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Me & Avery July 2009

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My finishers medal from my 1st 1/2 marathon - Toronto Waterfront Marathon Sept 27/09

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Here we are 2013, I've been with Sparkpeople for almost 7 years. In 7 years I have made some amazing friends who are so supportive and loving. I have learned about nutrition and fitness. I challenged myself to accomplish several 5K & 10K races and also fund-raised for the Arthritis Society and completed the Toronto Waterfront 1/2 Marathon in 2009. After completing the 1/2 in 2009, I took a little break from running and when I attempted to train again, I was pushed to far to fast and end up injured. It took a long time to get my shins back to normal. As a result - I got lazy.
In the last few years I have focused more on my career than my health. Thankfully, this has been successful and my career is going where I planned.
So here I am ready to make changes. Not because it is New Years Day but because it's the right time.

Member Since: 4/4/2006

Fitness Minutes: 4,355

My Goals:
I want to feel good.
I want to feel proud of how I look.
I want to feel sexy.
I want to feel strong.
I can do this. I had the power all along....

My Program:
My plan is to use the resources available to me. This site is a wealth of information and I also have it as an App on my smartphone. No excuse not to log my food.
I also added an App to my phone to remind me to drink water.
I am committed to exercising 4 days per week to start for the month of January.

Personal Information:
Melanie, married with 1 child and 1 dog.
Living in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Other Information:
I am a creative person. I love painting and photography. I use to bellydance. I like reading non-fiction. I''m a great cook! My favourite movie is The Wizard of Oz. My favourite quote is: Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

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    Hi Melanie,

    Sorry it's taking me this long to visit your page! Love your little Jack Russel! He's a darling! So is your baby! I am trying to get got up this summer before I start my PhD. I hope you are well and I am adding you to my Friends...also want to send you an invite to come over and join a group I started called Island Style Living-a lifestyle! Hope you will visit and join us!

    5333 days ago
    Hi there!!

    Thank you so much for the kind words and motivation. It is so difficult feeling like the only fat one at such a young age. Your story of losing so much has greatly inspired me! I do hope I can eventually get that low and pray I can keep it off. So far I seem to be losing but who knows, it could just be water weight. Thanks again, kind words go a long way for me!

    you look fantastic as well, keep up the great work!

    5346 days ago
    Hi Jamie. Thank you for your support. It's so nice to hear from people that I haven't met yet that know what I'm going through and understand what it must be like. Are you on MSN? You can message me at titoanne@hotmail.com if you are. Your son is adorable! Very cute! If you'd like to correspond and support each other regularly email me at danfan@telus.net. I wish you the best of luck in all your endeavors.
    5366 days ago
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