At my daughter's wedding ideal weight

One year after the wedding...2007 NOT my ideal weight

Me, front right, at my highest weight, my wonderful family & SIL (front left)


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On July 11, 2005 I had bariatric surgery. My surgery was very successful and everything went very well. By February 2007 I was wearing size 8-10 and felt so wonderful. Then I took an emotional dive...not my first and not my last, I have chronic depression and anxiety. There were several contributing factors, but that's not the point. The point is, I now sit here wearing size 18 clothes and wanting so badly to get back to where I was. I am reminded that I must stop looking back and, instead, start from square one and move forward, taking each day as a new day to make the right choices. I am still 80 pounds less than I was when I originally had my surgery, and I thank God for I need to rely on Him to help me start fresh and uphold me with His strong right hand.

Member Since: 6/2/2008

Fitness Minutes: 55

My Goals:
#1 is to get back to where I was in 2/07! The other, probably more important things are to find out exactly why I've let myself gain so much weight back and to deal with that. I have an amazing family that supports me 100%, it's been hard for them to watch me go through this after watching the change in me after my surgery.

My Program:
I'm going to go back to the beginning, to the way I was taught to eat post-surgery. Being OCD does have it's perks...if you can give me a set of rules and I can wrap my head and heart around them, I will stick to them! So it will be high protein, low carb, around 1200 cal., lots of water/liquid, and very healthy. My launch date is not yet set. My therapist will be helping me work through some of my "getting started" issues, then we'll continue to "work" on me as we go!

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I have been happily married for 31 yrs. to that guy in the pictures, lol...we have 3 awesome kids, two son-in-laws and 2 beautiful grandkids. My granddaughter is 5, my grandson is 18 mos. and he's expecting a brand new sibling right around his 2nd birthday! I'd really like to live long enough to see my grandchildren head to college!

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I had 3 very specific goals set, but things have changed and I need to pray about my new "reward" system. I think one of them, close to being where I want to be, will be a real life photo of me for my profile image!!

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