MELISSIMAUS   26,324
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March 2014, 170lbs.





October 2011 - Weight...??? At least 258, but probably more.





October 2005 - That's me on the left at 168 lbs. Who is that tiny girl?



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Getting Healthy and Enjoying Life

This is my second go-round with following an exercise and eating plan and losing weight. I've been heavy ranging to obese most of my adult life. In 2005, I reached my goal weight of 170lbs, but then over the next six years, gained back all the weight I had lost and then some. A bulging disk, spinal spondylosis and arthritis in my back--all leading to some pretty extreme back pain--have taught me that keeping that weight off is not an option; if I want to enjoy life, I need to exercise, carry ...
This is my second go-round with following an exercise and eating plan and losing weight. I've been heavy ranging to obese most of my adult life. In 2005, I reached my goal weight of 170lbs, but then over the next six years, gained back all the weight I had lost and then some. A bulging disk, spinal spondylosis and arthritis in my back--all leading to some pretty extreme back pain--have taught me that keeping that weight off is not an option; if I want to enjoy life, I need to exercise, carry less weight, and strengthen my core. This is something I will need to maintain for the rest of my life.
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Member Since: 7/18/2012

SparkPoints: 26,324

Fitness Minutes: 23,909

My Goals:
Be active and sleep soundly, without pain.

My Program:
I work out at the gym 3-5 days a week, and do farm labor on our little recreational property on the weekends. We live in Seattle and walk everywhere, up and down the hills. I use the nutritional tracker and am currently focusing on getting enough protein and going alcohol-free.

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Seattle, WA
Height: 5'10"
Hysterectomy planned for Dec. 20th

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THINANDFITEMILY
8/3/2015 7:04:20 PM

of course you can come by!!! As long as you do the dishes. I don't have a dishwasher :( I love to cook but hate dishes.




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7/30/2015 8:26:45 PM

Thank you for stopping by my blog (((HUGS))) I'm very much looking forward to posting some 'Look at me now' photo's one of these days.



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6/21/2015 11:13:11 PM

hey melissa, how are you?
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