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Passing another big life highlight---I will be 40 this coming Sunday!

Jun 03, 2008 - 0 comments
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On June 8th, I will be a 40 year old mother of three teenage girls and I'm overweight!  I'm 5'11" and I currently weight 207 pounds.  I've been slim all my life, except during and after pregnancy.  But I would always get right on the situation and i would eventually get the weight off.  5 years ago, my doctor started me on many, many anti-depressants.  None of them worked because i was miss diagnosed.  Turns out, I am bi-polar and all the meds were slowly putting the weight on.  So here I am----5 years later, almost 40 and overweight but I am sooooo ready and determined to do something about it.  I started back on low carb/Atkins and I'm doing pretty good so far.  I was about 213 pounds when I started 3 weeks ago and I've dropped 6 pounds---it's not much, but it's a start!  I made an appointment to see a diet physician June 10th for a full diet work-up and to start on the B12 shots and phentermine.  I plan to continue the low carb plan while I'm seeing the physican.  Complex carbs seem to trigger my overeating and just drag me down, so I feel it's probably best to leave them alone.  I also feel a lot better sticking with meat and green veggies.  I am determined to rejoin the YMCA again.  I used to enjoy it, but now I'm feeling nervous about being the "fat" girl at the gym.  I think i'm going to give it one more month to drop a few more pounds and to get my scaredy cat nerve back up!  I'm looking forward to reading what everyone else is doing.  

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