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Hiya All! My name is Lori. I started on Spark People at around 600 pounds. I have been on several diets since I was 20 years old. I lost 100 pounds on the Deal-A-Meal many years ago and was able to lose another 50 and hold it off for 2 years. But then I steadily gained weight until I weighed 490 and I maintained that weight for 5 years or so. Then I went on disability in 2003 and lost almost everything I owned. From then on I started gaining weight again.

I can not drive my car anymore, or go to the super market to buy my own food. I can only stand for a few minutes. This HAS to change!

Eating "diet" food doesn't work for me, cause I can't stick with it. My problem is mainly portion control. I have no problem eating fruits and veggies. However, I have made myself a slave to delivery food. Mostly pizza. But the truth is, you can eat pizza and a mostly healthy one. But that's not what I chose and eating the whole darn thing doesn't help the matter! LOL I have decided to go my first month without ordering delivery pizza or frozen pizza. I have never done that before. I have to start somewhere. But I am addicted to food!

I am seeing a therapist and other health professionals at this time and that has helped me to realize how much help I need. I hope this site can help me along my journey.

Member Since: 1/31/2011

Fitness Minutes: 1,962

My Goals:
My first goal is to be able to weigh at home on my 550 pound weight limit scale! Achieved 2/21/2010

My second goal, is to be able to shop for a weeks worth of groceries on my own. Achieved 2/9/2011!!! (was in the store 40 minutes)

My third goal is to be able to walk my dog around the block one time without stopping.

My Program:
Portion Control and
keeping my fat, sugar and salt under control.

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Lori from Quincy, IL

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Be who you are and say what you feel, because those that mind don't matter and those that matter don't mind.

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