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Whatever the goal we're pursuing
No matter how rugged the climb
We're certain to get there by trying our best
And taking one day at a time

"Forever" is hard to imagine
"The future" may seem far away
But every new dawn brings a wonderful chance
To do what we can on that day

-Emily Matthews

Hi! My name is Mel and I am 26 years old. I am tired of letting my weight decide what i do with my life. I'm embarrassed to even admit how many things my weight has kept me from doing. Last year I was at my heaviest weight- 204 pounds. When they finally weighed me at the dr.s office I was so humiliated.

My Dr. said, "Melanie, when they take your blood pressure, from now on tell them that they have to use a size large cuff."

I had avoided scales b/c I was in denial. They put me on a liquid weight loss plan that I paid for out-of-pocket. It was very expensive. I was on a tight budget but I paid for it anyway.. in cash. $145 a week.

I lost a total of 4 pounds in 30 days. Not worth it. Especially since they had told me all these stories about how they themselves had lost 14 pounds in 2 weeks. I quit the program. I decided I could do the same plan on my own.. and much cheaper.

Something I learned from the liquid diet was how much food is always in our faces. When you can not eat ANYTHING other than the pre-mixed shakes your doctor gives you, you see exactly how much food is tempting us every day. I realized you can buy food almost everywhere, on every corner. No wonder weight loss is so hard for us.

I love spark people and I love connecting with people who understand just how important it is to get healthy. Feel free to add me as a friend!

Member Since: 3/22/2011

Fitness Minutes: 1,606

My Goals:
I want to go back to school.. Still not sure what I want to do yet though. Other than losing weight I'd also like to work on being a healthier person overall.

Ultimate Super Dream Goals:
~Wear a 2 piece bikini
~Fit into a size 6
~Have a healthy blood pressure reading every time I get it checked

My Program:
I'm eating about 1200-1400 calories a day. I use Jillian Michaels 30 day shred 5 days a week. Sometimes I do levels 1 & 2 back to back.
I am not cutting out any specific food groups yet.

Personal Information:
I very recently quit smoking. I smoked at least a pack a day since I was 20. I used the patch for 2 weeks and I haven't smoked since.
Non-Smoker since 1/1/11

Other Information:
I have a million hobbies & interests. so I prob like something that you like.. and if not I'd love to learn about it!

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  • v TURTLE69
    Welcome to the Done Being a Fat Girl Team! emoticon It is a very supportive and motivated team. Feel free to add me as a friend. If ever you need help, just let us know and one of your Done Sistahs will be there for you.


    3738 days ago
    Welcome to the Fresno team. Get involved in person with us if you are able to. We have ongoing activities and Spark Rallys. Good luck on your journey!
    3738 days ago
    You probably have already received an automatically generated welcome message from the Bead Bugs team. This is my personal welcome to you. I hope you will be an active member.

    aka JAQUANAH
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    3738 days ago
    emoticon Hey there! emoticon Join me in a DONE Girls dance!! WoOoo HoOooo!!

    I just wanted to welcome you to the DONE Being the Fat Girl Spark Team!!! We are always happy to have a new DONE Girl with us. Take your time, feel your way around our various threads, and please feel free to ask any one of us if you have any questions,concerns, needs, or anything! We are DONE Sisters and here to support each other!
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    Good luck on your goals! So glad you joined us!
    XOXO, Nixie (Co-leader of the DONE Girls) emoticon emoticon
    3739 days ago
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