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This is "me" at my starting weight. I actually think my virtual model looks better than me! No flabby arms! Lol!

This is "me" at the halfway point of my weight loss goal. I think I look pretty Fiiiiine. :)

This is "me" at my goal weight wearing a bikini!! I am having way too much fun with this!!



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Hi! My name is Melody. I suffer from fibromyalgia/ arthritis. I have learned that eating well, and exercising is the best way to prevent symptoms from this disease. Then, I developed a host of new symptoms. I had horrible sensitivity to cold, depression, dry itchy skin, my hair started falling out, and I wanted to sleep all day. I had no energy. I barely could make it through the day. I was put on anti-depressants. I went back and forth to the doctor believing the entire time my fibro had worsened. This went on for the last 3 years. Then back this past Spring I was in chiropractors office and was reading an article about Hypothyroidism. My niece had recently been diagnosed and was interested to know more. When I got to the list of symptoms it was like the Heavens opened and the angels sang. I had 14 of the 16 symptoms! I went to the doctor and was officially diagnosed. With the help of my thyroid medication I began to feel a little bit better. Then I stumbled upon Plexus. Plexus is an all natural line of supplements created to make you feel better. It''s not a diet but a system to make y you healthier. I started on something called the triplex combo. It''s the Slim drink, the biocleanse, and the Probio5 (a probiotic). This product changed my life. I have energy, I sleep better, and I feel amazing! Now I am going to start working out again, and get back to being me! I am a mother to four great kids. The wife to my soulmate. I have a lot of weight to lose and I am determined to get healthy and back into shape!

Member Since: 8/9/2007

Fitness Minutes: 20,673

My Goals:
*Lose a total of 82 pounds.

*Run a 5 K by December 2013

*Complete a triathalon by 12/ 2014

*I have a life goal to run a marathon.


~~*~*~*~ November 2012 GOALS~*~*~*~~

*Start running: 11-1-2012
*Lose 8 pounds (-24) by Nov 30th.
* Complete 10 minute daily exercise challenge for 30 days.
*Complete the Jumpstart your fitness challenge.

**April 2012 goals!**
Weigh 213 by April 30, 2012

**begin insanity by May 2012
*Log food daily in fitbook!
*Weigh in daily!
*Log in daily and spin points wheel
*Exercise 5 times a week.

I am doing The Biggest Loser workouts, zumba, insanity, 30 day shred, tae-bo, running, cycling,

My Program:
I am following the sparkpeople program. I count calories and use the things that work for me that I have learned from other diet programs that I have tried. I also work out for an hour 5 days a week. My favorite workouts are Zumba, running, taebo, exercise ball workouts, strength training, cycling, and running. I am currently training -slowly- for a 5K.

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I read everything I can get my hands on.

My favorite movies are romantic comedies.

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