Just a girl living in the Austin area with a passion for life, running, cooking, live music, and overall well being.
My name is Melissa. I live in Texas with my boyfriend Dan (been together since Feb 2005). I graduated in 2004 from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with a degree in Environmental Science and Geology. In September of 2004 I moved to Austin, met Dan the next month at a concert, and we’ve been like 2 peas in a pod ever since (even when we lived 800 miles apart for 2.5 years).
While Dan was working on his career in other states (yes, more than 1, oh the joy of the railroad!), I was working on my health. I joined Weight Watchers in January 2007, made goal in June 2007, and Lifetime in July 2007 (over 35 lb loss). I’ve been below goal ever since.
WW Before~Christmas 2006
WW After~Christmas 2007 (we all started WW in Jan 2007 at some point)
We bought our first house in September 2008 after Dan moved back to Texas after a career change. It’s been a learning experience for sure. I lost my weight while we were living apart, so when we were back together again, it was a huge adjustment. Dan had to learn a different life with me. Different eating, different schedules, different mindset. Dan does NOT think the same way I do about food or fitness. I plan my menus with him in mind, finding recipes that are good for you and things I think he’ll like. He’s a picky eater and scoffs at anything that is too “hippie” or “healthy”, so there is a balance I have to maintain. He eats what I cook at home, but during the day and eating out, we are polar opposites.
We may have different ideas on health and fitness, but I love that guy!