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At Goal in a size 10 .... down from a size 24! WHOO HOO!





September 2006 at highest weight of 250 pounds





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Marianne's Weight Loss Surgery Journey

am 53 yrs old, 15 years happily married to a wonderful and supportive man. I have 2 terrific daughters ages 23 and 25 by a previous marriage and 2 wonderful step children, also grown. I grew up near Albany NY and now we are "Snowbirds" and live in Saratoga County NY for the summers and our Home now is in Hudson, Florida, just North of Tampa. I have been the Queen of yo yo dieting since I was a teenager. I finally swore off dieting forever since I would always be successful but always gain it ...
am 53 yrs old, 15 years happily married to a wonderful and supportive man. I have 2 terrific daughters ages 23 and 25 by a previous marriage and 2 wonderful step children, also grown. I grew up near Albany NY and now we are "Snowbirds" and live in Saratoga County NY for the summers and our Home now is in Hudson, Florida, just North of Tampa. I have been the Queen of yo yo dieting since I was a teenager. I finally swore off dieting forever since I would always be successful but always gain it back plus more, dieting my way up to 250 lbs. I logged on to OH early in '05 and began reading sporatically over the course of the next year. In 2006 I began to be more serious and did more thorough research. August of '06 I attended my first WLS support group meeting in Saratoga NY. The following night I attended another WLS support group meeting in Albany NY. Attending both of those meetings put wind in my sails to go forward with this. The pre op process took me over a year with several roadblocks, requiring a great deal of determination and patience but I made it, had my surgery on August 14, 07 and am on my way BACK to HEALTH and energy! I have been keeping an online journal since the beginning of my journey. It is complete with before and after photos and can be found at http://www.obesityhelp.com/member/feathers
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Member Since: 3/18/2008

SparkPoints: 3,235

Fitness Minutes: 3,550

My Goals:
I hit my goal this week after losing 100 pounds! Now my goal is to work at maintenance, eating healthy and continue my regular exercise routine.

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I am in Hudson Florida. I moved here in 2005 from cold, dark and dreary Upstate NY. BEST move I ever made. We live in a retirement community and have so much fun we feel like we are in our 20's again!

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"Most dreams are lost by giving up what we want most for what we want at the moment"

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KIERAE
4/29/2008 10:22:35 AM

Welcome to the South Beach Diet team. Congratulations on your weight loss - you look fantastic! Look forward to having you on the team!



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BEINGME2
4/27/2008 8:48:49 PM

Oh Congratulations YOU look great........



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MAXFOCUS
4/27/2008 8:34:21 PM

Marianne - what a beautiful transformation. Congrats on your weight loss. I'm at a size 24 and am hoping to eventually get down to a 16 or 18. emoticon



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SHERRY822
4/21/2008 3:01:17 PM

Hi Marianne,
Welcome to the Tampa Sparkers.The walk you were asking about is at Lake Rogers Park in Odessa,on April 26 at 10 a.m..You can mapquest it as I don't even know where it is.You can also find out any info on our walks at the following site:
www.groups.yahoo.com/group/walkingourway
Sam posts everything there for our walks.I hope this helps.Hope to see you there.---Sherry



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EMATTHEWS37
4/21/2008 11:26:36 AM

Wow! What a great accomplishment - Congratulations! You are an inspiration!

Eva :-)

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