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I have had a problem with weight all my life. I weighed 135 when I married. This was after starving myself the summer before to lose down from 180 lbs. Our first son was born 1 and 1/2 years later and my weight went up to 180 again. I had it back down to 150 when our next son was on the way. I hit 190 this time. My doctor put me on fruit and water for 3 days at a time so often that's it a wonder Earl wasn't a monkey. (That is what they use to do when you gain to much weight.)
D I V O RC E was the next major thing in my life. It was 13 and 1/2 yearsg in the making. I was still at 190. Bingo my weight dropped to 125lbs. Of course my best friend was coming at least once a week to make sure I had eaten that week. It had become easy to go 2 or 3 days without eating. I cooked for my sons, I just let them eat and if I was hungry I would eat or if nothing was left that was okay too. I enjoyed wearing the clothes and looking nice. I remarried which was a big mistake. It only lasted 8 months I was so miserable, again food didn't matter. I kept it off for several years and met Jack. This is the perfect marriage. Jack has put up with me and my chidren and grands and still loves me. When we met I could not even eat a whole hamburger. This is the start of the weight gain. I couldn't stand to leave food on the plate he bought. I started cooking a lot again after we moved in togather . His 2 daughters lived with us from time to time also. After 19 years, I now weigh 242. Jack has never said a word about my weight. He encourages me when I try to lose weight. We had 4 grands move in with us about 5 years ago. Today we have the third one moving back out to her mom. One thing I have learn over the years is , I am not a spring chicken any more. Another is just because there are junk food in the house does not mean you have to eat it. Topping out at 289 lbs., I have now sat my mind to get down to at least 150, hoping for 135 lbs. I have lost around 40lbs. so far this time. I need help to stick with it. I know I have friends here and I guess there would always be here any time of the day or night. I have a group of friends here in Iva that meet on Thurs. nights that also encouraging. (T.O.P.S.). Ladies and gentlemen, I need your support.

Member Since: 8/17/2004

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1. to weigh about 150 lbs.
2. to be healthy
3. to be able to walk without giving out of breath after 15 mins.
4. to see all 18 grandchildren grow up
5. to see 10 great grandchildren grow up

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So far, I have not done my best to lose weight. I am now trying but not as hard as I should. The weight I have lost so far is by cutting out sweet tea, sodas, and bread. We hardly ever fry foods or use salt.

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    Hello Miss Gecko, I am doing okay but not even close to what I know I should be achieving so how about we pull up our big girl panties and have a great week this week?
    11 days ago
  • v HAWTGRANNY2014
    You have this. Don't give up on yourself. Believing is seeing as the saying goes in the Santa Claus movie. Make yourself see the quality you will have if you keep getting healthier.
    19 days ago
  • v STAV44
    Hey there teammate, don't be discouraged. You can do this. You are stronger than you think! emoticon
    20 days ago
  • v LINDSAYB2013
    Found you! Excited to be in the Groovy Gecko's with you!
    43 days ago
    thanks for the friend add. I was never over weight as a child/youth. I have always been an emotional eater from childhood. My mom said that before the divorce I was a daddys girl. He took me every where with him. I do not remember my father from a baby/toddler. I do remember missing him and feeling sad inside. yada yada. I was teased merciless when I attended school. I has very shy and bashful. I learned to turn to food for comfort. It is a hard thing to unlearn. I was 150 when I was married. After my first child my weight increased with each pregnancy. At my heaviest I was 205 but lost weight until now. I was diagnosed as diabetic in 2001. Lost more weight and got off meds until 2007 when things changed back on meds now but I say it a way to take care of my self, With my third child I became hypertensive and diabetic and I was an asthmatic from birth. So I have much to work on. So we both have work to do. We can do this! emoticon
    43 days ago
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