Hi there. I was on this site over three years ago! time sure flies! I has to postpone having surgery because of a slipped disc in my neck that was damaging nerves on the right side of my body. I ended having surgury to have the disc removed and now have a metal plate and screws in my neck. I have some numbness from the nerve damage but fully functional on my right side. THANK YOU GOD!!
Now I am back on this journey, met my goal weight and scheduled to have surgery on 10/29/12.

August 10th 2008
MY story.....Well, to date, I weigh more then I have ever weighed in my life.  Over the last ten years, I have progressively gained more weight each year. Like most of us, I have tried every diet known to man with temporary success losing some weight, but not all of it, then gain it all back again. Sound familiar?
When it comes to social activity and good food vs diet...the diet loses everytime..  Water or Mojito? (Mojito) Celery Sticks or Nachos? (Nachos), HELP!!!! 

 I was a little chubby as a kid, but somehow managed to slender down in high school all the way through to my late 20's. I was never skinny, but stayed around 130 give to take a few pounds. Of course, I was a lot more active.
After 30, forget it!....Everytime I lost, I gained back more..The heavier I became,the less active I wanted to be.Then depression set in...NOW, I find myself turning down invitations because I don't want to take my BIG self out there for people to see how out of control I have become with this problem. (right or wrong...it's true).  I have wonderful friends and they think I am becoming a bit anti-social at times.. Lucky for me they don't let me crawl too far into my shell. Sometimes I fear, I might get tired before everyone else or not be able to be as active as I would like to be, so I just dont do it.. Which brings me to the here and now.  I NEED/WANT to stop the madness and do something about it. So here I am looking for people that have been through or are going through the same thing I am. People that understand, it's not about being lazy or just not trying hard enough.  It's about trying beat the demon inside that rules your choices when it comes to food.  I know I need to re-learn a lot of things and change my thinking..I hope that by changing my priorities will get me where I need to be.  No more lying to myself..one more bite does make a difference.......

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San Jose, CA
Surgery Date
Jul 27, 2008
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