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Old 01-25-2010, 10:56 PM   #1
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15 more pounds to go till the half-way mark. I'm now 243, so I've lost 33 lbs. When I started this diet I was at 276 and before that, I had gotten up to 287 or so-- nearly 300 pounds.

Being as tall as I am, it is easy to carry around that extra weight without looking overweight. That's a curse, because I could weigh 200 pounds and not feel overweight at all. At 287, It was extremely hard bending and walking. I had suffered a broken leg and had a heck of a time regaining the use of my leg-- it could have been because I was so heavy.

I really started the weight loss journey after I was diognosed with high blood pressure last year. I was told by several medical individuals that I had "dangerously" high blood pressure and other than putting me on a lifetime's supply of pills, they all told me to "lose weight." I felt there was a heart attack in the future for me.

Easier to say than to do, but I tried, first going vegetarian, and when that did not work, turning 360 degrees and going Atkins-style low carb.

I had a lot of depressing things going on. I lost the house, was fired from my job and all the rest, and felt totally useless and a waste of human flesh. I totally hated myself and really didn't care whether I was fat or not.

Now of course, the sunshine is coming through and I am seeing the real value to being in the Normal weight range. I used to camp and walk trails a lot and the weight was making this hard-- bending down to put on socks was hard. Last year, after moving to Lincoln, I started taking the dogs to the dog park almost every day, and walked several miles per day. There's a little stream there, and I was even afraid to cross the stream on the rocks because my feet were so heavy and out of shape. I remember for months I would just wade across the stream, then about the end of the summer I could balance from rock to rock. I'd forgotten about that.

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Old 01-25-2010, 11:04 PM   #2
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I am very proud of you. 33 pounds lost is an amazing accomplishment.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:41 PM   #3
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Congratulations giselley. I am jobless but not homeless, although I have been homeless. Not a good feeling. How's life in general now?
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:46 AM   #4
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Congratulations giselley. I am jobless but not homeless, although I have been homeless. Not a good feeling. How's life in general now?

Better. I have a temp job now. I don't know how long it will last so I can't make any plans. I'm starting school in Feb to get another degree that might lead to a decent job. Still living in the basement, but paying some rent.
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Hey giselly, I got my own room in Mom and Dad's house but I'm paying some rent too. I'm going back to school in 2 years to get an Advanced degree.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:13 AM   #7
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Congratulations, what an awesome accomplishment!!!
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:52 AM   #8
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That is so great!
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Old 02-06-2010, 03:54 AM   #9
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Congratulations! Keep it up. I noticed we are of similiar size. When you talk about being over weight do you get the phrase "your tall, you can carry it" Maybe so, but I don't want to...your are so right about how hard things are when carrying extra weight. I found it hard to breath when I bent over (at 270). I have really noticed a difference in how I feel since loosing some.
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Great job, try holding a 30 pound weight, and imagine that you were that much heavier than you are now. Great job!
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what a story! glad to hear that things are looking better for you. keep it up!!
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Congrats!!!
Good luck I'm rooting for you

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