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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 67 yrs old, 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 67 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: 31,058

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 PJOY17
    WELCOME TO PLUS SIZE EXERCISERS!
    WE CAN DO THIS!
    WTG ON THIS MORNING'S WALK!
    pj
    3355 days ago
  • v MICKEYMAX
    Thank you for commenting on my blog. I must say that I am very sorry about your Mom. I just saw corky's comments to you. I hope you can feel loved through the time.

    As for forgiving yourself, you deserve to forgive yourself. YOu need to see the value and goodness of yourself as a person. I started focusing on the good in myself and telling myself 3 things I loved about myself regualrly. It was not easy at first. A life of self loathing does not make this easy. I feel good now, not just about myself, but about life in general. I hope you come to find this peace with yourself too. Every blessing to you.
    3357 days ago
  • v CORKYTHEMOM
    Debb, I read the blog you posted today and backtracked to your previous written blogs. Because of the recent loss of your beloved mother, you will find yourself experiencing a wide range of emotions such as shock, numbness, sadness, anger, guilt, anxiety and fear. Sometimes, you will also find moments of relief, peace and happiness. Grieving takes time and it goes in cycles. Your cyles of grief started prior to your mother's passing. Looking back you probably felt anticipatory grief for your mom who was sick and dying. It was God's way of helping you prepare for the dreaded, upcoming passing of your mother. The sorrow and heartache you are feeling now is part of the life adjustment of these wide range of emotions. The stress of your grieving sometimes takes a physical toll on your body. You may not be able to sleep well, you may experience physical conditions due to your weakened immune system and if you have a chronic illness, the condition usually gets worse. Are you going crazy? NO!! It is the normal processing of the grief cycle. Please be patient with yourself and know that everything you are going through is part of the NORMAL life adjustment due to the impact of your beloved mother's passing. Always remember, you're never alone. I am right by your side, embracing you in healing prayers, caring thoughts and comforting hugs.

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3358 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/2/2010 7:42:14 AM
  • v DEBDOINIT
    Your trip pictures look amazing. Thanks for sharing.
    3363 days ago
  • v SUZIEGREY
    Thank you for posting the beautiful pictures of your trip around Europe.
    3374 days ago
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