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October 2013

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I am recommitting to my weight loss. I have spent the last few years doing the yo-yo diet and now that I am 42 I feel I need to get serious and stick with it. I'm leaving my stats below to remind me I'm still doing better than I was on 10-07-08 but I still have a long way to go. I have gained almost everything back that I have been yo-yo-ing for the last few years. I am afraid if I continue on this path I will reach a point where I can't turn it around and I will either die or become a burden on my family to take care of me.

10-07-08 301.8
10-14-08 296.8
10-19-08 297.0
10-26-08 295.2
11-02-08 293.0
11-09-08 291.8
11-16-08 290.0
1-21-09 294
2-5-09 292
1-23-12 280
1-27-12 281
2-3-12 275
5-29-12 256
12-1-13 286.2

Member Since: 10/9/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,983

My Goals:
I would love to fit into a good pair of jeans again. I would love to think about exercise before food all the time. I want to go running and be able to do it without having a heart attack or feel like Im not gonna catch my breath ever again. I want to live a long happy life with my husband.

My Program:
Right now the plan is to get into the routine of exercising daily and recording my food and activity. I think once I can see how all of those choices have impacted the way I feel it will be convincing enough to keep going and increasing exercise.

Personal Information:
My name is Melanie. I live in Lansing, IL. I have two adult kids. My 23year old daughter recently graduated from college and got married. My 21 year old son lives out in California and has a good job. He is going to become a father in May 2014 which will make me a first time grandma! I feel like it's my time to refocus on myself.

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My favorite hobby is scrapbooking. Unfortunately it requires me to sit on my butt to do it. Since joining this site though I have started making a scrapbook of my weight loss journey and it has to include activity pics in it so it helps me get moving. Also it starts with the fat pics and will soon have the thinner pics to compare with.

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