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Me at Jingle Bell Run 5K. Dec 1, 2012. At this point I am at 1/4 of the way to my goal weight.

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My girls at the Jingle Bell Run 5K - 2012 : Courtney (age 6), Megan (age 10) and Cyndi (age 12)

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Hi my name is Melissa. I am 44 yrs old and a proud life-long Nebraskan. I currently live in North Platte (and NP native), but I have lived in Kearney and Omaha. I am a busy mother of three young daughters, ages 15, 13 and 10. I work as an Administrative Assistant, so I spend a lot of time sitting in a chair, but I do really like my job. Finding time to take care of myself is a challenge. I am working toward changing old habits one day at a time. It is time to move more, eat less and make healthier food choices.

Member Since: 7/17/2007

Fitness Minutes: 41,643

My Goals:
-I will lose 20 pounds by the new year (2013) to achieve better health and prove to my self that I have the inner strength to achieve this and other goals in my life.
*not quite achieved - I lost 16 lbs by New Year 2013, but staying positive

-I want to be a good role model for my children.

My Program:
For the first time since I first used SP years ago, I am using the nutrition guide and recording my food intake. It is a lot more fun and convenient now that I can use the app on my phone to record my food throughout the day. I am also trying to walk as much as I can.

Also want to squeeze in more weights and toning exercises, but I really need to work harder on these. They are my least favorite forms of exercise, but I think that it would be beneficial to my weight loss if I strengthened my muscles.(especially upper body) It is a habit that I am wanting to form.

Now I also need to adjust some bad habits. Like eating better and organizing my time and home.

The more I exercise, the better I eat because I do not want to sabatage my own efforts.

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    Looking to stay focused through the upcoming Holiday Season? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle? If yes, then consider joining the Biggest Loser Challenge that starts in early December. Each week 10 teams of 24 Active members do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle. If for some reason you cannot do a challenge, it can be modified to meet your needs. I hope that you decide this might be for you. If so, you can leave your name on the Wait List for the Winter challenge. To get to the List visit my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon; copy The Team Page Address below or let me know so I can send you an invitation. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat thread.
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    644 days ago
    emoticon emoticon I hope you're doing well!
    2821 days ago
  • v KIMPY225
    emoticon Spark is so amazing, and so are you! Best of luck to you in all your goals! Every step counts no matter how small it may seem. Thank you for all of your support! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2910 days ago
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    “The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.”
    -John C. Maxwell
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    Get ready for a healthy week, Sparkfriend! You know what you want, and you know what you need to do in order to make it just do it! Push yourself, even if you don't feel like it...because you really are worth the effort!

    3033 days ago
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    "The common conception is that motivation leads to action, but the reverse is true....action precedes motivation. You have to "prime the pump" and get the juice flowing, which motivates you to work on your goals. Getting momentum going is the most difficult part of the job, and often taking the first step is enough to prompt you to make the best of your day."
    -Robert McKain
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    Hi Sparkfriend, I hope you're having a fun and healthy weekend! Keep your goals in mind, and keep doing your best to make progress towards reaching them. Never forget that you are always worth your very best effort!
    3042 days ago
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