

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ERIN4771 6/1/2011 7:55PM

    the beatles??!! ok, i'll let that one slide... emoticon...thanks for sharing!!

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I got over my slump

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I have been in a real funk for the past 2-3 weeks. I wasn't tracking my food, I stopped coming on SP and chatting with my friends and I wasn't exercising. I have been going through so much lately. This year already I have participated in 3 weddings, 3 baby showers and countless bridal showers and bachelorette parties. Also I had 2 deaths of close family friends and I am in the middle of a job change. Are these all excuses? No, that is LIFE!!

While we are on this weight-loss journey there are going to be some hurdles that we are going to have to jump. We may clear those hurdles and be just fine. We may snag our foot on the hurdle or we may fall all together. The key is that we keep on going. I am the poster child for starting and stopping something but the difference this time is that even though I did stop for those 2-3 weeks. I didn't give up completely. I am still here and I am still fighting for myself. I am worth the effort. Of course, I wanna focus on the fact that I wasted time and the fact that I could've lost more weight. But where is that going to get me? Instead, I am focused on today.

What is causing this difference? Well, two things. My wonderful, awesome, supportive, encouraging and positive friends on Sparkpeople. If it wasn't for this site I don't know if I would ever start my weight-loss journey. But now, I have a goal. I have the drive and most importantly I have hope. I have hope that even when I fall, I can get back up. I can move forward. I am not going back to my old life.

The second thing is the awesome team that I am on for BLC 16 called The Orange Alpha Tigers. These group of women are my life-saver. They REFUSED to let me give up on myself. They were constantly checking up on me and that means more than they will know. You can't buy support like this in any store. Thank you so much.

So don't let life set you back. We can't control the unforeseen setbacks in our lives. Trust me, you are going to have setbacks. That is just how life works but make a promise to yourself that you will never put yourself aside. Don't put your goals, dreams and wants aside. You deserve this and I know that I deserve this too.

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WRITEWAY73 6/6/2011 12:22PM

    I tried to join BLC but it was so confusing I gave up. Im interested in using spark for support like you have seem to found but most of the friends I have added on here seem to disappear for months at a time. Thank you for giving me some insight and motivation today!

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BABYMAR 5/26/2011 4:49PM

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the tigress is back and ready to kick some tail!! you go girl!

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BLESSED2BEME 5/26/2011 2:42PM

    Glad you are back! Glad you checked on me too cuz I thought you were on my friend list but...I just figured out you were not. That problem has been corrected!!!

I am a poster child for quitting things too - a thing of my past. We can both do this! Sounds like you have a very supportive group and that is half the battle!

You are doing so awesome on your weight loss - keep it up!

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SHELLEY81 5/26/2011 11:43AM

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MICHELE0008 5/26/2011 11:16AM

    emoticonYay Melissa! You have such a wonderful attitude! emoticon

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PATCHESOK 5/26/2011 10:47AM

    Love you Melissa!!! emoticon

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GIRLINBRAZIL 5/26/2011 10:10AM

    Glad to hear from you! Welcome back indeed!



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ERIN4771 5/26/2011 9:39AM

    on this journey, we all encounter road blocks, how we deal with them is what defines us as a person...you are finding yourself stronger and stronger every day, not just physically but mentally as well, and you should recognize that!! welcome back my friend!!

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SOUTHERNYANKEE 5/26/2011 9:03AM

    Welcome back to Spark! You can do it!

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~*Kasi*~

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You are worth more than 30 pounds!!!! (some pix included)

Friday, April 22, 2011

So if you have been reading my previous blogs you would know that lately I have been really down in the dumps. I feel like this is a pattern that I have developed starting and stopping things in my life. I have always had the fear of losing thirty pounds and gaining it back. Because I never felt like I was worth the effort. Well I realize that I am more than mediocre. I am more than losing 30 pounds. I can lose 60 or 100 pounds if I want and that is what I intend to do. So for all of you out there who are mentally negative to yourself. You can do anything in life.

If you are in a cycle of gaining and losing the same 10, 20 or 30 pounds make a promise to yourself today that you are going to tell yourself that you are worth more than that. You are worth achieving your goals. You are worth being truly 100% happy not just happy with what you think you are worthy of. You are worthy of anything that you want in life because the only thing that you are competing with is yourself. The only thing stopping you is yourself.

SO PUSH THOSE ROAD BLOCKS THAT ARE IN YOUR WAY ASIDE!!!!!



AND WHEN YOU WANT TO GIVE UP ALWAYS REMEMBER!!!


I hope everyone has a great

  
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CHANTI84 5/7/2011 8:35AM

    Great Blog Melissa!!! You Rock it my friend!!! We Can Do it!!

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GAMOMMY3 5/3/2011 3:44PM

    You are WORTH it! You can do it!

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NEENSTER1 4/29/2011 5:30PM

    Motivation Baaaaby!! emoticon

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MINNA72 4/29/2011 2:13PM

    AWESOME!

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GIRLINBRAZIL 4/29/2011 12:03PM

    You can do it!

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BABYMAR 4/28/2011 8:35PM

    you go girl!

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PSSN4FITNESS 4/28/2011 6:28PM

    I love the pics in this blog!! Great attitude!

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STACYMAC 4/27/2011 11:44AM

    Yes!!!

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 4/27/2011 8:20AM

    Yes you are worth it!
Yes you can!!
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CHANJEN348 4/24/2011 11:45AM

    Thanks for sharing this! I have been losing and gaining the same 20-30 pounds forever...My focus is back and this is just what I needed today!

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SPACEPRINCESS 4/22/2011 10:46AM

    Awesome! I love the boulder picture.

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TOYTRADER48 4/22/2011 10:15AM

    That's me. I have gained and lost the same 10-20 pounds for the last 5 years. This time I'm going to lose those pounds plus more. We can do this. emoticon

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BLESSED2BEME 4/22/2011 10:08AM

    Way to inspire! I'm so glad you are believing in you again!!!!



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