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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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    Well done for coming back to SP and realising you can start again. Anytime you want a friend or some motivation, just shout - I'll be happy to offer supportive encouragement and understand how restrictive physical ailments can be as my mum is suffering too! Watching the cals is the start and exercise can come later when you feel up to it. One of my best tips: Make some soup - it's great as a snack and if you niblble while you're making it, the chances are they'll all be good, healthy ingredients too!! Good luck xxx
    3847 days ago
  • v HUZZAH39
    Welcome! You will find the support you need and we believe you can do it with God and a little help from some friends!

    3847 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/29/2010 11:40:19 AM
  • v DEE107
    Hello and welcome to Calling all Christian Women and wishing you a great jounrey ...
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