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I started SP at the end of June 2010, I was dedicated for the entire summer and made time for me, even with three young children, 6,5 &1 (at the time). I lost 22 pounds with SP and I was so proud of myself. Then school started for the kids again, my husband started working swing shift and one more time I put myself on the back burner. I have not logged in to SP in over 9 weeks, for that matter I have not done one minute of exercise in the same amount of time. Unless you count walking for 2 hours around the neighborhood trick or treating on Halloween.

I am back to feeling tired and the scale is scary to me now. I remember how I used to get so excited for it to be weigh in day because I knew my number was going down, now I just cringe at the sight of it!

Well NO MORE! I am back again, I thought I didn't need the support and that SP was just something I got hooked on, well guess what I did get hooked. But it turns out that I really do need the frends I have made here and the challenges we strive to finish together are what keep me going. I feel like I am not alone when I talk to my SP friends and that is better than all the diets in the world. I never actually dieted for day when I was uing SP during the summer, I just made sure I was more aware of what I was eating and WHY I was eating and the number one thing was that I was active! I was so obsessed with getting the maximum amount os sparkpoints daily that I lost every week and the weeks that I didn't loose, I knew exactly why and it was ok.

I cannot thank Chris Downey enough for starting this site, it has proven to be my salvation.

Basically I found that I am a better me when I am on SP, and guess what, I like this woman, she is awesome and dedicated and active and so much more healthy in every sense of the word! I have found her again and I do not want to loose her this time!

Member Since: 12/1/2009

Fitness Minutes: 8,859

My Goals:
I will make time for me and not put me on the back burner EVER again!

I want to be able to do my Body Flow class with ease!

I want to complete the C25K once and for all!

I want to buy clothes that do not have an X in the size.

Not to give up on myself again!

Give up soda, diet included, 100%

My Program:
Using the nutrition tracker to count calories.

C25K Program

YMCA classes

Walking/Elliptical 2x/wk

Biking 3x/wk! (new to me and I love it!)

Drinking my water!

Personal Information:

Other Information:
I love to read!

Favorite Authors:
Laurell K. Hamilton
Janet Evonovich
Patricia Cornwell
James Patterson

I love music!
Anything but heavy metal and hard core rap.

I love the sun & all water sports!

I love to travel, especially with my family!

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.
It knows it must outrun the fastest lion
or it will be killed.
Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up.
It knows that it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve.
...It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or a gazelle
when the sun comes up you'd better be running.

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  • v RYDERB
    You've been M.I.A. for a really long time. emoticon I f you ever make it back to SP and need support please add me back as a friend again, and I'll be here for you. Until then, hope you find success on your weight-loss journey.
    2926 days ago
  • v RYDERB
    Happy Valentine's Day! emoticon emoticon emoticon I hope you have the perfect day!

    3172 days ago
    Mel, Just doing a little Spark-Stalking of you from our Shamrockin' Cupid Vixens challenge with the Done Girls.

    Only a few more days until our first weigh in (Belly Laughs goal - Jan. 24th), so I wanted to check in on you. Is everything going ok?

    Just wanted you to know that I notice you aren't there... and we miss you! XOXOXO
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    3197 days ago
  • v RYDERB
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy New Year!
    Hope you're having a wonderful New Year's Eve, and that tomorrow is the start of a wonderful New Year!
    3217 days ago
    Welcome back!! Im glad to hear that you are back on track. Good for you, because i know how hard it can be! I know that you can do it, you just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other, taking one day at a time.

    If you ever need to chat, just drop me a line! You are amazing Done Girl!!

    "Progress - not perfection - Is whats Important"
    3271 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/7/2011 8:41:50 AM
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