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September 15, 2012 at 61 years old 5'2" and 289#, I was at the Doctor, the visit was a part of on ongoing, weight check, blood pressure check, and checking on Urticaria (chronic hives of no known origin.) The Doctor again brought up the fact that I needed
to lose weight, the Doctor proceeds to 'google" the BMI for my height and weight. He then proceeds to point out the I fall into the range of" severely morbidly obese". I realize there is no where to go but higher in weight. The label will remain the same "severely morbidly obese". I knew I was obese, and even morbidly obese but severely morbidly obese for some reason hit like a sledge hammer. He asked if I would consider surgery. No, surgery was not for me. I know for some people it is a great success, but I want to do this. Even though everything he said was honest, direct, but consoling, I cried all the way to my car, I sat there in complete disgust with myself.

After pulling myself up by the boot straps, I decided that I was going to do this. I began that day. I watched portions, and ate healthy foods. I had a renewed determination. I returned to the Doctor on December 15, 2012 and had lost 27#. Yes, he was pleased. He even gave me six months for my return visit. I could feel myself floundering a little over the Christmas Holidays and checked out Sparkpeople. I joined on December 31, 2012. I have since lost an additional 16# as of February 22, 2013.

Sparkpeople has been so easy to follow and it keeps me on top of my nutrition, so I know that I am getting the nutrition that I need to remain healthy during my journey,

At this point I am actually looking forward to my next Doctors visit in July.

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