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04-04-2018 - 50 pounds lighter (248.6 pounds)

04-2015 - At heaviest weight (298.6 pounds)


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In May of 2017, I had to have a full hysterectomy because of precancer cells in my uterus. My oncologist was very clear that this situation happened because of my excess weight. Did you know that fat cells in women give off the hormones that cause your uterus lining to grow just as if you were getting ready for your period. If you are premenopause, this is not too big of a deal as you shed most of it when you start TOM (time of month). However, I have completed menopause. My uterus liner was more than twice the size that it should be and was continuing to grow.

Luckily, the biopsy after the surgery showed that it never got beyond the precancer stage. However, the doctor has pointed out that my excess weight still puts me at a higher risk for other cancers as well as Type II Diabetes (this part I knew about). He has strongly recommended the stomach surger if I am unable to lose the weight on my own.

I've decided to give it a year. If after 1 year of honest effort to lose weight I am still morbidly obese, I will speak with my primary care doctor about the procedure.

So, I've restarted this page to record my journey. All well wishes and advice are welcome!

Member Since: 2/2/2017

Fitness Minutes: 7,257

My Goals:
Lose 1-2 pound a week with a final goal of losing at least 50 pounds in 52 weeks.

My Program:
Walking, hand weights, 21-Day Fix work-outs, and low-/smart-carbs nutrition program.

Personal Information:
I am 54 years old this year (2018). I am the mother/step-mother of 5, step-nana to 13, and a step-great-nana to 2. Married 24 years.

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Pre-Diabetic; Obese since around age 10.

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