This is me at 525lbs
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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 didnít 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 havenít seen since my freshman year of high school. In the last two weeks I have managed to lose 9lbs. Not a bad start. So hereís to the next 104!
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... 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 itís 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 Iíll 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 donít gorge
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.
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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