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Happy New Year! and, let's hope & pray it is a good one!

I have to engage in losing again. I met my mid-weight goal a couple years back, got sick and gained it all back! well, most of it back.... so, i need to recall how I was able to lose the weight and get back to those habits!

I'm in 2 winter challenges and know they will get me back on the track I need to be on to shed these pounds once & for all!

Member Since: 3/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 388,008

My Goals:
I'm working on following the WW Purple plan and yes, it is still a work in progress.... but, my goal is to lose 8 pounds in the next week with the Spirited Underdogs, which will help me with my 6 pound weight loss goal with the Navy Ninjas!

My Program:
WW Purple and Pahla B fitness workouts, walking & daily yoga!

Personal Information:
My name is Melissa. 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. However, my local Curves has closed and I am doing all workouts at home!

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I love reading and especially enjoy psychological thrillers, mysteries, stories featuring dogs and the occasional occult novel like Stephen King or Dean Koontz. At this time of year I love a good Christmas themed mystery and one with dogs is even better!

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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    Melissa sorry to hear your not feeling well,just read your comments to the new member,I had my last child 24 years ago one year after my diagnosis,they recommended that I abort her to save myself the heartache,as youknow back then babies of diabetics didnt often survive,I live close to the Joslin and insisted on going through with the pregnancy,it was tough,six weeks in the hospital at the end in a diabetic ward and did I see some heartbreak,out of 10 of us only 3 myself included took home healthy babies,thank god medicine has come a long way .
    4316 days ago
    Hope you feel better soon. Best wishes and hugs, Karen emoticon
    4316 days ago
    Hi Melissa,
    Just sparking by your page to say hi and let you know I was thinking of you. Have a sparkling day!
    4317 days ago
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    Melissa, thank-you for the beautiful flowers!!! They are smelling up my house, so nicely! My husband will be so jealous...hee hee hee.

    I LOVE this team and am very happy to have found you all! So thank you for starting it on Sparks, for us all.

    Have a good day. Thank-you again!!! The sun is out here, but it's cold outside. Hope you're warmer!!!
    4317 days ago
    Thank you for all of your acknowledgments I would be awestruck by my own perserverance if it weren't for the fact that you,Melissa ,and the other Sparkers provide encouragement,support ,info and hope. emoticon
    4319 days ago