Melanie J. Granada

Profile Updated: October 23, 2014
Melanie J. Granada
Residing In: buffalo, NY USA
Occupation: Retired
Yes! Attending Reunion

Not sure if I ever mentioned this before, but after graduation I went to my first and best concert series, Woodstock, now that was one heck of a first, nothing has ever come close to that. they have concerts at the site, one was HippieFest, held at Bethel Woods Center for the arts, they have a museum to remind us all of times gone by. they also had a reunion, 12 hrs of music in honor of Woodstock.
I lost over 100 lbs and became a bodybuilder in 1999. Bad enough I allowed myself to gain so much weight, but we all know the years get away from us. In 2002 I finally won my catagories, womens open and masters, The Show was the Northern States Super Natural, the picture was placed in the natural bodybuilding magazine. I was also honored to be chosen to be put in the book "Fit over 40". I competed in the ms/mr Buffalo, CanAm and Olympus, all the shows were in the buffalo area, I now have more than a dozen trophies to my name. What a ride, Those became the most memorable times for me.
I played flag footbal in Key West for several years, they have an international league, women from all over the country get together in February. I got my personal training certification as well as one for nutrition in 2003, I was getting ready for another show in 2004 when I was injured in a accident. I ended up with herniated cervical discs, a conscussion and dizzy spells. I herniated the disc in my back as well, no more bodybuilding, but what a ride. I worked for National Grid for 25 years, retiring after I got hurt, I always wanted to retire by the time I was 55 but not by being injured. Be careful what you wish for, you may not like the way you get it. It took a while to get use to being retired but I do enjoy not fighting the snow everyday.

School Story:

I think the hardest thing was when they split our class. Living across the street I got to watch as they built North, as I recall they didn't have it finished by our graduation. Go Spartans! I know I missed South and the friends that were left there. I will always be grateful to all my friends, thanks for making our schools and memories as good as they could be.

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Posted: Mar 09, 2014 at 12:00 AM
1969 first graduating class at North. No skipping for me, living across the street made that a little hard. Now my house is a Rite-aid store.
Posted: Mar 09, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Northern States Super Natural BodyBuilding show 2002. 1st place Masters,(I was 50) 1st place open heavyweight.