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April 2011




Me @ 396lbs... urgh!




Little Miss Sunshine - My angel Katie and my inspiration.


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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 now have osteoarthritis in my left hip and knee which restricts my mobility, caused by a serious road accident in 1984 and years of being obese due to the BED.

My goal was to find a job working in IT, 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 job was cut after 2 years due to 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 21 lbs 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 unexplained CHD.

My weight plateaued after a fall injured my other knee and caused my arthritis to flare up which prevented me from exercising, I became depressed and regained 55lbs due to overeating. I also tripped and fractured my elbow back in July 14 and now have post traumatic arthritis in that too. And then a couple of months later I got shingles... I'm beginning to think someone up there is seriously testing me!

Anyway life is busier now since I started working for the NHS but generally I'm much happier than I was. A friend of mine once described me as "driven"... he was probably right but I'm trying to be a little more laid back these days and not worry so much about things that haven't happened yet.

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.

My goals for this year are to pass my Level 3 AAT and get my BMI below 40 so I can have a Total Hip Replacement. Beyond that any plans I have are on hold until after my recovery. Hopefully I will be more mobile and finally be able to get nearer to my goal weight.

~*Cely*~

Updated 01/11/15


Member Since: 6/15/2007

Fitness Minutes: 7,370

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 further health problems and depression I put 55lbs back on. Now I need to get my BMI below 40 so I can have a Total Hip Replacement ASAP.

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 gradually developed osteoarthritis
in my left hip.

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 qualification.





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  • v KATIEEMMA100
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    Electric sparks and fire arcs
    The cliffs edge and the wind folds over, embracing us
    Sensory deprivation, amplification
    A savory night playing with light
    Sharing insights, delights

    Other days other nights
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    Show me your antics and tactics
    The city so pretty
    You know these things already

    Such a treasure
    We measured our pleasures
    To share with each other

    What a guy
    The passion to try
    You'll ask why

    Ineffable
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    Darling in so many words
    you're Fabulous.

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    547 days ago
  • v KATIEEMMA100
    People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas. ~Author Unknown

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    567 days ago
  • v JWOURMS
    Thanks for being so open and honest. How did the festive season go for you this year. We had three deaths in the family in 2014 and it made Christmas a bit of a challenge. Fortunately we chose to have a nice quiet one here in the UK. Fortunately the antidepressants are working well so we did manage some cheer as well as rest.
    All the very best
    jO
    585 days ago
  • v KATIEEMMA100
    Hi, i'm starting new to lose weight. I've added you as a friend here. Look forward to chatting on the boards in disabilities team. xox

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    587 days ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HELLO THERE.......... WELCOME TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILIITIES......... IT'S GREAT TO SEE YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN BY TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO THE TEAM.......... WE HAVE A MONTLY CHAT AND CHALLENGE.......... DROP IN ANY TIME.......... BEST OF LUCK ON YOUR JOURNEY......

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    595 days ago
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