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Starting weight 191, I am 180 in this photo! 02/12/06

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I'm 30 and ready for a new life! I also want to add that I lost this weight, working 2 jobs, 7 days a week, 70 + hours a week! So, I know when time is limited.. You just have to make time!!

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

Member Since: 2/15/2006

Fitness Minutes: 2,225

My Goals:
I have reached my May 1st goal weight(153). I've reached my 09/03/06 goal of 120 lbs, but didn't maintain! I lost 1 pound in 2005 and 58 pounds in 2006. I am going to lose and maintain 32 more pounds by Jan 1st 2008!!

My Program:
My old exercise routine: Have changed jobs and everything has just plain changed... LOL
Morning walk- 1 hr 3 miles
**I do these here at work on my break**
24 body squats
24 forward lunges (both legs)
24 lateral lunges (both legs)
24 side bends
12:30 lunch walk/jog, 1 hr 3 miles (I walk rain or shine. I was wearing 2 lbs weights on my wrists while walking, but since I''ve started trying to jog, I''ve stopped wearing them)
50 toe touches
24 calf extensions
24 step-ups (both legs)
24 lateral arm raises (up to 3.3 lbs weights each arm)
24 alternating curls (same weights as above)
24 deep body squats w/ 6.6 weights
6 o''clock walk, 1 hour 3 miles (same as lunch)
*I do these at home*
24 crunches
24 crunches with twist
50 reverse crunches
24 leg raises (both legs/ laying on side and back)
10 minutes of stretching...
I also have a stationary bike and a cardio glide that I ride randomly... A

Personal Information:
I'm Melanie and I'm from Georgia!

A little about me... I was married for 8 years to an abusive man. We divorced in 2004 and he tired to kill me. He's currently serving a prison sentence for this. I've just recently found out he's remarried and I'm happy about this. I hope he spends the rest of his life with his new wife and leaves me the hell alone! Update, he's out of prison... and leaving me alone. I did find out that he has a 7 year old child with his new wife. Said child created during our marriage....

On 12/18/05 I decided I needed to find me. I'm in the process of making a complete lifestyle change. At this date I was weighing 191 pounds. I'm only 4'11" so that's a bad weight for me. 2005 Lost 1 Pound! 2006 Lost 58 pounds!
2007 goal to lose and maintain 32 pounds! Goal weight 100 lbs!

Other Information:
Quit Smoking at 11:30 pm 09/30/06!

As of 01/01/07 still not smoking. I gained about 18 pounds since these photos... due to a number of different things...

As of 02/04/08 I'm still not smoking. I'm averaging between 135 - 140 lbs. I'm doing my best to get back to the weight I was when I quit smoking which was 115 lbs.... I'll get there this year!!!

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  • v YICHE12
    I came across your page. I just want to congratulate you on the progress you have made. You are hardly recognizable my dear! I am happy for you. emoticon
    3781 days ago
    Best of luck on your weight loss. You CAN do it! Here are some great teams that I hope you join:

    Victoria’s Secret Angels: http://teams.sparkpeople.com/VSAngelsTeam

    SP Hotties: http://teams.sparkpeople.com/Hotties
    (which just started a great challenge called Totally Toned Abs! The challenge is a great way to lose weight/ tone up before summer)

    Leaving 110-ville, which is a weight support group for those who either are aiming to weigh 120 or below or for anyone who is there now. The team is a great support system and are active on challenges as well: http://teams.sparkpeople.com/leaving110vil

    Carmen Electra Team is for those who want to look hot! We share beauty/ fitness/ diet tips so we all can be even more gorgeous and glamorous: http://teams.sparkpeople.com/CarmenElectra

    F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Fans (new team): http://teams.sparkpeople.com/Friends

    Hope you join the teams. Good Luck! Have a great week.

    4550 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/11/2008 7:33:10 PM
    You are a true inspiration. Congratulations on your hard work and success!
    4751 days ago
  • v MAREC24
    Hi, Melanie!!
    I love the blonde hair.....very striking! You look wonderful...quitting smoking must agree with you. You must be so proud! As always, thanks for being such a great inspiration!

    4814 days ago
    Saw your HILARIOUS comment on the message boards regarding calorie burning during sex...THANKS for the info, I've been wondering myself!
    PS You look GREAT, congrats!
    4972 days ago
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