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Don't Wanna Be A Turkey This Thanksgiving....

Gobbling everything around me!! I want to eat sensibly, mindfully and watch those portions!

Hi, my name is Melissa. I'm nearing 50 years old and I am totally blind. I lost my sight due to Type 1 Diabetes, but I don't let that little inconvenience get me down much! I am an adjunct professor of psychology at my local community college and a licenced profressional counselor. Since joining SP in 2008 I've lost 20 pounds. Yes, I am losing slowly, but I'm losing!
Gobbling everything around me!! I want to eat sensibly, mindfully and watch those portions!

Hi, my name is Melissa. I'm nearing 50 years old and I am totally blind. I lost my sight due to Type 1 Diabetes, but I don't let that little inconvenience get me down much! I am an adjunct professor of psychology at my local community college and a licenced profressional counselor. Since joining SP in 2008 I've lost 20 pounds. Yes, I am losing slowly, but I'm losing!


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Member Since: 3/28/2008

SparkPoints: 156,275

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My Goals:
I just finished the Fall 5% challenge with not much success. I lost, but not my 5%. I still have a few weeks left with the BLC26 and am putting forth a real effort!

My Program:
I am a member of Weight Watchers now and it is working for me. I also plan to do every challenge within my BLC26 challenge to the best of my ability to build healthy habits that will last!


Personal Information:
I am totally blind as a result of Type 1 Diabetes and living the wild life in my younger days! I "celebrated" 45 years of being diabetic this May. I live in lovely South VA and have a wonderful husband and spoiled mutt named Sassy. She is a handful, but it is worth it!

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I love reading and especially enjoy psychological thrillers, mysteries, stories featuring dogs and the occasional occult novel like Stephen King or Dean Koontz. I am an avid belly dancer, but have only recently started to dance again since my mother's death on 12/12/12! I still have not gotten back into belly dancing mostly due to transportation problems since my dad had a stroke in 2013 and he was my ride! I enjoy water! I love swimming, water aerobics, water jogging and more! I walk a mile with leslie Samsone everyday and sometimes more. I actually enjoy exercising! I love summer!! I also try to make it to Curves at least 3 times a week and do the Curves Smart program which pushes me to improve my workout each time! Plus I am an avid follower of Jessica Smith's video workouts!

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KALANTHA
11/24/2014 8:11:56 AM

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"Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat." (Jill Johnson)

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SPIFF37
11/19/2014 1:27:18 PM

Just dropping by to say hello! I love that you are continuously active on this site. I don't like when people I've come to consider friends drop off silently; I've been guilty of the same, actually! But not you! Way to go!!!



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KALANTHA
11/19/2014 9:59:57 AM

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"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do." (Pope John XXIII)

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SWEETNEEY
11/19/2014 5:19:33 AM

Yeah, talk about torture. The hills I do in Nassau are a joke. It's like mountain climbing



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BEEJAY49
11/18/2014 6:06:42 AM

Thank you for the tissues! They are greatly needed. Love you! HUGS!



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