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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: 37,938

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.

Personal Information:
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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  • v no profile image IWANTTOSUCCEED
    Hi: I saw your post on the KETO TEAM page. You have lost a very significant amount of weight. Congratulations.......
    858 days ago
  • v TURTLE69
    Welcome to Emotional Eaters Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.


    921 days ago
    thanks for your support on my blog!
    1066 days ago
  • v L3ON3TOO
    How are you doing Debb. I've missed you on Living Low Carb. I saw you weren't getting notifications from SparkPeople. SP bounced you and you need to get into your account, go to the email tab and reactivate. They automatically check the never email me again box at the bottom. Uncheck that and the notifications should start again. Sometimes it happens to me daily and at least weekly.
    1075 days ago
    Hey there! I saw you liked my almond joy bars. I sweetened them with Swerve sweetener. I found you cannot sweeten melted coconut butter with a liquid. Just like melted chocolate, it makes it seize. I suppose you could also use Splenda or Truvia
    1109 days ago
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