Me on Film

Me before and then, now... and on going.

Me as a youngen'...

High School Pics...

Getting fatter...

And so it begins...

OK I'm putting myself out there so you can see what a journey this has been and is now. This was back in the 90's. I was very depressed as you can see...bla! It was horrible being this fat. I was 340 pounds. Turning gray and hating life. :(  

I finally began shutting my self up in my house. I went shopping with my daughter and had such an awful time walking. And while standing in line for the checkout I heard the (very thin) ladies behind me laughing and making fun of me. It was all I could do to choke down the tears.  I went home and didn't leave the house for 6 months. 

Til' one day I asked my husband to help me. I was tired of being fat and needed to do something to get out of this scary body. 

SO my husband walked me thru' my exercises. I was following the "Michael Thurman Six Week Body Makeover" Boy was it rigid. BUTT, it worked. it was fast and I could see results pretty fast. The first week I lost 14 pounds. Yep you heard me...14 pounds. I was pumped! So I proceeded to follow it faithfully. My daughter and my daughter-in-law and Niece were following it with me. It made it fun to see who could lose the most each week. 

Anyway...I started walking, my husband (David) and I would walk around the neighborhood together. I even bought me a pair of running shoes. YaY! hehe Long story short (if that's possible in weight loss) hehe I became diabetic. And when I told my Dr. the diet I was on he was thrilled. Little by little I got myself down to 265. Which is where I have been bouncing up and down for the last 10 years. 

Well, I finally said BAM...I'm going to do this. My David has since passed away so my support system is now my daughter, Joann. Now, I have decided to follow a more relaxed plan. I call it a plan because I don't want to diet anymore. I always cave. 

SO I am being "SMART" Low calories, low carbs, low fat's anything low. I just want to eat like a thin person does. SO my thinking is if I think like a thin person, I will lose and become a thin person.. Mind you I am not looking to be the next top model. Just around 145-160. I want to move without huffin and puffin' and eating the house down! haha 

SO I am putting recipes on this blog that I love and have helped me feel like I am eating normal and smart. Please leave your comments and let me know what your up against and see if we can help each other.

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