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June 2020. Divorce was final 3 months ago and am down over 50 pounds since separating back in October 2019. Am now at the lowest weight I’ve been in 15 years and feeling great thanks to Keto.

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June 1992 - 150 lbs, 20% Body fat - Would love to be that size again

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I’m here because nothing I’ve done to get this weight off has been sustainable.
I was a skinny hyperactive kid, so since I couldn’t sit still I was practically skin and bones. I was put on Ritalin which I stayed on until 9th grade, I decided I didn’t like how it made me feel anymore. Sad thing is my dr had been saying I needed to lose weight but yet he was prescribing these pills that hindered my activity. In high school I got active, was in marching band and swim team, I love swimming! I miss it. My bff and I used to ride our bikes everywhere, we didn’t need cars. After hs I started jogging, I was addicted to runners high, I would be out for over an hour and come home soaked!!
Later that year I had a fall, landed on my back, it wasn’t broken but severely swollen and tender, took about a year until it was back to normal, lucky for me I had been in the best shape of my life up to that point so that helped with my recovery.
During that year I met my ex, 10 years of ups and downs, fights and makeups, drugs and drinking, I slowly put on an average of 10 pounds per year.
Just after we finally broke up as I’m dealing with that heartache, I find out my dad is dying of cancer. Then 6 months later I’m turning 30 and my gramma died. Not a great year for me.
I try dating but I’m too depressed, guys are asses, I get sad and eat, blah blah blah another 5 years goes by and I’ve gained another 50 pounds.
In all these years I’ve tried Atkins, weight watchers, going to the gym/working with a trainer, optifast, metabolite, fen fen, gi, I have some success but gain more back.
It wasn’t until about 10 years ago I went to a local pagan informational meetup group, trying to meet people, I was questioning my spirituality. I met these people there that felt like family, some of my favorite people ever now, I can’t imagine my life without them. I did some inner work, healing my inner demons, looking at why I was depressed, got over some things that were holding me back, started coming out of my shell. I realized I had to be happy with me regardless of my weight, which took time.
I had a health crisis in 2013. I hemorrhaged, the drs thought I had a fibroid, turns out it wasn’t, but I literally almost bled to death. Lucky for me I went to the ER when I did and that they were able to stop the bleeding. I came out of the hospital a week later with a new lease on life. My hospital ob/gyn recommended I go on an anti estrogenic diet, cut out gmos, chemicals, white rice and white bread, even switching out all my products to healthier options, I wrote about this before on another blog post, but I was so happy to be alive and the more research I did the more I realized how bad everything is. So that year I lost about 60 pounds, I got down to 295.
I had to go back and open old wounds and find closure to the situation with my ex, until that was done I wouldn’t be able to move forward.
That was hard but I did it... I processed it, I cried a lot, and I forgave him and let it go.
Life happens, I met my now ex-my husband after we got married in 2017 we moved to Reno, Nevada. From the time I met my husband til we split in October 2019 now I gained 40 pounds, we were together 4 years.

Due to stress and anxiety over the split I didn’t feel like eating and started losing weight and it just kept coming off. I moved back to San Diego in December, I started a new job in January, was furloughed in March, got no unemployment in April, back to work as an insurance agent in May, met an amazing new guy in June and now its July... My birthday is in 10 days and I feel great, I’ve lost 55 pounds, I have an amazing support system through everything I’ve been through and am looking forward to taking the rest of the weight off between now and my goal of a March 2021.

Member Since: 1/25/2006

Fitness Minutes: 11,855

My Goals:
Choose healthier options. Bring my lunch to work. Cut out the fast food quick fix dinners and make dinner at home every night, its not so bad if we alternate cooking duties.
Move. Walk at lunch. Longer walks with the dog. Get moving on the weekend.

My Program:
1. Keto friendly; not processed foods that contain soy or gmo's.
2. Extend my walks with the dog to 3x/day at least 15-30 minutes.
3. Go to the gym to do elliptical &/or treadmill minimum 30 minutes/day 3 days/wk.
4. Stength training circuit 2 days/wk
5. Meditate minimum 30 mins each night.

Personal Information:
I was Born and raised in San Diego County. I don't really get out much and enjoy it though, but I'm going to change that.
I have overcome some health issues that caused me to be a homebody, I'm making it my goal to get out and get active at least one day each weekend, either going to a museum, going to the park, going to visit friends, something that keeps me active and not home where I'll want to sit and eat. *cant especially do all these things right now because of Covid but once I’ve reached my goal weight things should be better.

Other Information:
In June 2013 I had a life and death scare. It turned out I have a fibroid. I hemorrhaged, literally almost hemorrhaged to death. I was thinking at first that it was just a heavy cycle, it kept going, and after 2 weeks it had not let up, I began to get weak, after 3 weeks I started to lose my strength and color. When I finally went to the doctor my red blood cell count was in the 3''s. I was quickly admitted to the hospital where i was immediately hooked up to a heart monitor and given blood transfusions. I was given a total of 8 transfusions in the next couple of days, the doctor was stumped at how to stop the bleeding, and I was way too weak for surgery otherwise I would have had a hysterectomy. I was finally given an extreme dose of estrogen, which somehow actually worked to get my body to stop bleeding. It also caused me to gain about 35 pounds which made me so overweight I could only fit into my most generous elastic waist pants.
After 6 days in the hospital I finally went home.

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  • v OOLALA53
    Hi from the San Diego team! You have QUITE a story, God love ya! There are just a few of us active on the team, but it sure would be nice if we could be a little tribe. I run a few other teams; for awhile was the only person posting on the SD team, so I backed off, but I'm ready get in the game. Some day it will be much safer to get together, and wouldn't that be a kick! I live in South Park; how about you? BTW, I did go to Balboa Park for a walk late afternoon last Wednesday. There were few enough people, and most with masks, that it felt risk-worthy. Weird that so much was shut up, but the familiarity was still comforting.

    Hang in there with your plan, or whatever adjustments you discover along the way. I've been at mine for over 10 years and have lost more in the last few years because as I age, my priorities change and so have my food choices. That I assume would have happened even if I had never been heavy.

    Hope to see you on the team! Here's the daily chat thread, if you're willing to copy and paste.
    20 days ago
  • v WILDKAT781
    see you were here in January, hope you come back!
    340 days ago
  • v TURTLE69
    Happy Belated Birthday! emoticon
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    Happy Belated Birthday!! emoticon
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