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Thursday, August 11, 2011

My stats as of August 11, 2011:

Weight: 199.4 lbs

Neck: 14.5 inches
Bust: 35 inches
(R) Upper Arm: 14 inches
(R) Thigh: 26 inches
(R) Calf: 16 inches
(R) Forearm: 10.5 inches
(R) Wrist: 6.5 inches
Hips: 45 inches
Waist: 39 inches

Hip to Waist Ratio: 0.87 (High health risk)

Goal Weight: 130 lbs

Total Expected Weight Loss: 70 lbs

Where to begin? Well it's obvious I haven't been active on SP for quite some time and I've gained over 13 lbs...sigh. I'm still attending counseling and experiencing difficulty getting my medical issues under control; my doctor has finally diagnosed me with fibromyalgia and I'm also seeing a chiropractor three times a week. Patience is something I often lack and I'm beginning to feel like a guinea pig; it seems my list of medical issues is growing at the same rate as my bum; (

As my estranged husband didn't bother to respond (to court documents concerning child support & divorce), I'll be presenting my "requests" to the judge on the 18th of this month. Although my appearance is a mire formality, I'm feeling a bit anxious and beyond ready for this to be over (the final decree will be issued after 90 days). Keep your fingers crossed that he actually pays his support!!!

The girls begin school on the 22nd; I can't believe my oldest is a 7th grader AND my baby is starting kindergarten! This summer has been a whirlwind and went by much too quickly. We weren't able to do all I'd planned, but I'm thankful we traveled to San Antonio (with friends); lots of fun was had by all, but boy, was it hot (117 degrees throughout our trip)! *I'll be sure to post pics soon!*

God bless and I hope to hear from y'all soon: )


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    It's more important now than ever for you to stay focused on your goals. you have a lot on your plate but what a blessing are your two beautiful girls. Stay strong and things will get brighter!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3154 days ago
  • ENUFF81020
    Hi there, Melissa...
    I kept thinking it had been a long time since I heard from you--you've been such a faithful Spark Friend and do so much better than I do in keeping in touch. I hadn't read this blog and I am sorry for that. You were needing my help to keep you going and I kind of let you down.

    Yet today, there wass a message from you--and I love your warrior pledge! You can do this, and so can I--I have fibro and people don't always get that. I know what it means to have your hair hurt or to feel like you are going to die because there is a sheet on your calves and they are in that screaming, burning flare. I hope that your doc finds a solution for you. I seem to get something and then arghhhhh, there is a new problem. It seems as if all of these surgeries keeps me in a flare.

    Anyway, you've been missed and I am glad that you are back, posting wisdom and kindness on my page.

    Gentle hugs,
    3468 days ago
    You are not aloe in gaining! Me too. I am sorry about all the drama in your life. We all got it on some form of another. Praying things will get better. emoticon
    3516 days ago
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    Sorry to hear about all your troubles. I have fibromyalgia too and know what you are going through in that respect. Plus, I go to the chiropractor like you do too. It really helps me! Hope that it all works out with the courts. Good luck! Take care.
    Stick with SP and the friends you have here-they have really helped me through tough times! emoticon
    3517 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/24/2011 2:11:36 PM
    This too shall pass then you'll be on your way to a healthier you. Stress really does a number on our body. Hope things work out soon so you can move forward and start living again. Hate when things are in limbo. emoticon
    3518 days ago
  • SHERR513
    God bless you stay strong! emoticon
    3523 days ago
    you are doing what you can right now.
    3524 days ago
    School starts here the same day and my youngest will be a senior!
    Yikes, where did the time go?
    Take care of yourself and do the best you can-hugs!
    3524 days ago
    Thank you for your update! I am so sorry about the ex and the medical issues! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, Melissa. You are doing a wonderful job with your girls!!! Please give them emoticon for me! I am so glad that you are back!

