Melissa7802

Start Weight:(06 Feb 14) 246.0 lb
Current Weight:(29 Sep 14) 241.5 lb
Goal Weight:220.0 lb
following: The South Beach Diet
performance: gaining 1.0 lb a week

Hi! I'm Melissa. I am 35 years old and reside in Mahwah, NJ. I am engaged and have 2 beautiful children! I have been struggling with my weight for as long as I can remember. I grew up with my Sicilian grandmother taking care of me, and in her household food equals love! Even when I wasn't hungry she would practically force feed me. So, I learned that food was used for comfort, to eliminate boredom and any other excuse I could come up with. So now, after having my 2 kids I am 100 pounds overweight and as you all know, it is so incredibly difficult to lose anything...even when I try my hardest.
Last February, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis so losing the weight is imperative. The less I weigh, the less pressure I am putting on my joints and the less pain I will be in as well as helping prevent or curb the joint damage that will probably occur. Thankfully, the medications I am on do not make me gain weight! The one I started most recently has actually curbed my appetite quite a bit and i have been able to successfully lose about 8 pounds since the end of November.
I am a member at a nearby gym, but my gym partner moved out of the area and now I have no one to motivate me. I am so damn lazy! I haven't gone to the gym in months since I have no one there to talk to and I already a very shy person so throw me in a gym with skinny people and I am feeling super self conscience.
I am going to give this an honest effort.. I am trying to break my weight loss goal into 20 pound increments so that I don't feel like I will never reach the end. So far since I began fat secret, I am only lost 1 pound, but only 19 more to go!! No I just need to motivate my butt to exercise!!

FatSecret member since: 18 Jan 14

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Melissa7802's Latest Member Challenges

45
  lose weight for summer
status: Completed
ended: 26 May 14
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45
  Walk the distance of smallest state in USA
status: Completed
ended: 24 Feb 14
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Melissa7802's Buddies

Online now Charades Ashanti
on diet Atkins
not sharing weight
 
LadyBea40
last weighin: losing 1.9 lb a week Down
DarleneW101
on diet Atkins
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jparlett
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Melissa7802's Cookbook

cals: 365kcal | fat: 10.45g | carbs: 9.40g | prot: 57.00g
Crockpot Chicken
A mouthwatering spicy low carb slow cooker chicken and vegetables dish.
cals: 196kcal | fat: 2.82g | carbs: 31.71g | prot: 11.59g
Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes
Excellent oatmeal pancakes make for a smashing breakfast.
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10 August 2014

Haven't been around here in a while.. haven't really done much of anything... just having a hard time dealing with shit lately. I a absolutely miserable ...
on diet The South Beach Diet  

03 June 2014

I am guessing nosy of yesterday's weight was water.... Finished day 1 with no bad carbs and day 2 of the 30 day an challenge. Sore as hell but feeling ...
on diet The South Beach Diet  

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