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On my personal journey to lose weight and get fit after delivering baby #3...

My main motivation is my marriage next June. Dress shopping WILL be the experience I want it to be.... already down nearly 50 pounds.... I WILL NOT be a plus-sized bride.

Please follow my journey and join my daily challenge team, (((( Sending SKINNY Vibes! )))) We are a fun, feel-good team of people who are ready and willing to join in "random acts of encouragement" and motivation! Always a daily challenge to spread the spark!

Member Since: 8/4/2006

Fitness Minutes: 7,653

My Goals:
I just had a baby on 12/23/09. My goal is to lose around eighty pounds AND to keep it off by adopting healthy lifestyle changes.

I want to look beautiful in a wedding dress and find a fabulous dress that isn't in the plus sizes!

My Program:
I am spending more time in the grocery store making better choices. Although I am making better choices, I tend to fall off the wagon easily and my portion sizes are not in check. I am easily tempted and need to increase my willlpower!

I walk and hit the gym at least three times a week.

I need as much support as I can get, and since I am on the computer a lot, I thought that this would be a good place to begin.

Personal Information:
My name is Melanie and I have three beautiful biracial children, ages ten, six, and nearly eight months. I am divorced, and happy to say that I have found a great guy and am in a solid relationship. We are getting married 6/25/11 and I will look fabulous!!

I am 36, and I am looking for buddies to help keep me on track, and I like the idea of people peeking over my shoulder, watching my progress.... I want a sense of accountability, and I am hoping this might help.

Other Information:
I am an 8th grade language arts teacher and a big Harry Potter fan and Twilight series fan.

Start weight for 2010 was
214 pounds after baby....

*** 15 pounds lost on 4/28/10 -- 198.4

*** 20 pounds lost on 5/26/10 -- 193.6

*** 25 pounds lost on 6/16/10 -- 189.2

*** 30 pounds lost on 7/12/10 -- 183.6

*** 35 pounds lost on 8/16/10 -- 178.8

*** 40 pounds lost on 10/13/10

*** 45 pounds lost on 11/10/10

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    3541 days ago

    Because I understand that my love and respect for my body are metaphors of my love and respect for my self and my soul, I pledge to do the following:

    To stop berating my body and to begin celebrating the vessel that I have been given. I will remember the amazing things my body has given me: the ability to experience the world with a breadth of senses, the ability to perceive and express love, the ability to comfort and soothe, and the ability to fight, provide, and care for humanity.

    To understand that my body is an opportunity not a scapegoat.

    To be the primary source of my confidence. I will not rely on or wait for others to define my worth.

    To let envy dissipate and allow admiration to be a source of compassion by offering compliments to others.

    To gently but firmly stand up for myself when someone says to me (or I say to myself) something harmful.

    To change the inner-monologue in my head to one that sees possibility not problems, potential not shortcomings, blessings not imperfections.

    To give my body the things that it needs to do its work well: plenty of water, ample movement, stretches, rest, and good nutrition, and limit or eliminate the things that do not nurture my body.

    To see exercise as a way to improve my internal health and strength instead of a way to fight or control my body.

    To understand that my weight is not good or bad. It is just a number, and I am only good.

    To love my body and my self today. I do not have to weigh ten pounds less, have longer hair, or to have my degree in my hand to have worth. I have worth just as I am, and I embrace that power.

    To recognize my body's strengths.

    To no longer put off the things that I wish to experience because I am waiting to do them in a different body.

    To understand that a body, just like a personality, is like a fingerprint: a wonderful embodiment of my uniqueness.

    Sending ((((Positive & Skinny Vibes)))) your way,

    3580 days ago
    How can I get active in the Skinny Vibes group again. I can't figure it out. Help please. Injoy:) Carolyn
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