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4/28/13 1:42 P

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1. Drugs for depression
2. Lossing a husband
3. Putting a son in foster care whom radically suffers F84.9Pervasive developmental disorder, unspecified
The last one is very difficult for me because his problems are so profound to try and help and difficult for other people to digest..

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4/27/13 9:51 P

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I think I just let it creep up after I gave birth to my 3rd child when I was 30 years old--didn't work to get back to pre-preg weight. (He's 30 years old & I weigh more now than when I delivered him!)

I've taken off & put back on the same....first, 20 lbs.....then it became 30 lbs.....enough times to create an entire family! Now I'm 60 & that is how many pounds I need to lose. UGH. Even when I was young & thin, I carried my weight around my middle--now, if it wasn't for the obvious middle-aged face, people would still be asking me when I'm DUE. My job is sedentary (admin asst) & I'm a writer--a LOT of sitting at the computer--so getting in the HABIT of exercise will def be a challenge.

Inflammation issues with GERD & arthritis, as well as thyroid problems, have influenced my decision to make a life-style change. I have 5 great lil grandsons to be Bubbe to & I don't want to be so crippled up with weight, pain, & stiffness I can't enjoy them. Also, I still work outside the home in a very public position at a college (Admissions dept) and probably will for another five years at least. Feeling like crap definitely makes just keeping on KEEPING ON very difficult. I'm sick of feeling so sick & tired of being so tired.

I read an article that said if you tried to carry pounds that you are overweight in your ARMS all day long, you probably wouldn't be able to--but having it distributed across our entire frame makes it easier to "ignore" the exhaustion that comes with the burden.

I'm very relieved to have found a plan (The Plan) that addresses many of the health issues I have. I'm ready to do whatever it takes to enjoy to the fullest whatever time I have left on this earth.

Dragonchilde, thanks for creating a forum where we can speak to our unique issues & stories. ♥

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4/27/13 7:02 P

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I had a miscarriage that almost killed me, fell off a ladder and messed up my hip, and lost my grandmother (who was really more like a mother to me...since my biological mother was and is a complete train wreck) all in the same year. I had a history of eating disorders that kept me thin...and I lost the energy and desire to keep up with the obsession of starving myself. So, I packed on 40+ pounds in a dizzyingly short amount of time...and I didn't care. (Postpartum depression can happen even if you don't carry to term, folks. Doctors tend not to tell people that.)
By the time I did care, my hip was in such bad shape, exercise was nearly impossible, and I didn't want to hurt. So, I continued to sit, instead of moving and pushing through the pain.

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4/26/13 10:35 A

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Mine were everything times 100. I knew that I should eat right, but I love junk food. Chips, candy, chocolate, and I constantly ate them. When I wanted to lose, I would workout and eat better, but I didn't know how completely to eat better so at first it was low fat craze. And then I got to where I wanted to be, and stopped everything. (dumb) and this was consistent behavior for a long time. Finally I got to a weight that was okay, and maintained it for about 3 years by changing NOTHING and then suffered a major miscarriage. After dealing with some of it but not all, I ate to punish myself, I think. I balooned. I got depressed and just kept eating more and more and more junk food, instead of anything remotely healthy. Finally, I started working out again, and eating better. I maintained again for a bit, then gained a few, then started working out, then would get discouraged and eat junk. Finally, I have realized not only does this have to be something you do for the rest of your life, but it has to be HEALTHY. I was only doing half. Now that my diet (by this I mean what I eat, not that I am on one) is more whole natural foods and really healthy, I don't want to stop. I want to eat less crap food! AHA!

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4/26/13 10:11 A

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My why was primarily about depression and motherhood. It was easy to let myself stop being active when I became a mom, and I suffered from pretty heft post-partum depression. Which gradually morphed into regular old depression.

I still struggle with it on bad days.

Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.

I'm not pregnant, just fat: My blog.

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4/26/13 9:47 A

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Well, looking back, I've been very overweight, even as a small child. Dad worked second shift and it was the 90's back when the internet was out and up and something to brag about. Mom was always on it and she never wanted to cook, so we'd go to dad's work, get his checkbook and always go pick food up. Always eating out = big calorie consumption. I've been mostly sedentary my whole life - being fat makes you not feel like exercising much cuz you get out of breath faster than the other kids. My dad and sister were never fat, but mom and I always were. I've been an emotional eater for as long as I can remember - as well as depressed with bad anxiety, even in 1st grade. Food is one of my addictions. When something good would happen - we'd eat; when something bad would happen - we'd eat; when we were bored - we'd eat. I carried all those terrible habits with me into my teen and adult hood and never did anything about it except once in 2010 when I dieted with a friend and lost 38lbs. Then dad had a four wheeler accident severing his spinal cord and I was sick most of 2010 with my Cyclic Vomitting Syndrome that I could only work 2 months that year (and then Dad's accident was in August). I just...completely fell off the bandwagon and that time, couldn't have cared less. Now, starting April 1st, I started dieting again...and for some seems easier to resist all those things I used to love and now it's more "I can't eat that - what a waste of calories!" type-thinking that goes through my head. There are plenty of days I have gone to bed hungry on this diet, but I know it's going to be worth it in the long run because I'm working very hard to be healthy and possibly, one day...happy too. But it's one step at a time.

First Goal Weight: 260lbs
***Reached October 17, 2013

Second Goal Weight: 200lbs

Third Goal Weight: 160lbs

Much Love & Happiness To You On Your Journey.

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4/25/13 12:59 P

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My "why"... Well, I knew exactly how to count calories, I've been on SP since 07 and counting calories since 06, so I can't claim ignorance. I got careless with it and gained weight back because I didn't think it was FAIR that I should have to count every single last calorie, because honestly, the vast majority of people don't have to do that.

I guess you could call it "rebellion."

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4/25/13 12:26 P

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I am not going to blame anyone or anything but myself for my weight gain. I was the one that made the stupid choices. I was the one who didn't work through the stressful situations in a better manner. It was me and only me. And it will be me and a few people I have invited in my life to help me fix it.


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4/25/13 10:05 A

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I have just realized my why reason of why I put on weight and I just blogged about the details..

Was your why reason easy or hard to come by and find? If it is Why did you put on weight/ Or was it like a light bulb moment you know why right away..

Why did my why reasons take so long? LOL But now that I found it I am calling it my last 40lbs passion weight...

My weight came on because of a passion that was taken away so rudely and crudely.
I have just found a new passion that would replace this and I am so excited about it..

what about you?

Edited by: JGIRL5799 at: 4/25/2013 (10:27)

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