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I've had weight issues (food addiction stemming from emotional "stuff" -- it had been a way to cope early on, I am sure) since about 9 or 10 years old., I am 69 yrs old now, and had been so fed up with my weight for decades. Not only was I super obese, but everything hurt (though much better now as the numbers have dropped significantly ). After 13+ years in the UK (I married a Brit in early 2005), I have finally returned to Oregon, USA, at the end of February (2018) -- single. I am thrilled to be back near my family! My highest weight, as embarrassing as it feels to admit it, was 384, the end of June, 2016. And on 18 Feb, 2018 I weighed in at just over 197. ONEDERLAND! Now at 182, I have only 10-15 or so to go, depending on what my 69 yr old body can do. Having tossed out over 200 pounds so far, I feel a bazillion times better! Care to join me? ;)

Member Since: 8/23/2010

Fitness Minutes: 37,908

My Goals:
To lose the excess weight, be fitter and feel better, I want to enjoy Life more and see the grandkids grow up, too!
I have been learning get past my emotional eating and keep on losing, and I am much healthier.

My Program:
A Very Low Carb food (aka Ketogenic) plan works for me. And I walk every day now, since I got a dog.
I've improving - vertigo prevents my walking very far or fast, but I get out into the back garden several times a week with my Monster Dog, too.

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I have 2 grown sons back in the US, and I am a grandma, too -- I miss all of them terribly. But I am excited and looking forward to moving back.

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    Hey Deb girl, How are ya doing???? I went to the doc yesterday and even though I wanted to see a huge number down, the scale said 7 down..that's okay for 2 weeks, I'll take it. How are you doing??? emoticon
    3930 days ago
    Hey Deb, Where there is a will there is a way...that's what I am counting on...God help us on this journey to health! I have been crazy busy and am just now getting home to start my work on me now..let's do it all together! I need you help too!.... emoticon
    3937 days ago
    Hi Debb, me again!
    Just look at the response you got to your first blog! Wow!!!! I'm green with envy at the attention your drawing!
    I told you that people would support and offer help.
    You really have landed on your feet here, you just need to keep using them now (the feet that is! lol!)
    10lb's, 100lb's, as I said, it doesn't matter, your target is just the first pound, and when that's gone then we work on the next "first" pound and so on until it's all gone!
    I do hope that this makes sense(?!).
    You are so worth it, and having spoken with you for nearly 3 hours on the telephone, I think that you're a beautiful person who WILL succeed and start to get the very best out of life!
    Take care my dear friend,
    3947 days ago
    Great effort Debb with the walking! This is just the start of a nice gentle exercise regime that will get the task done!
    Keep going girl!
    3948 days ago
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    emoticon Debra! emoticon to the 50 plus for all team!! Wishing you the emoticon
    3949 days ago
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