ROBINSTEELEY
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Me and Pegi right after she was diagnosed, graduating from medical college




Someone drew this picture of me. This is how I still see myself. I never realized what I had become.




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My name is Robin, and I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I remember being called fat as early as kindergarten. I had a tumultious and chaotic childhood and soon became an emotional eater, a late night eater, and I used food as a way to reward myself. My highest weight was this month, I'm now officially morbidly obese. I spent five months being primary caregiver for my best friend who died of brain cancer on July 5th. She was on large doses of steroids which caused her to eat constantly, and she was also an emotional eater who struggled with her weight throughout her life. She gained 80 pounds in 5 months and it destroyed her skin, and her self esteem. I gained right along with her, when I didnt eat what she ate, it made her feel bad, so I used that as an exscuse to become very unhealthy, knowing all along that I was already battling high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid disease, Sleep Apnea, diabetes, and a breakdown of the veins in my legs, as well as an enlarged heart. I knew all of this, and still I ate. I ate to fill a hole that could never be filled. After experiencing her illness and later her death, I never realized how much I want to live! I have my first grandchild coming next month and I realize that I cant run, play, or hike with my kids. I want to change my life to become a good example for my family. I want to learn good nutritional habits that will last a lifetime. I want to eat to survive, not to feel better. Join me, in my journey. I need all the help and support I can get.

Member Since: 7/22/2008

Fitness Minutes: 215

My Goals:
I would like to lose 177 lbs by 7/22/09. It might seem like a lofty goal, but it could very well save my life.


My Program:
I am starting slow, trying to make better choices overall, and cutting out fast food and late night eating. Those are hard ones for me!



Personal Information:
I live in Vancouver, Washington and I'm a photographer, journalist, and owner of a music magazine. You can check out my myspace at www.myspace.com/darkangel1111


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  • v HEALTHYBEAR24
    Hello I'm Esther and pleased to meet you.
    1264 days ago
  • v MOMMA_BEAR_69
    Hi Robin and welcome to our Living with Lymphedema team. We are all on this journey together. Feel free to jump right in!!!. If you ever need anything, please feel free to contact me or a team member... We love to hear from you and are here to support you in any way we can.
    May God bless you as you continue your journey to a healthier you.
    Blessings and hugs,
    Helen
    Co-leader of Living With Lymphedema Spark Team
    Co-leader of The Rainbow Bridge Grieving the Loss of a Pet Spark Team
    1387 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/13/2012 2:07:57 AM
  • v MILLYMOUSE1
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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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    Sandra
    Co-Leader Chair Exercise Team
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    1392 days ago
  • v DEE107
    Hello and welcome to Losing Weight and Disable team are special too wishing you a great journey

    I have added you as a friend feel free to contact me if you have any questions

    Dee
    Leader SP Class of Oct 12-18 2008.
    Leader Losing Weight & Disabled
    Leader Menopause & Losing
    Leader Leslie Sansone Walk Away The Pounds for Abs
    Leader Grandpas & Grandmas Are Special
    Leader 40s & up...Sculpting a new U
    Leader CARETAKERS OF OUR LOVE ONES

    1392 days ago
  • v SHERRY666
    HI ROBIN................ I'D LIKE TO WELCOME YOU TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES........... SO GLAD YOU FOUND US......... COME ON OVER ANY TIME AND INTRODUCE YOURSELF......... WE HAVE A MONTHLY CHAT AND CHALLENGE........ CHECK THEM OUT AND JUMP IN...... LOTS OF SUPPORT AND GOOD FRIENDSHIPS TO BE HAD......... BEST OF LUCK ON YOUR JOURNEY........... HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON.

    SHERRE.. TEAM LEADER. emoticon
    1393 days ago
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