    3528 days ago
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    You are doing a great job with your girls and getting your life back on track. You are so strong. Don't fret too much about the pounds, I know it is only temporary.
    3528 days ago
    Everything you are trying to do is making you will come out on top! Keep doing something everyday that makes YOU feel good. Control what you can, and roll with what you can't. emoticon
    3529 days ago
    You have had a lot of stress and it negatively affects one's health. I hope your health improves soon. I hope your ex does the right thing as well. I hope the kids have a great school year.
    3529 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    Prayers, Melissa! I have a couple of friends with fibromyalgia and my ex brother in law is flaking on his child support. I will hope for good news soon from you!
    3529 days ago
    Sorry about your health issues and then on top of that your ex is not cooperating. Hopefully things will get better and he will give you the support that you need. Hang in there, we are cheering for you. emoticon
    3529 days ago
    Health issues can interfere with our goals and progress, but we can do it. Hope your meds and the chiropractor helps. Hope things work out for you, and you receive your child support. Good luck, and have a great day. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3530 days ago
  • AWOOD1973
    Patience is virtue...blah, blah, blah! I'm just like you and the lack there of! :) On a positive note, at least you were diagnosed with something. I hate not having a name to put to the pain that is suffered. I will be praying that all goes well with your court appearance. Sorry you are having to go through soooo much. Here's to it getting better. Take care of yourself! :) emoticon emoticon
    3530 days ago
    I MISSED you. So glad you have reconnected. Blessings to you as you fight on so many fronts. Good luck in court. If he doesn't pay, have them garnish his wages. God will be with you through all your trials. Hugs, Marcia
    3530 days ago
    Hang in there. Start fresh. Reset your goal like it's brand new and go from there. I've been going through a personal hell too, so I really understand... complete with temporary weight gain of around 13 pounds. It is gone now, but that just shows you that it does go away. It goes away faster once you get back in the swing. I;m here for ya!
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    3530 days ago
    Hang in there, you are dealing with such a lot just now, but are doing really well. I've gained back some weight too and need to get back on track.
    Take care. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3530 days ago
    I'll bet you'll be glad when the whole court thing is finished. Don't even give a thought to the weight issues.....concentrate on getting/staying healthy. Sending you lots of positive vibes and skinny vibes!

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    Comment edited on: 8/11/2011 8:17:22 AM
    Struggling with significant health issues and a divorce are huge issues in your life so 13 pounds isn't bad for all that you are dealing with. I have to agree that the summer flew by and fall will soon be upon us. Sending positive energy for a good outcome for your court date. Wishing you the best that this week has to offer! Welcome back! You are so worth it! emoticon emoticon
    3530 days ago
    sending some emoticon to you!! emoticon
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  • MARPET44
    Hopefully when your personal issues have been properly addressed your stress levels will come down and then your weight will also come down again. It is too hard to fight the battles on so many fronts. Your emoticon are here for you!
    3530 days ago
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    Glad to see you back! I don't think a gain of 13 pounds is too bad considering how much you are dealing with. We're all here for ya!
    3530 days ago
    Welcome back! Stay here, if you can and soak up all of the support you can. This is a great place to get positive feedback, support, and nurturing.

    I hope things go well in court.


    And I hope the chiropractic starts kicking in. If you haven't tried acupuncture, it might be worth a try. I have had a lot of success with pain management with that that I was unable to get elsewhere.

    3530 days ago
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    Sending (((Skinny Vibes))) and lots of emoticon emoticon and positive thoughts your way. I am glad that you were able to get away for a while. I hope that the health issues calm as you get past this hurdle. Love to you and the girls, Nola
    3530 days ago
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    You have so much going on - and I wish I could offer more support. It is good to know you have had a nice summer break with friends - I guess you know how much you need the fun and relaxation. Fingers crossed your ex pays up - but it seems you might have a fight on your hands with everything connected to him. What a shame.

    Your lovely girls back to school and another page turning in their young lives - its all very exciting!
    3530 days ago
    I went through this many years ago...I fought it mentally for a long time....but the strange thing is after the "D" was was like a big weight was lifted from my shoulders. I can honestly say it was followed by years where my DD and I was..happy and content. Uncomplicated.

    Stress causes lots of medical problems. When this is may find some of them will get better. I hope so...only want the best for you and your girls. emoticon
    3530 days ago
    I am sure the court will find in your favor.. How fast was that summer that school is less than 2 weeks away! I am sure they are so excited to see their friends again!!

    Just keep on hanging in there, use your positive affirmations and remember that YOU are worth the EFFORT
    3530 days ago
    Welcome back hun!

    You're in the right place :)
    Surround yourself with happy positive people and life will be cherrier.

    God bless.
    3530 days ago
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