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I am 46 years old - am married to a wonderful man (this March will be 20 years). We have not been blessed with our own children; however as my sister has told me I am a mother to everyone I meet no matter their age. We do have 6 beautiful 4-legged children. All dogs - their names are Sterling (Pom), Sarah (tea cup chihuaha), Bristol (pomuaha), Friday (pomuaha), Ducky (pomuaha), and Lil Bit (Giant Schnauzer). I help with our 5th Grade Sunday School class, the Lord has blessed us in so many ways. One was getting my husband and I together. We met he asked me on a date - 3 days later her proposed and within a month we were married. He loves me no matter my weight, however he is very supportive and even pushy when I need to be pushed. He let's me know that I can do anything I want. Now he does not eat the same foods as me, but he does not insist that I eat what he has. And when I do not have time he will fix my food for me based on the Sparkpeople menu (tracker) I print out each week. Enough about me - looking forward to meeting new friends on-line. May you all have a wonderful day and be blessed with His grace and peace.

Member Since: 1/24/2012

Fitness Minutes: 10,368

My Goals:
My first goal is to get below 215lb - then I will set goal to get below 200lb - goal is to lose weight and at the same time get fit. --- I am almost there cannot wait to set my next goal. My long term goal is a healthy life - one of my short term goals is to be able to run a half marathon or at least a 5K by the end of this year.

My Program:
I am using the meal plan and fitness plan here on SP to help and I am joining a group at church "Run for God" - they have several levels - walking, training for half-marathon, training for marathon" - my goal is to eventually run at least a half-marathon with them. But for now my goal is to walk at every opportunity I have with them.

Personal Information:
I am originally from Chicago, IL - but I have lived in about half the U.S.A. and in Germany. I now reside in Chattanooga, TN. My name is Melinda Marchele Miller (I go by Marchele). I am on facebook.

Other Information:
My favorite authors are J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts), Laurrel K. Hamilton, and Kay Hooper. I like to bowl, I am on a bowling league. I also like to crochet and cross stitch.

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    You're a valued member of the 12 Weeks to Walking Team. Have a great week! Stop by and chat!

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    - The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself–the invisible battles inside all of us–that’s where it’s at. –Jesse Owens

    2373 days ago
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    You are not alone on this journey. We do not stand in front or behind but beside each other. You can do this. Don't get down if you make a mistake but get back up and do it again and again until you get it right. It will happen. Maybe not today or even tomorrow but you will do it if you believe in yourself. Find that strength deep inside and bring it out. Don't jump into a decision to quit and then regret it. Even a small victory is a step ahead. I believe in you and now it is time for all of us to believe in ourselves. Let's make this the month we really FLY!
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