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Updated 6/21/2013:
I joined SparkPeople in April 2007 when I took a look at the pictures of my vow renewal ceremony. At this time I weighed about 220lbs which was my highest except while I was pregnant. Between that time and 2010, I lost and gained the same several lbs every year.

In January 2011 I decided to get serious about taking the weight off permanently and by the end of the year I had gotten down to my lowest weight since starting this journey at 191.2.

In 2012 I started out the year great but slowly lost momentum. I didn't gain all the weight back but I was up to 203 by the end of the year. In 2012 my husband decided that he had enough of the ups and downs and decided to do something more permanent and had WLS in November 2012. This is when I made my decision also.

So 2013 start with me at 203 and seeking the help of WLS. My insurance required me to see a nutritionist for 2 months and was able to get down to 199. Everything was set and I was waiting for the insurance approval when I unfortunately had a little set back. In April I had an episode of Bell's Palsy and had to take steriods for 15 days which had me going up to 208lbs. On April 13th I started my Pre-op diet weighing 203lbs. On the day of surgery I weighed in at 198.4.

Surgery Day: 198.4
1 Wk Post-op: 190.6
2 Wks Post-op: 186.4
3 Wks Post-op: 185.4
1 Mo Post-op: 183.8
6 Wks Post-op: 184.6
2 Mos Post-op: 181.6
3 Mos Post-op: 175.2
6 Mos Post-op: 167.4
9 Mos Post-op: 167.4
1 yr Post-op:

Member Since: 4/30/2007

Fitness Minutes: 24,634

My Goals:
My main goal is to lower my liver enzymes and repair the damage to my liver. MET!!! I would also like to quit taking my blood pressure medication MET!!! and lower my BMI to a healthy range.

My Program:
I hope to eat less and better, and exercise more regularly.

Personal Information:
I'm 46 y/o married with 3 children, Michael 17, Chris 14, and Angelina 11. I have been married to Max for 19 yrs. I live in San Antonio, TX.

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    Hi, I'm Melissa, one of your Armani team members. I look forward to getting to know you better!
    2495 days ago
    How was week one of the DESIGN CHALLENGE for you? Don't forget to turn in your points. We would love to have them by noon on Sunday! Go Team Armani! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2497 days ago
    Lord make me an instrument of your peace,
    Where there is hatred let me sow love.
    Where there is injury, pardon.
    Where there is doubt, faith.
    Where there is despair, hope.
    Where there is darkness, light.
    And where there is sadness, joy.

    O divine master grant that I may
    not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
    to be understood as to understand;
    To be loved as to love
    For it is in giving that we receive-
    it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
    And it's in dying that we are born to eternal life.
    - St Francis' prayer
    2500 days ago
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    Just added you as a friend since you're on my team in the DESIGN challenge. Go Team.
    2502 days ago
    Just wanted to let you know I added you as a friend. We are on team Armani together and hope to get to know you better as we work toward our goals.
    2503 days ago
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