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Hi my name is Melanie Louise Jackson i used 2 be a member of Sparkpeople b4 but i lost all my information & am determined 2 get back on track (health wise) & wud like 2 make sum new friends or try & find my old friends again as i dont have a computer @ home yet am using the 1 in the Library in my hometown of Grantham Lincolnshire.

I have a luvly caring family, Dad (John who died in 2002 of Cancer) Mum (Mary) who lives in Bitchfield where i used to live years ago, & 1 Sister (Helen), who is 2 years younger than me, & who got engaged last year to a luvly guy called Johnny Tudor, who is perfect for Helen cos they both look after each other & work damn hard, there house is always kept in perfect condition, they live near me in Grantham.

I think what i will do instead of buying, new clothes, for a treat, i will buy sum new furniture 4 my flat, i started this project last year,
this is a list of what i have in my living room so far, as follows,

Front Room/Living Room
Left hand side - my (Body Right Hand Side).
5 x side tables
3 x 3 tier corner shelf racks,
1 x 4 tier shelving unit,

Right hand side - my (Body Left Hand Side).
2 x side tables,

I have just re - started this project, again this year, only this time its in my bedroom, again this is a list of what i have in my bedroom, so far as follows,

Dining Room/Bedroom
Left hand side - my (Body Right Hand Side).
2 x 3 tier corner shelf rack,
1 x side table (so far),

Right hand side - my (Body Left Hand Side).

Top Hall Landing
Left Hand Side - my (Body Right Hand Side)
2 x 3 tier corner shelf racks,

Bottom Hall Landing
Left Hand Side my (Body Right Hand Side)
1 x 3 tier corner shelf rack,

Eventually (funds willing), i wud like to get my whole flat, kitted out with furniture + a carpet 4 my spare bedroom, so that then i can move into my Spare Bedroom (Main Bedroom) & make my Main Bedroom (Dining Room) im currently trying to save up the money to do this, but once ive paid my bills & bought my shopping, i never seem to have any spare money left over to put away in a jar.

When you get to know me properly, i am a really nice person, i am very very good with my hands, (i can put things together).

I like listening to music from '1960s - present day', of which i have many different cds.

I also like listening to music on my cassette tapes too, of which i have many different cassette tapes too, (sum where given to me by my late Dad), sum of which i have bought myself.

I also like watching films from different genres which include the following 'Comedy, Drama, Horror, Musicals, Real Life Stories made into Films, Romance, Sci Fi, & War', most of which i am buying /have managed to get on dvd already.

I also like watching films from different genres which include the following 'Comedy, Drama, Horror, Musicals, Romance, Sci Fi, & War', most of which i am buying/have managed to get on VHS Video already.

I have already decided that come next year on the 1st January 2012, (01/01/2012), when i carry on with my Diet/Weight Loss Programme.

When i go to pay my bills/go food/gocery shopping, that i will ''NOT'', & i do mean this sincerely, ''NOT'', be buying any ''BISCUITS'', ''CAKES'', ''CHEESE'', ''CHOCOLATE'', ''CRISPS'', ''ICE CREAM'', ''PORK PIES'', ''QUICHE'', ''SAUSAGE ROLLS''.

As these particular items are which i usually buy for my (''DIET'' : ''DAY OFF''), & when i eat these particular items, they make me feel very, very ''SICK''.

The following information is all about my Diet/Weight Loss Programme so far.

