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Hi, I'm Melanie. I'm 46 years old. I used Sparkpeople successfully for several years before I was diagnosed with Hashimotos Thyroiditis in 2015. Fitness has always been a part of my life, and choosing to eat right for my body has been primary to my health for about 7 years.

I discovered jazzercise in April of 2011. I feel sad for anyone who doesn't love their fitness program. I only had to go to jazzercise once to be hooked. I love dancing to lose weight and tone, and I miss it when I can't go. It has definitely become my go-to workout. I am dabbling in weight lifting, hoping to create some balance between cardio (which tends to stress my body), and adding muscle.

Autoimmunity has changed my life in so many ways. It's a blessing and a curse for many reasons. But, mostly, it's something I'm grateful for. I am more aware of my kid's health issues, and I'm able to approach their healing in more natural ways, restorative ways. But it has made my own life a struggle. Mentally, physically..... every aspect of my being is affected by my low functioning thyroid. I'm doing what I can, and I'm back at Sparkpeople to track my progress.

Member Since: 10/27/2007

Fitness Minutes: 38,548

My Goals:
I've always had a fear of setting goals; probably because it's too much accountability. Once I've spoken it, it's out there; it has to be done. So, I've been a coward when it comes to the long haul.

My Program:
I jazzercise regularly, and I've recently joined a gym for some additional weight training. Along with some revisions in my already restricted diet, I'm hoping to tone and lose about 20 pounds.

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  • v no profile image MINEGRA
    thanks for sharing your progress!
    1945 days ago
    Wow!!!! I just looked at your weight loss track and your picture in last summer's shorts. You are amazing!!!!! Wow! I am so impressed.

    Whatever you're doing, keep up the great job. You are emoticon
    3375 days ago
    Thank you so much for stopping by my page and leaving such a beautiful warm message. I am really really sorry for your loss and the way it went down.

    None of us (at least in this culture) are prepared for what death is really like. And it seems like most people can't handle hearing about it.

    Let's keep encouraging one another.

    Thank you again. You are very very kind. Rosealie.
    3375 days ago
    Congrats on all your fitness minutes, Mel!! And it shows: you look awesome!!
    3388 days ago
    Aww, thanks, Reece. It means a lot to me when people notice and care enough to say, 'good job'! I'm working, most of the time. But, the weight is coming off, slowly but surely. You MUST try jazzercise when you get some energy back after this'll keep you faithful when you haven't been with other programs, believe me, I'm proof. Thanks for stopping by, girlie. emoticon
    3392 days ago
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