Mellie Mel

Start Weight:(20 Oct 10) 295.0 lb
Current Weight:(03 Jan 13) 270.0 lb
Goal Weight:245.0 lb
following: Mellie Mel's own diet
performance: losing 0.5 lb a week

Where to start...a little about me I guess...I am 31 years old and have been married to the love of my life for seven years. We have a beautiful home in Northwest Indiana, which we share with three of the most wonderful children as well as two dogs, whom are like children themselves, and a bird. I am very close to all my friends and family. As you can see I have a full house and a happy heart. I am a high school special education teacher and I am pursuing my master's degree. Even with all of these wonderful things I am not the happiest I can be.

I am 6' tall and nearing the 300lb mark which scares me to death. Everyone always ensured me my weight was because "I was so tall." The last time I remember being "thin" was at about age 12. Once I started high school it all "blew up" from there. Over the last 16 years I have put on a few pounds, 136 to be exact. I have done all the fad diets and had results but I wasnt able to live on the "diet" plan. My husband and I have been unable to conceive on our own, or after three IVF cycles due partially to PCOS.

This isn't my first rodeo on FS and I hope it will be my last. This seems to be the only place I am successful. The members are sincere, many in the same boat. I've learned from my mistakes and have set smaller goals for myself. It is time for a change and I have to stick with it. There is no room for excuses, no time for them either. I have to do this now, no time is better than the present.

275: Accomplished week of 11/11

FatSecret member since: 22 Feb 10

Mellie Mel's Weight History

Mellie Mel's Latest Member Challenges

  7lbs off in month of December
status: Completed
ended: 05 Jan 13
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  15 Lbs by Memorial Day Weekend
status: Completed
ended: 27 May 11
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Mellie Mel's Buddies

not sharing weight
last weighin: gaining 0.5 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 2.5 lb a week Down
buddies only

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adding your own meals
When you go to add food to your log there are some words in blue next to the open field that says "new item"; click on the words and a screen will open that allows you to add an item and to input the nutritional information. (Make sure to "share" it with FS so we can all enjoy the fruits of your labor!) Good Luck!
posted 31 Mar 2010, 08:01
Five Words In A Sentence
Just Stop, Ruminate, and Believe

posted 19 Mar 2010, 09:14
Wii Active users!
I just started using the wii fit that I stole from my mother last week. So far I love it...I actually sweat lol and it is easy to do while dinner is cooking or the washer is running. I do find the hoola hoop one hurts my knees the next day, too much hip circling apparently!
posted 15 Mar 2010, 13:40
Net Calories
Yes you want a "negative" in the net column. If you didn't you wouldn't lose any weight. For weight loss you want to burn more calories than you eat.
posted 04 Mar 2010, 19:48
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06 March 2013

I continue to make excuses for my eating habits, busy at home, school, being tired. What does any of this have to do with making the right choices? ...
on diet Mellie Mel's own diet  

26 November 2012

Why do I let holidays set me back? Was it worth it? hell NO!!
on diet Mellie Mel's own diet  gaining 2.6 lb a week

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This is not a diet, Its a LIFESTYLE!!!
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The 100 Club
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20's with 50-100 lbs to Lose
20 somethings with 50-100 pounds to lose.

Fat vs Fertility
Women with weight-related fertility issues.

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