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12/16/10 9:48 A

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Welcome!!

You can do it!! As a few very wise Spark People said to me when I first joined, just take it one day at a time, and you've already overcome the first hurdle, you joined us here!!

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12/15/10 11:12 P

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Thank you very much!! I hope I can do it

~Melissa~
***Orange Alpha Tiger BLC 15***

*** Co-Captain Orange Alpha Tiger BLC 16***

" The only person I am competing with is myself"

"Never live in the past but always learn from it"

"Challenges are what make life interesting; Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful"

Firecracker Challenge
Start weight ~ 294 pounds
Firecracker ~ 279 pounds
New Moon ~ 259 pounds
Fallin' ~ 239 pounds
Sexy Beast ~ 219 pounds



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12/15/10 9:57 P

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Hi Melissa,

Welcome to the team!! I've been here just over a month seriously and I'm already feeling better. Wishing you much success!!!
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12/15/10 3:33 P

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Thank you very much for the encouraging words. I am really going to put my heart and soul into this. I have to.. My life is at stake. I am pre-diabetic and my grandmother is diabetic and was just diagnosed with heart disease. I am watching her deteriorate right before my eyes. It scares me.. She is only 60 YRS OLD.

~Melissa~
***Orange Alpha Tiger BLC 15***

*** Co-Captain Orange Alpha Tiger BLC 16***

" The only person I am competing with is myself"

"Never live in the past but always learn from it"

"Challenges are what make life interesting; Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful"

Firecracker Challenge
Start weight ~ 294 pounds
Firecracker ~ 279 pounds
New Moon ~ 259 pounds
Fallin' ~ 239 pounds
Sexy Beast ~ 219 pounds



 current weight: 305.0 
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12/15/10 3:27 P

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Hello Melissa,

So glad to see you found spark!! I am crying right now reading your post. You remind me of me. I started here about 1 1/2 years ago, and 126 pounds heavier! Let me tell you the problem with all the other attempts you have made is they are a fad diet. Don't get me wrong, we have all tried one form or another also. But that is why Spark People works. It is not a "diet" but it is a lifestyle change. Being on spark has tought me so much about food, exercise, emotions, control and believing in myself and I know you can find the same here if you just give it time. One day at a time, one meal at a time.

I encourage you to use the tracker and the mobile ap is great! Also get involved in a team. People tend to do better when involved. And give yourself time. This will not happen over night and you have to understand that and be ok with it. I am glad you found us!!

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12/15/10 3:12 P

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Hi Melissa, and welcome!

I hope that Spark works for you. I have been here for about four months now, and have lost about 35 lbs - and have gained some WONDERFUL new habits! The thing that I love about it here is that it's not a fad diet, it's a tool to help you change your lifestyle - to lose the weight and to KEEP it off forever. The work hasn't been easy, but it has been rewarding.

If there is any way that I can help you out in your journey, please let me know!

Denise

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12/15/10 3:05 P

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Hi my name is Melissa. I am 26yrs old, 5'6" and between 310-320 pounds. I have tried so many times to lose weight. Everything from Atkins to the 3 day diet. And I lost weight but usually just gained it right back plus a little extra. I AM SO FEED UP!!! This is my last attempt at losing weight before I resort to weight-loss surgery. I came across this website completely by accident. I was looking for a calorie counter app on my phone and it gave me spark people as an option. Then I went to the website and was instantly drawn to the fact that everything is FREE and all the success stories were really encouraging. So I decided to give it another shot.. All I have to say is LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN!!!

~Melissa~
***Orange Alpha Tiger BLC 15***

*** Co-Captain Orange Alpha Tiger BLC 16***

" The only person I am competing with is myself"

"Never live in the past but always learn from it"

"Challenges are what make life interesting; Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful"

Firecracker Challenge
Start weight ~ 294 pounds
Firecracker ~ 279 pounds
New Moon ~ 259 pounds
Fallin' ~ 239 pounds
Sexy Beast ~ 219 pounds



 current weight: 305.0 
316
289.5
263
236.5
210
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