My weight loss journey...

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Kate image Hope TatooI've lost 11 pounds!  I know its not much, but I'm finally in the double digits!  I am 3 months into a 6 month doctor supervised weight loss program.  My insurance requires this program prior to weight loss surgery.  So I've been pretty good, making different choices.  It's difficult for me sometimes, since I rely so heavily on food for my emotions.  If I have a good day, I tend to celebrate with food.  If I have a bad day, I tend to comfort myself with food.  So I'm coming up with new ways to handle things and developing new habits.  For example, I'm walking 2 miles a day, 5 days a week (I actually started parking a mile away from my office, just so I'm forced to walk).  Instead of going to the vending machine at work, I keep healthier snacks in my drawer.  The other day, my son wanted fast food, so I took him through the drive thru and bought myself a diet cherry coke and cooked myself dinner at home.  It was not the ice cream sundae that I wanted, but I am better off for it! I must transform myself to improve my health and set a better example for my son!  I want to be around for him as long as I can be.  In order to do that, I must take control of my health in every way I can.  The easiest way to do that, is to take my meds as prescribed and lose weight to improve my overall health.  I'm great a taking the meds.  It's the weight, I have the issue with.  So I've begun my journey of weight loss and look forward to the future!




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Dear Katie,

Congratulations on your weight loss. It is hard work and requires dedication on your part. It is exciting to hear how you incorporated walking into you daily life. What a neat way to ensure you get your walking in. I have had weight loss surgery and it is a big commitment. It is by no way, an easy way out. It too, requires a commitment and determination to reach your goal. I have not done well on my plan since receiving my diagnosis in July 2010, but have decided to reach out and start on my plan once again. I have lots to live for. For you information, my new birthday is June 12th, 2008. I lost a total of 186 pounds. I am still happy to say I am still at over 120 pounds lost but have gained back from my lowest weight.

I understand wholeheartedly the struggle you go through with using food for both comfort and happiness. If you would like to chat, you can reach me at


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