Join Julie and I as we document the next season of our journey.
A little background about me.
Grew up in a very conservative family. Money was limited, and chores were abundant.
We had a garden and did tons of canning and freezing.
Church and faith were very important, (Still are!!!)
I left home the same day I graduated High School to start working.
Met my husband, completed two years of college, and started a family.
Three kids. Oldest two are now in college, and the youngest is a senior in High School.
Each pregnancy I used the 'eating for two excuse' and gained weight (and didn't lose it after the child was born).
When my last child was born I weighed 275 lbs.
Over the next 15 years I tried multiple ways to lose weight
Weight Watchers (3 times)
500 calorie a day eating.
Dexatrim and other weight loss pills
My husband was diagnosed with melanoma in Sept 2009. I was working full time and we were going for treatment (1 1/2 hour drive each way) every day of the week. I ate to stay awake. AND it wasn't healthy food that I ate!! (My husband is still in remission!)
December 2009 I weighed in at 258 lbs, and this is where I start the 'official' weight loss journey.
In June 2010 I decided that gastric bypass surgery was my last option. I went to a class and started the six month weigh ins with my family doctor. After the I jumped through all the hoops, did all the lab work, proved I could lose some weight. I met with the surgeon and I weighed in at 220. She told me I had to stop losing on my own or my insurance company wouldn't pay for the surgery. LIGHT BULB moment!!! I can do this on my own!! I told them I was not longer interested in surgery.
That started my final SLOW weight loss journey. For weigh ins you can check my personal blog debsdailylife. There have been ups and down, and stand still months.
Join us as we fight this fight together!