MELISSIMAUS   24,377
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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 less ...
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: 24,377

Fitness Minutes: 22,489

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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IAMBIZI
7/27/2014 9:40:40 AM

peas are high in protein???did not know that!
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IAMBIZI
7/25/2014 9:51:41 AM

yeah for keeping to AF for 2 days. Last night was so hard for you. It has been easy for me have not had hubby around, he drinks.
YOU DID SO WELL!!!!!!
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CAROL_31649731
6/2/2014 2:40:19 PM

So glad everything's okay, although I'm sorry your trip was so taxing. You're dealing with so much! emoticon emoticon
Life is wonderful, for me, thanks for asking. Thanks for checking out my blog. I can't believe I actually enjoy seeing 205 on the scale . . . still not a good number, a long way to go for that. But it certainly is a lot better than where I was. All in perspective, I guess.



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CAROL_31649731
5/21/2014 12:24:57 PM

Haven't seen you around Sparkville in a while. Thinking of you . . . hope everything's okay. emoticon emoticon




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SHAWFAN
5/8/2014 5:48:27 AM

Thank you for your kind comment on my Sparkpage! I appreciate it! And yes, maintaining is hard work. Just as hard, if not harder than losing.
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