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What you see today is not all that I am. I am more than a number on a scale. However, for too long I have not taken good care of myself, and now I'm paying for it with health issues. I need to lose 67 more pounds and I know that I am now in a place in my life where I can do it and keep it off.

Hi. My name is Susan and I live in northeast Florida. I'm 41 years old. I'm married and have 3 sons over the age of 18 and an 18 year-old step-daughter.

I'm sorry that we're all here, but I love that we're all in this together. :)

Member Since: 12/28/2011

My Goals:
I need to lose 70 lbs. Two years ago, I was up to 263. I'm now at 222 as of 12/28/11. 70 more to lose, and then I'll be at my goal weight of 152. I haven't weighed that in 13 years. I'm 5'7" and have a large bone structure. Wish me luck! I want to get off my blood pressure med and not hurt so much. I suffer daily from arthritis and back, neck, shoulder, hip and knee problems. Some days I hurt everywhere, and I know I'll feel better when my poor body doesn't have to carry this extra weight.

My Program:
I used to use the treadmill daily, do cardio DVD's, lift weights, and do other things. At this point, my doctor has advised me not to do anything because I could make my injuries worse. So for now, I'm restricting my calories to between 1200-1500 a day, and following the other guidelines for fat grams, etc. I walk with a cane, and on days I don't hurt too bad, I walk around my yard.

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I had my first son when I was 19 years old, and my twins sons when I was 22. It was a lot to handle, but I thought that it wasn't so bad, because they'd all be 18 by the time I was 40, and then I'd still be young and could start a wonderful new chapter in my life. Now, my body is broken because I didn't take care of myself all those years when I was taking care of everyone else. I want to find myself again. I want to be healthy enough to have fun and do things with my gorgeous and wonderful husband.

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