Goal! - Thank you everyone!

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Dianne E
09-15-2011, 06:47 PM
A thank you,
For the most part I have been a silent browser of these forums. I have watched people reach their goals or not, but maintain hope that they will.
I was told 4 years back that a combination of my weight plus my diabetes and newly added complications of gyn-cancer was going to kill me before I hit 45. I was 40/41 at the time... and very scared. My husband is a trucker and a cheat, kept leaving me for these random teenage - to mid-20's girls who told him they loved him, he believed it, for 14 years I battled with myself trying to believe that in the end he would always come home to me. I completely lost sight of who I was. I indulged in candy and chocolate to fix the hatred I felt in myself, I ballooned to over 300lbs. Hubby always did come "home" to me, but only after the latest girl in question dumped him. Me and my love handles was always there to welcome him back.
After my doc told me, diet or die, I took notice. I was ashamed, 2 insulin shots a day, 6 pills, eating hershey bars like they were going out of fashion, blood sugar count no lower than 300 each time I tested and that led to being asleep most of the day because it was easier to deal with, sleep off my sugar rush, gain a few lbs, buy clothes 2-3x and basically live in a mu-mu.

Well, I didn't follow any kind of "diet plan", I made one myself, I used the lance armstrong "my plate" webpage to track my calories and I put myself on a 1000-1100 a day diet. 2 years later I just weighed in at 135lbs, bought my first pair of size 4 jeans and donated all my other clothes to goodwill. My husband is still a cheat, currently seeing a gal in louisiana ( also one in NJ and another in CA), but he can't believe the changes in me and keeps telling me he wants to come back and be "my guy" which incidentally my answer is "**** no!"
My weight loss and goal reaching is ALL thanks to the many people on this website, because of all of you I have managed to find a new"me" and a new life that is insulin and pill free, contains no pain in my feet or loss of sensation, I cured myself and I seem to have abated my diabetes for the next few years. I turn 43 on Oct 5th and on that day I will be spending it with my best friend of 12 years swimming with dolphins in San Diego and I will NOT be ashamed of my body or myself in ANY way! I thank you ALL for giving me a new life that I can be proud of.
Picture to follow of before and latest... and a scan of my lawyers intent to alimony the **** out of my my soon to be ex husband!

09-15-2011, 09:13 PM
Congratulations on your weight loss success! You've got such great spirit and determination, and so very much to be proud of. I'm looking forward to seeing the pics; I bet it's an amazing transformation. Have fun with your friend and the dolphins; that sounds like such a great way to spend a birthday.

09-15-2011, 10:08 PM
WOW Congratulations!

Way to love yourself and give yourself the life you deserve. You took control of your own fate and are happier and healthier for it.

Someone like you definitely doesn't deserve anyone less than the best, so good for you for realizing that :)


09-16-2011, 05:15 AM
Congratulations! What an amazing story and an inspiration! Way to go!

09-16-2011, 08:00 PM
Great job. Can't wait to see the pictures. Happy birthday, too - I can't imagine anything cooler to do that swim with dolphins to celebrate your birthday. Have a great day!


09-17-2011, 01:33 PM
Wow Good For You , Enjoy Your New Life .

09-17-2011, 01:41 PM
Way to go!! That's FAN-TASTIC and AH-MAZING! Happy Early Birthday and you must be so proud of yourself! Awesome you kicked that husband out too. You deserve so much better! Congrats on you loss.

precious anne
09-18-2011, 08:49 AM
way to go!!! you deserve waaay more than that loser!
I'm re-starting today- hopefully I get to the part of sharing with you all my success story, just like you did.

09-18-2011, 08:59 AM
Good job! I'm glad you were able to beat the disease and also have enough strength to leave your X. Here's wishing much success for the future!

I look forward to seeing your pictures!

09-22-2011, 03:12 PM
Proud of you! So wonderful that you finally took the initiative and made the commitment to your health and your life. Nothing but good for you from here on out :). WTG!!!!

09-22-2011, 03:18 PM
Congratulations! You have certainly overcome many obstacles and it sounds like you are going to live a long and healthy life! Good for you! Happy early birthday :)

09-22-2011, 03:43 PM
You are a survivor! It's amazing how we can throw ourselves into such a cycle when we feel like we are out of control. I'm proud of you for taking control - your power and self worth - and believing in yourself! Enjoy your trip to SD and I wish you nothing but happiness - U DESERVE IT!

09-22-2011, 04:41 PM
Your story is truly inspiring. Thank you for sharing it here.

Have an awesome trip with your friend. Hope your ex is jealous!:s:

Happy Birthday



09-22-2011, 05:59 PM
Congratulations ! You have great insight and determination ! You deserve better than what you got ! Good for you for seeing the light and losing that loser !

09-23-2011, 09:57 AM
You are a truly inspiring story!!! Congratulations on your weight loss!! And I hope you have a Happy Birthday!!

09-23-2011, 01:20 PM
you go girl!!!!!!! looking good and feeling good i bet you are and im proud of you! you have come a long way congrats!