my heaviest weight ever, 247 lbs. no neck, no waist, and no fun!


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My name is Deb, I turned 49 in December of 2010. I have struggled with weight my entire life, and have lost and gained 60 lbs at a time. This is the heaviest and least active that I have ever been. It is the worst that I have ever felt.

I do not want to spend my remaining years feeling this poorly. I want to bicycle, snow shoe, canoe, sea kayak, and enjoy activities that I presently cannot. I want to be able to shop for standard sized clothing instead of plus sizes. I want to be able to attend reunions, and to bump into old friends, without feeling ashamed of myself. I have sat on the sidelines or hidden because of this weight too long. Enough!

Food has been my drug of choice for depression and anxiety, but those sugary sweets and that sneak eating has only resulted in - surprise!!! - more depression and anxiety because..golly gee... food is obviously not the answer!

I'm here to get a healthy, honest start; to make friends with folks who share the same goals or who have taken this journey; and to give and get support.

I believe in myself, I believe in YOU, and I believe that we can feel great about ourselves and live our lives to the fullest!

Member Since: 2/11/2011

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My Goals:
My goal is to lose 1-2 pounds a week. Slow and steady, no fast or crazy weight loss.

Weigh in and record my weight every Monday morning - keep myself honest.

My Program:
For now, 30 minutes of gentle cardio 5 days a week. As my fitness improves, I will increase the cardio and add weights.

Approx 1650 calories a day - I track my food in Sparkle and their meal suggestions help keep me on track.

Personal Information:
As of 2/11/2011, I am 49 yrs, 5'2" and 240 lbs.

In a very happy relationship with a supportive, kind, loving man who has never once criticized me no matter my weight. I'm very fortunate!

I work full time but telecommute, which means I get to work from home. I love it, but it does get lonely and I have to make an effort to get dressed and go outside every day. It's a slippery slope once you start sliding!

2 dogs, no kids.

I love to garden, camp, beach walk & clam dig, bicycle, travel, read, garden, and cook!

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Books I recommend:

1.The Beck Diet Solution by Judith Beck, Ph.D. (as seen on Oprah): this book is great for dealing with emotional eating/food addiction. A friend recommended to me and it's really terrific.

2. The End of Overeating by Dr. David Kessler: this is a more technical book that examines the food industry in America and how our brain chemistry and bodies have responded to the shocking amounts of fat, sugar, and salt that is in our food! Knowledge is power!

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    I was drawn to your sparkpage when I saw your profile image. I just wanted to wander down that beautiful path through the trees. I love your page, and what you say. I feel like we're going through some similar things. I hope you don't mind, I've added you as a friend. Have a beautiful day!
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    2492 days ago
    Welcome to SparkPeople...this is a great site filled with all kinds of inspiration, friends and healthy ideas! I see our goals almost mirror one another. Hopefully we can help encourage one another!
    Have a Sparky day!
    2498 days ago
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    2535 days ago
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    Thank you :) I have never considered myself to be gorgeous... That picture is about 50 lbs down
    2537 days ago
    Thanks for visiting my Sparkpage and leaving your comments. I have to tell you, I can really relate to losing the same weight over and over again. I can't wait to get to my lowest previous weight and then beyond -- and then learning to keep it off forever! And I know you want that too. Keep up the good work - one slip (or even more than one) does not mean failure, it means we need to keep on working at this. emoticon
    2537 days ago
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