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I have been overweight most of life. Been on many diets, took weight off and put it back on. I was previously on Spark People and lost weight, but I gave up. I have been on steroids (for ulcerative colitis) for 14 years causing me to gain alot of weight. I have disc problems (back problems) caused by the steroids. I really do need surgery, but the surgeon said that he will not do it because of my weight. This is one of my motivators to lose. I can't stand looking at myself anymore and most of my clothes are getting too tight to fit me. I recently turned 50 and it is time to do something before something happens. I need motivation to keep on track and I look forward to making friends on Spark People once again.

Starting weight: 275 pounds
10/5/10 (week 1): 265 pounds
(lost 10 pounds total loss)
10/11/10 (week 2) 265 pounds
(lost 10 pounds total loss and
lost 6.5"
10/28/10 (week 3) 260 pounds
(lost 15 pounds total loss and
lost 2-1/2" for total of 9"
11/1/10 (week 5) 260 pounds
(lost 15 pounds total loss and
lost 1" for total of 10"
11/15/10 (week 7) 255 pounds (lst 20 pounds)
11/22/10 (2 months)
255 pounds
(lost 20 pounds total loss and
lost 3" for total of 13"
12/20/10 (3 months)
250 pounds
(lost 25 pounds total loss and
lost 2" for a total of 15"
1/20/11 (4 months)
245 pounds
lost 30 pounds total loss
2/28/11 (5 months)
240 pounds
lost 35 pounds total loss
My knee replacement surgery is scheduled for
March 25, 2011.

I returned to Spark on 3/23/15 after my doctor put me back on insulin. My current weight is 245 and my goal weight is 150.

Member Since: 9/26/2010

Fitness Minutes: 3,056

My Goals:
I have a large amount of weight to lose. Hopefully I will be successful by losing this weight slowly.

1/20/10 - 4 months

Have lost 35 pounds -
90 pounds to lost in 2011!.

My Program:
I am keeping track of my calories. I will walk when I am able. It is very difficult now, due to my physical problems. My walking program is on hold now due to the fact that I have been diagnosed with degenerative arthritis in my left knee. The MRI showed that I do not have a stress fracture. My knee replacement surgery is this Friday, March 25, 2011.

Personal Information:
Yvonne I. Yollin

Philadelphia, PA


Other Information:
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

I was born Jewish, but I am now a born-again Christian. Anything is possible with God!

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