Hi all! I am a new kid on the block....

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  1. Didi M

    Didi M Full Member

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    :wave_cry: My name is Didi and i live in Western New York. I was born in New Orleans and raised there until about 10 yo, then became a Texan. I was thin and even won a few Texas Beauty Pageants (a Tex-Anne's equivalent to football, LOL.) Joined the Navy and served my country in Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf.
    After the Navy, well life happened; life out of my control and I went from running and health to anger. Along with anger came rebellion and I decided I would everything I wasn't supposed to do as a good Southern Lady. Apparently, that included eating everything in sight that was unhealthy and made me feel safe, secure and less alone.
    15 years later I am a whopping 100+ pounds overweight! You may ask how I didn't notice it. Well, I really didn't. The depression and seclusion I created around me served to keep me in denial. :flirt2:
    Well, finally I am coming out of my shell. The past 2 years have been a whirlwind. The storm is settling now and this is MY turn. :eek: I am hypothyroid, have rheumatoid, and a breathing issue from combat service. :confused: I have been told by one doc to lose weight and another that I cannot! One doc seems to want me to have all illnesses associated with obesity and actually seems astonished or bummed when my labs come back better than hers!:eek: I am essentially a fat woman that overall is healthy and I am blessed and thankful for that. At 40 however, I know that won't last forever and it is my time to take control. I have decided to stop doing EVERYTHING for everyone else in my family and do something for ME! Yet, I still feel selfish! Aghhhhhhh! :cool:
    I started Dukan yesterday and lost 2+pounds of water so far. So far this diet seems to suit me well. I will keep ya posted through my Diary. If there is anything I can help with I will respond. I hope you will do likewise. This battle is rough - not just the food restriction....
     
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    Kernow Jo Each step closer!

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    I wanted to wish you well on your weight loss journey. It sounds like you have made that commitment to yourself to take control of your weight issue and that is a great start. If you really want to do this then you will succeed. I am now down 117 lbs and have had to work hard to get this far. People use to wish me luck and it didn't take me long to realise that luck had nothing to do with it and it was only me and sheer determination that could make a difference.

    You have made a good start so stick with it even through the tough times and you too can succeed. Jo x
     
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    Hi Didi and welcome, i would have said hello earlier but I've been away on leave :)
     
  5. Didi M

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    Seven pounds gone and COUNTING! Check out my new signature!
     
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    Morning Didi, well done love
     
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