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Ever since I can remember I have always been "chubby." I can remember when I was little everyone calling me "fat", "bubble butt", or "chubby." In high school I took a long hard look at myself and at my highest, 170lbs, I went on a diet with the help of my dad! By the time I was 18 I had started loosing weight the unhealthy way and I became bulimic. I was so tired of still being called fat even after my hard efforts. I drop 40 lbs in just 3 months! I was a size 6 for the first time in my life. Then I became pregnant and I had to stop my unhealthy ways. I gained 42 lbs with that pregnancy and I was depressed afterwards. I was once again "fat." Then a year later I was pregnant again. Thankfully, I only gained 19 lbs with my second pregnancy. After I had my son and was done with breastfeeding, I started taking diet pills and they worked! I lost almost all of the pregnancy weight and was down to 130 lbs and feeling great! Then when I was 25 yrs old, I began college. I guess all of the stress, pressure and so on with going to school, I gained weight ....30 lbs to be exact. So I am on a mission, and that is to be healthy once again. I want to have energy again, not only for me but for my kids. I am tired of being tired! I am going to change, I will change! Watch Out 2008, here I come!

Member Since: 12/21/2007

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My Goals:
My goal is to lose weight and feel great again. I would really like to lose 30 lbs. I am a person who eats when their bored, sad, depressed, and so on and so forth! I will stop!

My Program:
Right now I am starting off by watching what I eat. I am also not eating after 6pm, heavy things. I am walking more and after the first of the year I will be hitting the gym again.

Personal Information:
My name is Melissa and I am almost 29 years old. I live in MI with my hubby and two children, girl 9 and boy 7 1/2. I work part time as a substitute teacher and decided to take a break from school to be with my children.

Other Information:
I chose the s/n Hope because I have Hope that I will succeed in losing weight and keeping it off for good this time.

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    Hello, I'm from the downriver sparks team.... I would like to invite you back over and check us out. We are in the middle of getting the group started again and would love to have you join us!


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    Welcome to DownRiver Sparks! I'm Rachel!

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