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I have struggled with obesity my entire adult life. I finally became serious about losing it about 5 years ago. At that time, I was just over 520 pounds and got winded just walking to the bathroom.

Through a doctor supervised program (no surgeries, just diet and exercise) I lost 150 pounds in a year and a half. But then I lost my job and had to drop out of the program. 2 years later, I started a similar program, and discovered I had gained back every pound.

But, I got busy and again lost about 128 pounds. Again I had to quit. I got serious again the end of March, and had gained back only 36 pounds in a year and a half. I was happy it wasn't more.

I can't look at the weight left to lose, but focus on these small triumphs.I have finally accepted that this is not a diet, but a change of lifestyle, that will continue even after I have reached my goal weight (whatever that might be.) Reading the successes of others helps keep me focused. I know I can do this.


Member Since: 8/26/2007

Fitness Minutes: 12,375

My Goals:
I'm focusing on 50 pounds at a time.


My Program:
I'd be thrilled to be a 200 pound person, so I'm changing my lifestyle as if I already were. I keep my calories under 2000, and exercise 4-5 hours a week.



Personal Information:
I live in Wichita, KS, with my very supportive boyfriend and teenage daughter.


Other Information:
My favorite quote, by one of my favorite authors. One I try to live my life by:

"Be who you are, and say what you feel. Those who mind, don't matter, and those who matter, don't mind"...Dr. Suess




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  • v MARGIEP411
    Very inspirational ChrissyDee! We're all in this together and your changes are improving your life don't you think? I hear you on the discomfort from even simple things like walking up stairs.

    Keep it up ane Happy Valentine's Day
    3881 days ago
  • v LAWDVA
    Congratulations on being the featured motivator!

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    3881 days ago
  • v MOZDADDY
    Congratulations on your progress! It must feel great to be a featured motivator here! Keep up the good work! emoticon
    3881 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy Valentine's Day emoticon

    Great to see you as THE MOTIVATOR OF THE DAY.

    Do get a copy of "SHRINK YOURSELF" by ROGER GOULD, M.D. and read it as he explains why people regain the weight, until they learn to deal with stress.
    3881 days ago
  • v SWEETGEORGIAJ
    Chrissy - what a wonderful story you have. I love that you choose to focus on small goals and it's working for you! For me, if I had to look at how much weight I need to lose, I think I'd get discouraged too. You can do this! This is such a great website, I just found it a couple of weeks ago.
    Never give up! emoticon
    3881 days ago
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