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Hi, I'm Keisha. In 2007 I weighed 525 lbs. I was unhappy, unhealthy, and I had no clue where to start! I was 28 and I had horrible back problems that at times had me confined to my bed. All I could picture back then were those poor people that they had to cut out of their houses. I knew I didn't want to end up like them so as soon as I was able to get around again, I went to my Dr. and asked him what worked. I had tried Weight Watchers, Slimfast, Phen Phen, I had joined Curves... You name it, I tried it! I was so embarrassed about how big I was that I didn’t want to go to a gym so skinny people could make fun of the human whale and what she could or couldn't do. So my Dr. recommended a pill called Phentermine. It's not a miracle drug, but with just a little willpower it helps to curb your cravings and emotional eating. With the help of phentermine I lost 200 lbs in a little over a year. Since then I have gained back 80lbs. It was my own fault, I let myself get involved in a dysfunctional relationship. Instead of getting out of it, I turned to food for solace. 2 years ago I ended that relationship. I took some time to remember who I am, and remember how good it felt physically, and emotionally to be on the right track with my weight. This year I decided to not only lose the weight that I put back on but also surpass it by at least 25lbs. I want to break the 200lb mark, a mark that I haven’t seen since my freshman year of high school. In the last two weeks I have managed to lose 9lbs. Not a bad start. So here’s to the next 104!

Member Since: 1/24/2012

My Goals:
I want to be healthy. I am tired of waking up with a backache every morning. I am planning to get married again and I really want a family. I need to be healthy for my future children and my future husband, Will. I DO NOT want to be skinny per say, I just want to be healthy and feel better. My goal is 250 lbs for now. When i get there I will re-evaluate and see if I want to continue. 250lbs may sound like a lot still, but at 6' 1" I dont want to look like a crack head. lol

My Program:
My program... hmmm... Well I do it day by day. I do not deny myself anything. If I want a piece of chocolate I have ONE! Not 5, lol! For now, I am substituting a meal at breakfast with a Special K protein meal replacement bar, eating a weight watchers meal or something similar for lunch, for dinner it’s whatever meal my sister cooks at home. Snacks consist of a variety of snack wells 100-calorie snack packs, Special K crisps with a serving of Laughing Cow cheese (my favorite)! Sometimes I’ll snack on carrots or something of that nature.

When we go out to dinner I try to order a salad or something from the healthy side of the menu. Lots of restaurants have this on their menu now! I had an awesome meal at IHOP the other day that kept me full the rest of the night and was only 480 calories!

Also, I allow myself to eat whatever I want one day of the week, usually Sunday. I find that this makes me feel like I am not cheating myself out of anything. I don’t gorge

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My name is Keisha. I am from Metropolis, Il. But I grew up here and there. AZ and OH mostly. I am 33 and have the most amazing family and friends a girl could ask for. I am in a relationship with a wonderful man who knows and understands what I am going through as he, himself weighed 525 lbs at one point. I cant tell you how awesome it is to have a man that understands.

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I am hoping to get married in 2013. I want to be able to buy a dress off the rack this time. Last time I was married I had to have a dress made as I fit in none of them.

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    go girl go girl many people poke fun at us not looking like they think we should but guess what most of them have there own problems with there life but you just cannot see it like they can see ours and we are trying to change so do not be put of by the skinny finger pointers get a shirt made up saying I am trying my best and go to the gym with your head held high yes some might snigger but you will also find nice people too that are more than willing to help they are called adults with adult minds do not hide in the corner be strong and go for it and talk to lots of people so they get used to you being there when they know you even the starring people will stop and help you just be honest and strong and you can do it and hey the worst that can happen is you meet new freinds we have all had the pointy finger treatment at some time or other so you are not alone ps lay of the whale jokes they are mine i wanted to be an elephant but i only have a tiny trunk !!!!! lol emoticon
    2219 days ago
    Welcome to the 300+team. 300 is such a BIG number but if we persevere, focus and motivate one another we can reach our goals!

    We have so much of life ahead of us and it is so much better to work on ourselves and reach for our goals.

    We can do it-- we are worth the effort!

    All we can do is take it one day, one bite, one pound at a time.

    I am looking forward to supporting you in your quest for better health and a happier future.

    TracYZ emoticon

    2219 days ago
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    Welcome to Emotional Eaters Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.


    2219 days ago
  • v WILLOW49
    Welcome to the EE team :) If you haven't already done so, be sure to stop by the team and introduce yourself. Let's get going!
    2219 days ago
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