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I've had weight issues (food addiction stemming from emotional "stuff" -- it had been a way to cope early on, I am sure) since about 9 or 10 years old., I am 68 yrs old now, and had been so fed up with my weight for decades. Not only was I super obese, but everything hurt (though much better now as the numbers have dropped significantly ). After 13+ years in the UK (I married a Brit in early 2005), I have finally returned to Oregon, USA, at the end of February (2018) -- single. I am thrilled to be back near my family! My highest weight, as embarrassing as it feels to admit it, was 384, the end of June, 2016. And on 18 Feb, I weighed in at just over 197. ONEDERLAND! Now at 182, I have only 10-15 or so to go, depending on what my 68 yr old body can do. Having tossed out over 200 pounds so far, I feel a bazillion times better! Care to join me? ;)

Member Since: 8/23/2010

Fitness Minutes: 35,653

My Goals:
To lose the excess weight, be fitter and feel better, I want to enjoy Life more and see the grandkids grow up, too!
I have been learning get past my emotional eating and keep on losing, and I am much healthier.


My Program:
A Very Low Carb food (aka Ketogenic) plan works for me. And I walk every day now, since I got a dog.
I've improving - vertigo prevents my walking very far or fast, but I get out into the back garden several times a week with my Monster Dog, too.



Personal Information:
I have 2 grown sons back in the US, and I am a grandma, too -- I miss all of them terribly. But I am excited and looking forward to moving back.


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  • v OOLALA53
    Saw a note of yours on a fasting team. (I lead another fasting team; neither seems very active I wish they could be consolidated. ) Your story is amazing! Kudos.
    109 days ago
  • v TWEETYKC00
    Hey there, hoping you are doing well. Big hugs dear.
    111 days ago
  • v BECCABOO127
    Stopping by to say hi and wishing you a great weekend!
    165 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
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    Are you ready to join a Challenge? The Biggest Loser Challenge is looking for members for it’s next Challenge starting the first week of March. Ten teams participate in 10 weeks of Nutritional and Fitness Challenges. These challenges can be modified to fit individual needs allowing members of all abilities and dietary needs to participate.

    If you would like to be a member of this challenge you can copy and paste the link below, or click on my username to leave me a message or you can click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon on my Spark page. Join the team and sign up for the next challenge on the Spring Challenge Waitlist thread. To get to my Sparkpage or reply click on my username.
    sparkpeople.com/myspark/grou
    ps_individual.asp?gid=25339 or search Biggest Loser Winter Challenge ALL Teams.

    188 days ago
  • v BECCABOO127
    Thx for posting on the Fung group! Congrats on your successes! I am happy for you! I weighed 345 at my max, and reached a new low of 224! Still making progress!
    190 days ago
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