|Start Weight:||(28 Aug 11) 221.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(25 Apr 13) 185.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||154.0 lb|
following: Di Happy's own diet
performance: losing 3.5 lb a week
I am 47 years old, married, mother of one daughter 26 and have the cutest chocolate Labrador called Ozzy.
I live in the UK and work as a prosthetic silicone technician. Basically I colour match and hand sculpt the most life-like prosthetic limbs money can buy. I visit and see people from all over the world and have the joy of renewing their sense of self. I love what I do.
I have had a weight problem all my life. Growing up I gained 15lbs a year, every year. As a teenager I was covered in acne and fat! Character building I think they call it. Apart from a brief spell in my early 20’s when I ‘starved’ myself to weigh 155lbs I have been big all my life, ending up at 275lbs a few years ago and I was miserable.
Each birthday, anniversary or Christmas when asked by hubby what I’d like I would reply “a gastric by-pass please” He explained that he was terrified of loosing me on the operating table and worried about being lonely in his old age if I stayed as I was. How could I do this to the man I love. I want to spend as many years as I can with him (he is 13 yrs younger than me and gorgeous!)
I work with people who have lost limbs, multiple in some instances. Their lives have been irrecoverably changed, turned upside down and made so very complicated, difficult and painful, none of which was their fault.....Here I was, looking for some quick fix, taking the surgical route to fix my lack of discipline and overindulgence. The penny finally dropped ....DO SOMETHING...BECAUSE YOU CAN!!! I was lucky, I HAVE a choice!!
So some time ago I started my weight loss journey at 275lbs. I joined FS at 221lbs to see me to the end of my journey 160lbs and beyond.
I will never forget how lucky I am.