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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 both my hips, lower back and knees 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 self-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 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 while waiting 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. I have had Bradycardia since the surgery and have also recently developed Atrial Fibrillation.

My weight plateaued after a fall injured caused my arthritis to flare up which prevented me from exercising, I became depressed and regained weight due to comfort eating. I also tripped and fractured my elbow back in July 14 2015 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 was seriously testing me!

I found a temporary job working for the NHS and passed my Level 3 AAT Diploma in Accounting in July 2016 and left the NHS in that September.

My current goal is to get my BMI below 40 so I can have a Total Hip Replacement. Beyond that any plans I have are on hold as I am undergoing counselling while in recovery from an episode of severe depression.

~*Cely*~

Updated 01/11/15


Member Since: 6/15/2007

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My Goals:
My long-term goal is to lose enough weight to have a hip replacement.


My Program:
I originally lost 188lbs between 2006 and 2010. Sadly due to further health problems and depression I put 106lbs 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 disability but I will 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 around the UK. After a serious road accident I had to give up and have gradually developed severe osteoarthritis in my hips, lower back and knees.

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 leaving me as the eldest surviving member of my family.



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I gained my BSc in 2000 and my AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting in 2016.





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  • 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......

    SHERRE.. TEAM LEADER. emoticon
    1013 days ago
  • v BRENDAMYERS2
    My name is brenda. I also have bed..and arthritis in knees. I found your story inspiring and added you as a friend. I am working on the bed with therapist. I lost my mom 6 years ago this march and i still grieve but i also have come to tell myself she would want me to benge because of her. One day at a time one step at a time one mouthful at a time. Thank you for sharing.

    1363 days ago
  • v HOPEJACK1
    Thank you for your open sharing on your spark page. I want to be in your cheering corner. We have some things in common. I too am a worship leader on our praise team. I have been a full time wife and mother for 29 years and soon my youngest child will graduate High School . Then my job will be finished and I will be seeking what work the Lord would have for me next. I've spent all my adult life except a brief time just prior to major surgery obese. I've been an emotional eater. Looking to God to help me feel those feelings and work through them rather than eat them down. God's Grace and blessings to you. emoticon Hope
    1381 days ago
  • v ILAMONIHOWIE
    Two years ago you came to my page and gave me a hug. I'm back to give you one. I know your loss and the struggle it is. I ended up losing my little girl last year. I hope your doing well. I'm back here again to do this once and for all. I hope.
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    1493 days ago
  • v LAWLI56
    SHYLONESTAR: I'm just busy and don't get the opportunity to blog very often but I'm still around. My weight will probably always be an ongoing issue but I won't let it rule my life.
    1586 days ago
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