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May of 2014. You can see the changes in my face & waist, though the scale hadn't moved at all.





Sept. 2014. I was about 165 lbs here; roughly 14 pounds lighter than at my May 2014 bridal shower



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Hi, I'm Mel, and this is my slimming journey. I've battled extra weight since my Sophomore year of college. It also runs in my family (as does high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart disease).

I've been tracking my weight and measurements since 2008 when I was just 143 pounds. Since then I've gone both down and up in weight and measurements. At one point I lost a decent amount of inches and weight using a different online blogging/buddy making/food and exercise tracking ...
Hi, I'm Mel, and this is my slimming journey. I've battled extra weight since my Sophomore year of college. It also runs in my family (as does high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart disease).

I've been tracking my weight and measurements since 2008 when I was just 143 pounds. Since then I've gone both down and up in weight and measurements. At one point I lost a decent amount of inches and weight using a different online blogging/buddy making/food and exercise tracking website. I knew that tracking things kept me accountable and kept me going. When I did my weekly weigh-in on June 10th and was up 9 pounds from 2 weeks before, I knew I had to do something.

Since last September I've been consistently working out 3-4 times a week and have seen changes in my muscle tone and face, but almost nothing on the scale or measurements. In fact, since September I've gained 7 pounds! Through SparkPeople I'm hoping to change all that. My ultimate goal is to slim down a bit more for my wedding in September. However, after I reach my goal weight (which if I lose 1-2 pounds a week should happen in mid-November), I want to learn how to maintain my goal weight so I won't have to work so hard to lose the inches and pounds again. This will require a change in my attitude towards food.

I love working out. It makes me feel good and sleep so much better! I know that the food I eat is my ultimate downfall. I'm hoping to learn healthier habits, so one day I won't have to track my food and calories in order to lose or maintain weight.

Here's to a slimmer future!
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Member Since: 6/10/2014

SparkPoints: 7,895

Fitness Minutes: 6,266

My Goals:
To slim down to where I was in 2008 when I was 132 pounds. Even if I weigh a bit more than that, I'd be happy if I can get down to the same waist size.

170 - a new book (July, 2014)
160 - an item from my Amazon wish list
150 - a new perfume
140 - hour-long massage
135 (goal!) - a new dress-up outfit

Ultimate Measurement Goals:
Bust: 35
Underbust: 29.75
Belly button: 31.25
Butt: 39
Underbutt: 39

Mid-Goal Measurements and Weight:
Weight: 160
Bust: 36.5
Underbust: 31.25
Belly button: 34
Butt: 41.75
Underbutt: 42

My Program:
2-3 spin classes a week (since May)
Hula Hooping Boot Camp (since Jan. 10th, 2015)
Fight-to-Fit 1-2 classes a week

I'm also tracking what I eat and being careful to stay within the 1,200-1,500 calories range recommended by SparkPeople

Other Information:
Favorite books:
The Power of One
The Obsidian Trilogy
The Earth's Children series
Les Miserables
The Dresden Files
The Five Love Languages
The Camulod Chronicles
Garden Spells
The Killer Angels
Harry Potter series
Pendergast series
Green City in the Sun
The Prophetess
Domina

For other books, find me on GoodReads: www.goodreads.com/mbld123

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ANNALISEPEACH
3/5/2015 9:16:16 AM

Thanks for adding me as a friend; I added you back!



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BE-AMAZING
2/24/2015 9:30:56 AM

Hi, we are on the same thread on the 30s team to lose 5 pounds a month. You are doing a great job!

I just stopped by to invite you to join a new team called FIRED UP! It is to encourage motivation and to keep your determination going for the long run.
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/group
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Come check us out!
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POXYFAIRYPLUME
2/12/2015 10:02:33 AM

Thanks for the comment on my blog! It's crazy how we gain weight but shrink, isn't it? Seems backwards, ugh. I've been trying my dress on every 3 weeks or so. Every time I get a craving now for something bad, my dress pops in my mind. My mom is freaking out about it. I know I can do it, I just need to! lol



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BA5454
7/15/2014 12:53:58 PM

Thanks for stopping by--I'm finding intangible rewards are so much better for me than an actual number on the scale or tape measure. Woo-hoo!



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BA5454
7/2/2014 3:46:44 PM

Thanks for the friend add-have added back ;-).



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