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I have BED (Binge Eating Disorder) and became ill with CHD(Congestive Heart Disease) in October/November 2003. Until then I was a full-time carer for my only child Katie who died in 2004, aged 14, from CHF (congestive heart failure) caused by secondary pulmonary hypertention and a congenital heart defect.

My recovery was very slow and frustrating and I also now have arthritis in my left hip and both knees which restricts my mobility, caused by a serious road accident in 1984 and ...
I have BED (Binge Eating Disorder) and became ill with CHD(Congestive Heart Disease) in October/November 2003. Until then I was a full-time carer for my only child Katie who died in 2004, aged 14, from CHF (congestive heart failure) caused by secondary pulmonary hypertention and a congenital heart defect.

My recovery was very slow and frustrating and I also now have arthritis in my left hip and both knees which restricts my mobility, caused by a serious road accident in 1984 and years of being obese.

My goal was to find a job working with computers, so I studied for and passed my CompTIA A+ exams in 2006. I then worked as an IT Volunteer at our local Hospice for just over a year and found a job as an ICT Technician in a local School... before my position was cut after 2 years due to the Government austerity measures. I'm now studying for my AAT and working for the NHS on a temporary contract.

I had a gastric bypass in January 2009 after losing 86lbs to reach my pre-surgery target weight (BMI 50 or less). Due to health problems and depression I put 21lbs back on but lost it again in the short run up to my surgery. During the operation my surgeon discovered that I had a very large hiatus hernia which was restricting my heart and lungs and was likely responsible for causing my otherwise unexplaned CHD.

My weight plateaued after a fall injured my "good" knee and caused my arthritis to flare up which prevented me exercising and following the loss of my job in the austerity cuts I regained 55lbs due to depression. I am now back on track nutritionally and trying to build up a regular program of activities to help me with my weight loss.

A friend of mine once described me as "driven"... he was probably right, but I'm learning to let go and let God after renewing my faith and my confirmation in December 2008. I love to sing and find it lifts me up in my darkest hours. I'm in the Worship Team at church and also on the Reading rota.

Life is very busy and can be difficult at times but generally I'm happier than I was. My mother died recently but I'm maintaining a positive outlook. My goals this year are to find a permanent job in accounts, become more active and get my weight back down to my 2010 weight loss total... or less! LOL!

~*Cely*~

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Member Since: 6/15/2007

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My Goals:
My long-term goals are to be fit enough to work full-time and to pass my AAT qualifications.

My Program:
I originally lost 188lbs between 2006 and 2010. Sadly due to health problems and depression I put 55lbs back on but have now lost 7lbs of that since new year and am back on track to lose the 50-60lbs I want to finally get rid of.

I struggle with exercise because of my disabilty but I keep trying to build a regular routine.

Personal Information:
I live in the UK.

I trained in Martial Arts in my twenties and was a member of a Dark Age re-enactment society, riding my motorcycle to events. After a serious road accident I had to give up and have gradually developed osteoarthritis.

My daughter died in 2004 and my sister the previous year, following a road accident. My father also died from a heart attack in 1991. My mother died shortly before Christmas 2013.



Other Information:
I gained my BSc in 2000. I've had various jobs and am currently working for the NHS and studying for my AAT.



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MILLYMOUSE1
8/12/2012 7:55:32 PM

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Welcome to our Chair Exercise Team. You have made the right choice to become a part of our team and from my experience I can say that you will be greatly benefited here. Help in the form of our leaders. Wish you all the Best.
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8/12/2012 3:47:59 PM

Just dropped by to say - Hi. and welcome you to The “Chair Exercise” Team
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Welcome to the most friendly, most supportive team in SparkPeople land!! - Please feel free to jump in and join in the message boards. It has been proved that people who contribute to message boards and blog regularly lose more weight, more easily than those who don’t, so come on in.
It is a great place to be and you will find lots of friends, ideas and links to help and support you at all stages on your journey.
I hope you succeed in all the goals you set.
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RPALMER69
7/26/2012 5:12:35 AM

WOW! YOU ARE and Inspiration!!



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UK_NICOLA
7/13/2012 3:45:24 PM

Thanks for the useful and interesting contribution on my blog! Great tips. Hope all is well with you?
Nicola



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ALASKAN
5/2/2012 9:03:26 PM

Hi Celia
how are you doing? I know it's been awhile since I have stopped by so I thought I would do it tonight. you are doing well on your weight loss and I'm very proud that you kept at. Sometimes we have a slip up and all we have to is to move onward. It's good seeing you again and you know where to get in touch with at. emoticon and take emoticon at a time... My name is ERNA



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