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My name is Melissa. I'm 47. I have lost a little over 70 pounds. I am looking for more support as I lose the last 10 pounds on my weight loss journey.

Things about me: I have always loved ladybugs. I have 4 ladybug tattoos. I started my ladybug obsession when I was in my teens. It's kind of died down now that I'm in my 40's but it used to be really crazy and obsessive where I had tons of ladybug things/decorations in every room of my home.

I have 3 children ages 27, 24 and 21. My youngest son recently married and is expecting his first child (my 2nd grandchild!). I also have a 4.5 year old grandson. Life is really good for me right now.

I have had tremendous losses of life in my family. I think that is what led to my weight gain to 201 pounds. My father died of ALS, my brother in law and my cousin took their own lives in the last 3 years. Just a lot of loss and how I handled it was eating to stuff the feelings down, down, down.

I really love food and love to eat. Food is a drug for me and unfortunately one that I "have" to deal with each day. Unlike cigarettes and alcohol and drugs, food is something I HAVE to consume. Learning to control my consumption has been the most challenging thing for me, yet the most rewarding. I am happy I have gone down the weight loss trail and look forward to my continued progress!


Member Since: 5/8/2013

Fitness Minutes: 38,504

My Goals:
New Goals on 10/22/2013:

Lose down to 130 lbs.

Walk 30 min. daily.

Log in daily to SP.

Track all food & activity.

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Sparkpeople is providing so much information for me!! I have been getting more healthier over the last 3 years. My top weight was 203 pounds. I tried numerous diets that DID work but I didn't feel supported. I have been on SP since May of 2013 and have found many friends who are experiencing the same journey as myself. I love this site!!

I am now tracking all my food and activity through SP.



Personal Information:
I live in Kansas but was born and raised in Texas, where I met my husband. We relocated to his home state of Oklahoma and he attended school, where after his graduation from OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, we relocated again to Kansas for his job. Kansas is interesting but it's not home.


Other Information:
I love college football. Oklahoma STATE University is my FAVORITE TEAM EVER! Go Pokes! I love Big 12 football!




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  • v PATTIE441
    Hi There! Welcome! We are so glad you are here! And congratulations on your weight loss! You are doing so great. I understand about feeling alone. I have also been on WW, and had lost 50, but feel I do not have much support there. SparkPeople have so many supportive people and you will never feel alone. Please feel free to add me and we can do this together! Let's go, girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2445 days ago
  • v GREENGEENY2
    You are my goal :) Where you are at is where I would like to be...where you were is where I am. I am new here too!! Just signed up yesterday, and today is my first day following the plan...eating and exercising.
    2447 days ago
  • v BRADMILL2922
    Thank you for the goodie! I am glad to help inspire anyway that I can. Still seems a bit strange to me that I can inspire anyone since I had such a hard time inspiring myself for so long but I really appreciate you saying so!

    Looks like you are pretty new to SP, so welcome! I added you as a friend and look forward to watching your success!
    2447 days ago
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