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Well here I am again, over 200 lbs again and very unhappy about it! I was kicking serious butt, I dropped 60 lbs in 6 months and I was keeping my weight at 203 for a long while there, then August 16th the day I will never forget I pulled out my back and I was told I would have to have surgery. I knew myself well, no self control with the eating, the exercise was the only thing helping me reach my goals and it took me 6 months to gain back 20 lbs from lack of exercise and eating and also from medication given to me by my doctor for my spasms in my back! You see I had surgery on my back January 8th 2009. I have always had a weight problem, my whole life I was the fat but pretty friend, until last year when I was under 200 I was the normal friend I fit in for once and now my size 16s are tight once again and my muffin top is back, I need help!!! I need support from other people who know how I feel!

Member Since: 2/6/2009

Fitness Minutes: 2,927

My Goals:
I want to be in a size 10!

My Program:
I am trying to eat low fat and do cardio! I am not allowed to do weights right now because my doctor says no for right now, because of my back surgery

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My name is Melissa! I am 31, 50 lbs over weight and a Mom of 2 of the cutest boys I could ever ask for. I have a husband who loves me for me, not always a bad thing but not always a good thing either, he also does see when I gain or lose weight and that is not helpful for me!

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I love to read, I do really like to work out, I used to do 2 hours at the gym and walk 5 miles or more but I am unable to do that anymore because of the back surgery I can start out at 20 minutes of Leslie Sanstone's walk away the pounds videos!

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    3322 days ago
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    3417 days ago
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    3418 days ago
    Sending good vibes and prayers for the job!

    My best tip for you would be to find a team that is losing about the same amount for the same reason you are. The reasons to lose are the biggest thing for me. I find most my support in my "Wow" team because that's what I'm ultimately in it for: To "wow" people.

    Good luck! I'm cheering you on!
    3418 days ago
    I know exactly how you feel.

    I too have back problems (ruptured disk, but no surgery). I've had so many procedures on my back, I don't think I could list them all out. I did pilates for a while to strengthen my core, and while it seemed to work a little, I didn't stick with it for long.

    Most of my life (well since college) I've been overweight, but under 200lbs. Just recently (the holidays) I hit 200. Since then I've been watching every calorie, and within the past couple of weeks I've made exercise a part of my routine as well. Since Jan 1st, I've dropped 13 pounds. My goal is to lose 50lbs by September 1st for a concert I'm going to near the middle of September, then to run my first 5k in October (Race For The Cure). I'm sure with SparkPeople and the support I find here, I can do it, and I have complete faith that you can achieve your goals as well.

    If you ever need anyone to talk to, drop me a SparkMail.

    3418 days ago