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

Didi M

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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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Hi Didi and welcome, i would have said hello earlier but I've been away on leave :)

Didi M

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

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