Start Date Thursday 5th May 2011 - Present Time

Thursday 05/05/2011 124 kgs (19 stone 5 pounds)

Monday 09/05/2011 122kgs (19 stone 3 pounds)

Monday 16/05/2011 122kgs (19 stone 3 pounds)

Monday 23/05/2011 121kgs (19 stones 13 pounds)

Tuesday 31/05/2011 121kgs (19 stones 13 pounds) (normally get weighed on Monday, but yesterday was a Bank Holiday)

Monday 06/06/2011 122kgs (19 stone 3 pounds)

Monday 13/06/2011 122kgs (19 stone 3 pounds)

Monday 20/06/2011 122kgs (19 stone 3 pounds)

Monday 27/06/2011 123kgs (19 stone 4 pounds)

Monday 04/07/2011 126.5kgs (19 stone 7 pounds)

Monday 11/07/2011 126.5kgs (19 stones 7 pounds)

Monday 18/07/2011 127kgs (20 stones)

Monday 25/07/2011 124kgs (19 stones 5 pounds)

Monday 01/08/2011 122kgs (19 stones 3 pounds)

Monday 08/08/2011 122kgs (19 stones 3 pounds)

Monday 15/08/2011 121kgs (18 stones 13 pounds)

Monday 22/08/2011 124kgs (19 stones 5 pounds)

Tuesday 30/08/2011 123kgs (19 stones 3 pounds) (normally get weighed on Monday, but yesterday was a Bank Holiday)

Monday 05/09/2011 122kgs (19 stones 3 pounds)

I no longer go to Lloyds Pharmacy to be weighed, instead i now go to Boots (Chemist), & i use there weighing scales instead.

I have recently, met somebody new a nice Guy called James , we started out as very good friends, (when ever i came Shopping in Town - Grantham, he would smile & flirt with me.

I would respond in the same way back to him, smile & flirt with him 2), we officially started a relationship on Saturday 8th September 2012, (my Birthday Weekend).

I met up with him on my 42nd Birthday Monday 10th September 2012, what i didnt realise then, until i was reminded by my Brother in law to be Johnny Tudor last week.

Was that my Boyfriend James was my extra Birthday present!!!!, this coming weekend Saturday 27th October 2012, James & i will have been together 7 whole weeks!!!!, (young love its bliss).

So i have finally found/got the happiness, that i have truly truly longed for, the Guy of my dreams James Needham!!!!, my Sparkfriends whom i like to call my (Online Family).

What more could a woman like me ask for!!!!.

Unfortunately since i last wrote the above pieces of information down, things have/had taken a turn for the worse in our relationship, & he ended up splitting up/dumping me.

Which was not even my fault what so ever, since things have changed for me, i have now taken a different path 1 which i am very very happy with, i'm still on my Diet, but i'm also trying to get more exercise done, as to get myself even fitter, lol lol lol.

In the street, where i live, i now go 4 daily walks, i start from my Flat, going around the corner where Living Health (Beauty Parlour) etc etc, is & walk right up to the top entrance of New Street, & end up right back at my Flat, again i do this 2wice & it.

Takes me 30 mins in total altogether, i do this every day, also when the warmer weather comes/the Nights/Lights draw out a bit better, i shall be doing this 2wice a day every day, to keep in shape.

The best thing about this, is that i do not think about the past 'nightmare' (you know just exactly who you are James Needham!!!! !!!!), as i have better things to do than think about you lol lol lol lol.

I have found new ways to occupy myself, like Yoga & Pilates, these are helping to strengthen up my Back, (i have ongoing Back problems) etc etc, so i am hoping that the more i do Yoga &.

Pilates, the more it will help strengthen up my Back, so that i will be Pain free at least in my Back, lol lol which in time will make me feel better in myself, at least that is what i hope will happen lol lol.

I have also, (re - started) going, out with my friend, (Jane Hunter) again, her Husband (Robert), just happens to, be my very, very own 'PAIN, IN THE ARSE,' Ex Boyfriend from, years & years, ago!!!! !!!!, lol lol lol, he made a, very very bad, mistake.

Years &, years ago whilst, we were 'seeing each other' (he cheated on, me with his, Ex Girlfriend Jaqui,) so i got, my revenge (, in a good, way!!!!), i poured a, full Glass of, Bacardi & Coke, over him!!!!, the bloody bugger, never hurt me, again i can, tell ya!!!!, lol lol lol.

