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Lifetime of food addiction
I am a food addict. Food has been my drug of choice for as long as I can remember. I was 5'3" and 110lbs at 8yrs. old. I never got any taller but I sure got heavier. I was always the funny fat girl that would sacrifice myself to make friends. I graduated high school at 230lbs. I was always a hard worker. I worked 2 jobs while going to college. I'm no different then most obese people. I tried every diet there was only to gain what I lost plus a few extra lbs. for good measure. I got ...
I am a food addict. Food has been my drug of choice for as long as I can remember. I was 5'3" and 110lbs at 8yrs. old. I never got any taller but I sure got heavier. I was always the funny fat girl that would sacrifice myself to make friends. I graduated high school at 230lbs. I was always a hard worker. I worked 2 jobs while going to college. I'm no different then most obese people. I tried every diet there was only to gain what I lost plus a few extra lbs. for good measure. I got married at 23 and had my son at 24 and was divorced at 25. At that point I gave up on trying to loose weight. I was a tired working single mom that weighed 300lbs. By 28 my health was heading down hill fast. My back, knees and feet hurt constantly from carrying all that weight. I had no energy. I had constant open sores in the folds of my fat rolls around my abdomen and behind my knees. I had gastric bypass (RNY) july 2004. That procedure saved my life!! I lost 160lbs. to my all time lowest of 141lbs. in a year. Since then I have had a few complications due to the bypass (adhesions, hernia, stoma blockage), but I still am very greatful I had the procedure. January 2009 I was up to my all time high since surgery of 199lbs. The gastric bypass helps control my physical hunger, but it can't control my head hunger. Food is a part of most of my thoughts and actions. I hide it well... LOL.. I've had at least 30yrs. practice. It is December 2009 and I am down to 166lbs. I'm not as active as I would like to be and I'm trying to fight the winter "blahs". I got remarried to my soul mate in May 2008. He had gastric bypass (dueodenal switch) 3 weeks ago. I want to support him and take care of myself. My wish is for us to become a healthy and active family.
*** REWARDS*** start Jan. 1 2010
-exercise 3x per week and loose 3 lbs/mon.
1st month- pedicure (Jan. completed!)
2nd month- new running shoes (Feb. completed)
3rd month- new running clothes
4th month- sign up for any class I want
| current weight: 215.0
Member Since: 8/16/2008
Fitness Minutes: 1,113
My goal is to weigh 140lbs. which would give me a "normal" bmi. I want to be active- walk, run, bike ride. I want the feeling of being FIT!
EXERCISE: run 3/week, 2 days cross train and strength
DIET: eat as clean as possible, 5-6 meals/day, 1400-1800cal
PRAY, READ, MEDITATE
Loose 3 lbs./mon
JAN. 2010- lost 5lbs. & completed 4 weeks of c25k
Feb. 2010-lost 3lbs. & completed 8 weeks of c25k
Mar. 12, 2010- completed c25k program!!
Mar. 25, 2010- reached monthly goal weight 153
I am 37yrs. old. I am a wife, a mother of a 13yr. old boy and a x-ray tech by trade. I have 3 furry babies. A English Mastiff, a deaf Great Dane and a mix breed. My husband and I would love to have another child if God has that in his plans.
It's a blessing to live where you can make the choice to take care of yourself.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr. Seuss