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I started life as a preemie. I was born early and am told that I looked like a puppy...uh..I mean I was the size of a puppy.
I was one of those people you just have to dislike because I could eat anything and everything and never gain a pound.
I thought that it was wonderful and that it would last forever. How foolish was that?
After moving away from my parents home, I stayed busy by partying my butt off. Everything was to excess. I found my comedic side about the same I left home. From very shy teen to woman with BIG mouth and questionable virtue almost overnight? Unbelievable...but oh so true!
I moved to La Crosse, WI and a year later to Minneapolis, Minnesota. USA where I would stay and live for 20 plus years. Early on I became a nurse and did stand up comedy every weekend I had free. Along with the extra income and less free time, I found my poor diet catching up to me. I saw something for the first time in my life. Extra weight. I was always so active. How could this be happening?
I discovered the cure?? This is what I really believed. I started on the Atkins diet and lost all of the extrta pounds. I would go on/off this diet for almost ten years. Each time getting heavier. I became less and less motivated to walk for hours like I had my whole life.
Final straw? Just about to turn 40, I met a man on an online dating site. We met and boom.... I got married in 2005. Just eight months after we met.
My weight was in a good place and life was good until after I said " I do". Without offering details and tears it proved to be a very volatile marriage and I walked away from Atkins and started a climb of weight that would become so hazardous to my health.
Six years later and I'm now a total couch potatoe because the weight hurts so much. I have diabetes type 2 and hyperlipidemia. A recent needed angiogram showed no coronary artery disease.
I do get the mail and can get groceries. But I have to sit down a lot. I run out of air quick. I am so inactive right now and pretty much house bound.
So, Here I am. Married six years and my current weight is 356. I'm 5"10 so it helps.....yeah helps me to look tall and fat !
I'm on a journey to to find myself in here somwhere and become healthy. Where the marriage goes after that? We'll see. But I know that I've changed so much since that " I do". Now it's all about me and finding good health and maybe my own life away from Calvin.
My surgery is scheduled for Nov. 16, 2011. I'm so nervous and excited. I'm ready to move on with my new life and just be happy for me.
(Surgery was postponed by me. Just didn't feel ready. Had surgery on January 24th 2012)