Since i last came online, i have started to paint, my luvly luvly Flat so far, i have painted the Hall, Sugar Sweet Pink, (Light Pink) & it looks really really good, my next plan is to paint my Bedroom/Dining Room, a Dark Pink, which would look really really good.

I have so many, Wishes & dreams that, i wud like to, achieve + i wud also, like to conquer my, Fears 2 eg going, on an AeroPlane eventually.

Whether i will conquer my Fear, of going on an Aeroplane, is an entirely different matter, as most of you know, i live in a Top Floor Flat, which is very very High up, & as i suffer from Vertigo.

An ongoing (Fear of Heights) etc etc etc, which makes it totally totally, impossible for me to open up, my Big Windows & look outside, & down below !!!! !!!! !!!!.

Member Since: 5/10/2011

Fitness Minutes: 15,600

My Goals:
I wud like to lose sum weight, so that i can fit into my smaller clothes.

I am currently going to a pharmacy to be weighed.

I started on 05/05/2011 (thursday) but i go every monday to be weighed.

Start Date
124kgs (19stone.5pounds)



121kgs (18stone. 13pounds)

121kgs (18stone. 13pounds)
(normally get weighed on monday, but yesterday was a bank holiday)







124kgs (19 stone 5 pounds)

124kgs (19 stone 5 pounds)


My Program:
My program (goal) is i try and go for a walk everyday.

My other goal is to go back & re-join the gym again.

The last few times i've been to the gym, i always use the bikes & treadmills.

Personal Information:
My name is Melanie Louise Jackson (nee Large).

I am 43 years of age (Middle Aged) as my Family call me.

I have lived there for 9.5 years, i have no children, i was married before, but it wasnt a happy marriage at all, as what i didn't realise was that my Ex Husband Paul Jackson, suffered from Mental Health Issues.

Cos he became very violent attacking me and it ended up with him throwing a glass at my face, almost blinding me in the process so in the end he walked out after 6 months of marriage.

I am much happier now i'm getting my life back on track (or at least trying to) maybe with your help i can finally be happy.

My Birthday is
10th September 1970.

Which makes me a Virgo.

I like putting things together (eg book shelves, & other pieces of flat pack furniture).

I no longer wish to be the fat/overweight person that i am, inside me there is a skinny person just waiting to be set free.

Other Information:
I like going out to the cinema, reading books, watching dvds & videos & listening to music.

I like going shopping, the shops i go to in the town where i live are as follows

Asda (banned from store at moment)

Bonmarche (Clothes shop)

Morrisons (Supermarket)

Poundland (One stop shop)

Sainsburys (Supermarket)


Although i do like popping into charity shops to find sum good bargains (books, cassette tapes, cds, dvds, & videos)

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  • v ON_A_DIET
    Just thought I would stop by..

    How are you? Taking good care of your health?

    I just made myself a mocha! I went shopping today with friends to Hobby Lobby. My back hurt like heck. My face was all sweaty underneath my mask. I needed a cool drink. They bought 2 buggies of craft supplies. I bought a bottle of essential oil and that was it! I need a mocha to rejuvenate me! emoticon

    Have a wonderful rest of your Friday! TGIF

    364 days ago
  • v PINKGIRL23
    Congrats on losing weight.
    And beating Depression.
    I am so proud of you. Way to go girl.
    Keep on SPARKING!!!!!! Holly
    392 days ago
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    Merry Christmas to you! I wish you a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones. May you holiday be blessed with joy, love and happiness.

    "It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air." (W.T. Ellis)

    Best Wishes,
    *~ Paula *~
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    1678 days ago
    "Recognize that you have the ability to change your perception, thus your health. The mind-body connection exists in all of us." Cheryln Cluse-Howard

    1729 days ago
  • v MONKEY72
    Happy Sparkiversary! May your day be filled with Wiggles & Giggles. emoticon emoticon from your teammates at Witches Brew
    1905 days ago
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