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My son was playing with the camera and took this picture...after crying at how much weight I've let myself gain back, I got determined to change it. I lost it once I can do it again!

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Starting point. 9/22/08 310 lbs. My heaviest was 315 lbs.

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playing at the park with Dylan....something I never would of done 100+ lbs ago.

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September 18th, 2008 I started on Sparkpeople. One year later I had lost 120 lbs.! Amazing yes? I thought so too and I thought each and every day that there was NO way I would let myself go back to being so heavy and unhealthy. After so much work? Are you kidding! Well I I am and I've gained back every pound I lost and then some. I am at my absolute heaviest ever, I am on high blood pressure meds now among other health ailments. How did this happen??? Let me tell you, it happened easily....too easily. De-nial is an amazing thing. BUT I've realized once again that I could sit in shame and guilt about it and keep on gaining weight or I could do something about it. One day at a time. Each day I can make a choice to keep on being so unhealthy or I can do something about it. I've had some false starts since gaining the weight back but I'll never give up. I've finally realized that until I fix the inside I'll never keep the outside fixed so thats my goal this work on the why. So wish me luck and here we go, here we go, here we go again! :)

START WEIGHT: 315 lbs.
Sept 18, 2008: 313 lbs. *Day I started with Sparks*
Oct 18, 2008: 292.6 (lost 20.4 lbs)
Nov 18, 2008: 277.8 (lost 14.8 lbs)
Dec 18, 2008: 265.4 (lost 12.4 lbs)
Jan 18, 2009: 255 (lost 10.4 lbs)
Feb 18, 2009: 242 (lost 13.0 lbs)
Mar 18, 2009: 234.6 (lost 7.4 lbs)
Apr 18, 2009: 225.2 (lost 9.4 lbs)
May 18, 2009: 216.2 (lost 9.0 lbs)
Jun 18, 2009: 209.2 (lost 7.0 lbs)
Jul 18, 2009: 202.8 (lost 6.4 lbs)
Aug 18, 2009: 194.4(lost 8.4 lbs)
Sep 18, 2009: 192.2 (lost 2.2 lbs) ** ONE YEAR SPARKIVERSARY!!!!!**
I didn't quite meet my goal of getting out of the 'obese' catagory by my one year anniversary but I DID lose 122.9 lbs in this past year and I feel SO much better!!

February 16, 2013: Startover day

Member Since: 9/18/2008

Fitness Minutes: 12,718

My Goals:
To lose the weight I've let myself gain back.

To feel healthy again

To feel strong

To be able to get on the floor and not have to get help back up

My Program:
Planning out my meals each day before I eat and getting in exercise 3-5 times a week.

Personal Information:
I'm Melissa, 45 yrs. old and I have two boys at home...16, and 5 yrs old!
I'm from Carson City, Nv. and I love it beautiful!

Other Information:
Love to read (mystery's mostly...Steven King, Dean Koontz. I love to cook (gotta learn some new ways to do that in a healthful way!)

10/10 Recently started back to school to finish up my degree and get certified as a medical assistant. I love it!!

04/2012: I finished my goal of getting my degree and my certification in medical assisting and phlebotomy. Yay me!

Finishing all my other goals...need to reach the most important one...getting healthy!

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    Hi Melissa, if you lost it once you can certaintly do it again and maybe it will be even more easier than the first time as you know now what works and what doesn't. I don't know you but I do know one thing; if someone can lose 119lbs she/he is one terrific person. Please remove the negative thoughts from your mind and begin to replace them with more positive ones. I hate to sound like a broken record here but one thing which will work for you is juicing and eating raw and green foods. Visit and search for raw food before and after pictures. You will be amazed at how well you feel and many individuals have gotten off all their meds after a short time on organic raw foods and juicing. Don't worry Melissa you will lose the weight again. I have a lot of faith in you and I know everyone will say the exact same thing. Sending lots of hugs to one fellow human to from another :) Kareema
    3799 days ago
    Yup, you did it once, you can do it again...One day at a time!
    3799 days ago
    Thanks for wake up call!
    3799 days ago
    Congrats on Being Motivator! You can do this again, your young.
    Your skin can bounce back to being smaller.
    You have caught my eye just in time,My comfort food is starting to make me feel very uncomfortable again.Keep posting! emoticon
    3799 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Love seeing you in the SPARKLIGHT.

    emoticon The motivator OF tHe DAY!! emoticon
    3799 days ago
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