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Whatever the goal we're pursuing
No matter how rugged the climb
We're certain to get there by trying our best
And taking one day at a time

"Forever" is hard to imagine
"The future" may seem far away
But every new dawn brings a wonderful chance
To do what we can on that day

-Emily Matthews

Hi! My name is Mel and I am 26 years old. I am tired of letting my weight decide what i do with my life. I'm embarrassed to even admit how many things my weight has kept me from doing. Last year I was at my heaviest weight- 204 pounds. When they finally weighed me at the dr.s office I was so humiliated.

My Dr. said, "Melanie, when they take your blood pressure, from now on tell them that they have to use a size large cuff."


I had avoided scales b/c I was in denial. They put me on a liquid weight loss plan that I paid for out-of-pocket. It was very expensive. I was on a tight budget but I paid for it anyway.. in cash. $145 a week.

I lost a total of 4 pounds in 30 days. Not worth it. Especially since they had told me all these stories about how they themselves had lost 14 pounds in 2 weeks. I quit the program. I decided I could do the same plan on my own.. and much cheaper.

Something I learned from the liquid diet was how much food is always in our faces. When you can not eat ANYTHING other than the pre-mixed shakes your doctor gives you, you see exactly how much food is tempting us every day. I realized you can buy food almost everywhere, on every corner. No wonder weight loss is so hard for us.

I love spark people and I love connecting with people who understand just how important it is to get healthy. Feel free to add me as a friend!



Member Since: 3/22/2011

Fitness Minutes: 1,606

My Goals:
I want to go back to school.. Still not sure what I want to do yet though. Other than losing weight I'd also like to work on being a healthier person overall.

Ultimate Super Dream Goals:
~Wear a 2 piece bikini
~Fit into a size 6
~Have a healthy blood pressure reading every time I get it checked


My Program:
I'm eating about 1200-1400 calories a day. I use Jillian Michaels 30 day shred 5 days a week. Sometimes I do levels 1 & 2 back to back.
I am not cutting out any specific food groups yet.



Personal Information:
I very recently quit smoking. I smoked at least a pack a day since I was 20. I used the patch for 2 weeks and I haven't smoked since.
Non-Smoker since 1/1/11


Other Information:
I have a million hobbies & interests. so I prob like something that you like.. and if not I'd love to learn about it!




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  • v HOTMAMA241
    I had a great holiday season so far. How about you? Low carbing anymore?
    2368 days ago
  • v TROOPER1961
    Your welcome!!! Thrilled to have you!! Watch team page and your mailbox we have a new challenge starting up,,, a sort of welcoming in 2013 for everyone on the team!! emoticon
    2368 days ago
  • v FITNHEALTHYKAL
    On this almost eve of a brand new year, please accept my condolences on the loss of your beloved aunt and my wishes for a NEW bright year where you hold onto those precious memories and look forward to all things bright and new in 2013.

    Celebrate good times come on 2013.....
    2369 days ago
  • v PROJECT_SUSAN
    Hi! emoticon to the Tangerines! I am so glad you are on the team! I look forward to getting to know you during the challenge!

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    Go Tangerines! emoticon
    2369 days ago
  • v SCOOTERGIRLOZ
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    Hello, hope you are have a lovely cuddly Christmas. Enjoy the merry holidays and all the best for next year.

    Sadly Jane and our mutual friend Abi no longer spark but I am hoping you are just taking a mini-break and will be back soon. I think of you often.


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    Scootergirl in Oz and Memphis
    2373 days ago
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