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Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and a happy and healthy new year from our home to yours! December, 2018

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Baby Sassy June 2013

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Here we are in year 2020.... As a child I thought 2020 would have us living like the Jetsons, flying around the cosmos, instant beauty, instant meals, and while I never thought of it then, instant weight loss! We are not exactly like the Jetsons, but we have plenty of instant everything, even instant weight loss if you go keto, but that is not sustainable for me!

Towards the end of 2019 I battled 2 bouts of pneumonia, caught 2 separate colds which were serious, and all I wished for the new year was health!

Health! That is what everyone is hoping & praying for as we try to navigate our way thru this pandemic and new world! As many others I find myself totally stressed out and like many others find myself eating my way thru the dull, days alone at home!

I made it to my first stepstone of my goal weight and then gained almost all of my weight back! I have reasons that may or may not be excuses for it, but I am struggling to lose it again! Hoping here, in July, I can fire up my efforts and remember how good I felt when I lost all of those pounds! I'm working on it!

Member Since: 3/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 368,966

My Goals:
Once again, I'm doing baby steps as if this is my first rodeo with weight loss! Tracking, tracking, tracking! Drinking my water, eating my freggies, exercising! Snacking is where I need to get a grip, so I am going to use a tip from WW and make a snack container each day with pre-portioned, point friendly snacks that fit into my budget and once that container is empty, that ends my snacking for the day! Today is my first day of this new habit!

My Program:
I'm using WW Purple, but not sticking with it very well, may have to return to the Blue Plan and see if that works better.... I Use the pool & Curves for my workouts! If it is a rainy day, i use Pahla B Fitness for my workouts!

Personal Information:
I am totally blind as a result of Type 1 Diabetes & living a wild life in my teens and early 20s! I celebrated 50 years of diabetes on May 21, 2019! Pretty awesome I've lived this long! I am now battling kidney disease as well as being blind. so, more than ever healthy eating is a priority!

I am married and live in beautiful southside Virginia! I have a wonderful & supportive husband. We have a 4 legged baby girl named Sassy. Yes, she is spoiled and maybe a bit crazy! but, we love her to pieces!

I am trained in belly dancing & even performed on a cruise ship! I enjoy water aerobics, swimming, walking/jogging, am addicted to Pahla Bowers workout videos and Curves. Curves has a new dance workout program for those in between machine times and I love it!

Other Information:
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 a Type 1 Diabetic. Diagnosed at age 4. Losing weight will NOT cure my diabetes. As of now there is NO cure!

A house is not a home without a dog!~Unknown

None are so blind as those who will not see. ~Author Unknown

You can have results or excuses—not both!

There are only 2 options: Make progress or make excuses!~ Anonymous

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    4334 days ago
    Thank you for the beautiful bouquet! I hope you have a wonderful week! :)
    4337 days ago
    Hey there, Melissa! Thanks for stopping by my Spark Page and welcoming me to TBC. In the two days I've been on Spark, I'm STILL struggling to take back control, so maybe I need to hang around that team a lot! You sound like one accomplished, busy woman in spite of serious health problems and setbacks and are a real inspiration to me; I've got a little collection of health problems, too. Give Captain Jack a little hug for me! I'm the aunt of two poodles. - Susan
    4341 days ago
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    Thanks for the Goodie! If you come up to WashDC look me up.
    4341 days ago
    Melissa, thanks so much for stopping by my page to welcome me to TBC!! Jack is my newest beagle in our family. We've had four, two have since passed away and Jack is our beagle that is closest to puppy stage! I'm really looking forward to getting to know that members of the team and working on myself!

    Thanks again for stopping by!!

    4348 days ago