Julie Meow

Start Weight:(07 Aug 11) 220.0 lb
Current Weight:(19 Aug 14) 219.0 lb
Goal Weight:145.0 lb
following: Julie Meow's own diet
performance: gaining 3.1 lb a week

I was always pretty fit, physically, till I got a computer in 1998. Then, with only eyeballs and fingertips moving for hours every day, I began yoyoing. In 2001 I was at a "lower" weight of about 145, which on my 5'10 frame was usually estimated at 120.

Then I got married, to a man 14 years older and 120 lb heavier than me. Instead of continuing the more active pursuits I enjoyed, I became more of a computer-chair potato, always waiting for him to feel well enough to join me in more active activities. So in 10 years I packed on 75 lb (and he gained 50).

In 2010 my husband had a brain tumor removed; from there it was a three year decline, till he died, April 17 2013. From April to September I did nothing but sit in the house moping, eat fats and carbs, and drink - beer, wine, liqueurs.

By the beginning of 2014 I weighed 230. They say there's no way through grief but THROUGH it, and everyone deals with it in their own way, at their own pace. It took me ten months (or three and a half years, depending on how you look at it), and I've come out the other side.

The picture is me at 220 lb, yesterday February 17 2014.

FatSecret member since: 07 Aug 11

Julie Meow's Weight History

Julie Meow's Latest Member Challenges

  Wanting to get and into One-derland and stay
status: Completed
ended: 09 Dec 13
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  Spring Slimdown - Can you lose 10 lbs in 6 weeks?
status: Completed
ended: 06 May 12
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Julie Meow's Buddies

last weighin: steady Steady
on diet Atkins
last weighin: gaining 2.9 lb a week Up
last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: gaining 1.3 lb a week Up

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Julie Meow's journal

09 August 2014

don't know what happened unless it's that the past couple weeks I'm getting out more, less sitting, more moving. I haven't been recording lately because ...
on diet Julie Meow's own diet  losing 0.7 lb a week

26 March 2014

little bit of expected seesawing after my fast, but the end result is I stopped gaining and my new "average" weight is 10lb lower than my previous "av ...
on diet Julie Meow's own diet  gaining 0.8 lb a week

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Julie Meow recorded a Weigh In at 219.0 lb.
Julie Meow recorded a Journal Entry and a Weigh In at 214.6 lb.
Julie Meow recorded a Weigh In at 218.4 lb.

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