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2/3/10 2:14 A

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Thank you for your response! Inspired, wow, that speaks volumes and means so much to me! First congratulations on our weight loss, I checked your page out :) Secondly, losing and keeping it off is such an accomplishment in itself so give yourself credit for that. If your not losing anymore, let me ask, how many calories are you eating everyday? You might not be eating enough and that puts our body in survival mode, basically... everything is stored for fat because our body is confused and not sure when it will get something to eat again.

Let me know if you need anything. I posted two recipes yesterday, check them out and let me know what you think!

-Steph :)


365 Days with the 330 Pound Woman, you can find my blog on blogger at

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2/2/10 10:45 A

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I am very inspired by your journey since there are a lot of similarities with my life. I will definately follow your blog and hope to get some great recipies from you.

I too am 345 lbs and work out at Curves. I keep struggling with my weight loss even though I keep a food journal. I continue to work out at Curves 3-5 days a week even though my body hurts even after a year and a half.

Thanks for your journey. Keep up the good work.

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2/2/10 9:07 A

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Hello to all! I am so excited to be part of the Cooking Made Easy team! 2010 is the year of new biginnings and the birth of a new me! As I am on this journey, I am learnign so many things about nutrition and eating healthy.

The day I debated getting a new set of keys made vs. bending over and picking them up, was the day it finally hit me. I was miserable and so uncomfortable. My body ached and hurt so bad, carrying around 330 pounds on a 5'3" frame is not easy!

I never wanted to do it, but I finally gave in and wrote down what I ate for a week. OH MY GOSH, if your not sitting down, take a seat. I ate fast food atleast 2 times a day (if not 3 or 4 times) and then would go home and cook some serious down home southern recipes (plenty of grease, butter, flour, gravies, heavy cream, etc) Not to mention, I went to the movies atleast twice a week and ate a Large Popcorn drizzled in butter galore and topped it chocolate candy. Oh and then there was the extra large soda! My goodness, some days I took in up to 5000 Calories... No kidding.

After I decided to stop crying about being so ashamed, I decided I had to make changes. I was so uncomfortable. I was laid off work on November 18th and by December 24th, I had gained 23 pounds. In October I bought three pairs of size 24 jeans. In December, I had to buy my first size 28 Jean (thank goodness for 2% spandex in jeans). On 01-01-10, I had my first interview (didn't get the job but atleast it allowed me to practice my interview skills) and none of my November work clothes would fit me. I had to go and buy a pair of slacks, size 28. Food was killing me, by my hand of course.

As I realized that food was nutrition, there was no around it, I had to eat everyday to survive. I decided enough was enough and changes had to be made.

I am having so much learning how to cook healthy, being aware of what I put in my body. I will be posting a lot of recipes with pictures, trust me... this girl loves to cook!

Speaking of me, I am a single mother and am an emotional eater, food became an obsession to me when I was pregnant. I gained 95 pounds during my pregnancy, I quickly lost most of the weight by the time my son was 6 months old. During my pregnancy, my son's father and I were seperated, which I think began the emotional eating and then he was killed right before my son was born. My son was born the day his father was buried. This took a toll on me.

Over the next three years, I became a hermit crab and stayed indoors, I didn't allow myself to feel and I began to eat my emotions away. I only focused on being a good mother, my son became my world and I revolved around him. Honestly, my life was nothing without him. All of my energy was put into raising him well and keeping him safe from the world. At 3 my son was in a terrible car accident (he is fine today, only one scar a mother would see) and that put me over the edge. I gained 90 pounds in less than 10 months. Once I did that, it felt there was no turning back. I used food to celebrate, to punish myself, to deal with sadness, lonelyness, joy, fear, etc. I litteraly Lived to Eat.

My goal is to Eat to Live and overcome obesity by overcoming my addiction (also known as habbit) to food. I have committed to eating healthy and exercising. I am feeling great, I have not smoked a cigarette in four weeks and my joints are already feeling better. Exercise really does help! I currently work out at Curves 3-5 Days a week and walk 8-12 miles a week.

I hope to take this journey with each of you and would love to get to know you better. I believe with the right support, we can do this.

Consider taking this journey with me, ask for help when you need and know I am here for you!

I began a blog on 01-10-2010, my blog is on blogger and it is called 365 Days with the 330 Pound Woman, you can read my blog at

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I discuss the challenges, obstacles, success, recipes, exercise, motivation... well, honestly, everything, even binges. The blog helps me to be accountable and has really helped me through this journey.

To our health and to healthy cooking!

-Stephanie :)

365 Days with the 330 Pound Woman, you can find my blog on blogger at

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