Major Changes
Thursday, October 03, 2013      1 comments

Well, it's been a while since I was active on this site. I'm slowly trying to make my way back here. A few updates: 1) After 2 1/2 years of "battling", I'm finally divorced! Big woohoo! 2) I've started selling Premier Designs high-fas... Read more
Thursday, May 17, 2012      5 comments

Last night I stepped out of my comfort zone and went to my first Zumba class. This was a huge step for me, not only because I can't dance but because I went by myself. I got there early just to get a feel for the place since I had never taken a ... Read more
Your Newest San Antonio Sparkteam Co-Leader
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      4 comments

Hi, I am Melissa, your newest San Antonio Sparkteam Co-Leader! I would like to thank Lillie, MJ, and TaMara for allowing me to test out this new role. ... Read more
Just An Update
Thursday, November 10, 2011      4 comments

Hi all, I just wanted to pop in and say hi! My life is crazy as usual, but I'm hoping things are starting to change in a positive direction. My husband and I came to an agreement, and I'm happy to report that my daughter has been back with ... Read more
Re-Starting Sparkpeople...Again
Thursday, September 01, 2011      12 comments

As some of you may remember, I took a break from Sparkpeople to focus on my dissertation. Well, I didn't meet the deadline, but I'm hoping to be done writing it up this month and defending no later than October. In those 2 months, I comple... Read more
20 Days to Make It Happen
Saturday, July 09, 2011      5 comments

I have to have my completed dissertation submitted for review by July 29th, so that I can defend by August 12th. That leaves me 20 more days. I must admit, I'm starting to freak out and feeling myself unravel psychologically. I pray to God I can... Read more
Measurements After 2 Months of Turbo Fire and EPIC Leg 6 Goals (with Leg 6 Beginning Photo)
Saturday, July 02, 2011      6 comments

Starting Weight: 166.0-->162.4-->160.8 (July 2, 2011) From 05/02/2011 to 05/30/2011 to 07/02/2011: Hips: 45 1/8---->44 1/2---->44.0 (goal was 43 1/2) Waist: 39 3/4--->39 1/4--->39.0 (goal was 38 1/2) L Arm: 15 3/4--->15 3/4-->15 ... Read more
EPIC Leg 5 Beginning and Ending Pictures
Saturday, June 25, 2011      7 comments

Ok, here are my beginning and ending photos. It's that TOM so a horrible day to take a picture, but you gotta do what you gotta do. I'll have to post measurements next week. Beginning Leg 5 (front--May 26, 2011) ... Read more
Working Toward a Size Medium
Wednesday, June 15, 2011      11 comments

My mom gave me a Notre Dame t-shirt that she had bought a while back but didn't like the way it fit. So she gave it to me. I tried it on yesterday. I still have some work to do before I can wear this shirt. It was tight around the neck, and I co... Read more
Me in My Size 14 Capris
Thursday, June 09, 2011      24 comments

I bought a new outfit to attend my friend's wedding, which was a couple of days ago. I was thrilled that I fit into size 14 capris. Here is a full-length photo of me, courtesy of my dad. ... Read more
Measurements After 1 Month of Turbo Fire and EPIC Leg 5 Goals Revisited
Monday, May 30, 2011      16 comments

Starting Weight: 166.0 Ending Weight: 162.4 From 05/02/2011 to 05/30/2011: Hips: 45 1/8---->44 1/2 Waist: 39 3/4--->39 1/4 L Arm: 15 3/4--->15 3/4 R Arm: 15 1/4--->15 1/4 L Leg: 24 3/4---->24 1/4 R Leg: 24 1/4--->23 ... Read more
EPIC Leg 4 Results and EPIC Leg 5 Goals
Friday, May 27, 2011      8 comments

As always, I have feminine issues at the end of the month, so I'm using yesterday's weigh-in as my official weigh-in for EPIC Leg 4. I started Leg 4 at 166.0, and I'm now at 162.4, totalling a 3.6 pound loss for this leg, or about 1 pound per we... Read more
Making My Sparkpage Accessible
Thursday, May 26, 2011      1 comments

I've had my Sparkpage private since I rejoined Spark in January. Now that I am a co-leader for EPIC 2.0 (a challenge sponsored by the San Antonio Sparkteam), I think it's time for me to UNprivate it. Yeah, I just made up a word, lol. I want to b... Read more
Pictures Prior to EPIC Leg 5
Thursday, May 26, 2011      7 comments

I took my front and side pictures this morning in preparation for Leg 5 of EPIC. I weighed 162.4 this morning. ... Read more
Revamping My Caloric Intake
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      2 comments

I had been losing 1-2 pounds a week consistently while doing Turbo Jam. Almost immediately after starting Turbo Fire, the weight loss stopped. I understand the starvation mode concept pretty well, but I figured if I was losing weight doing Turbo... Read more

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