IN IT! TO LIVE IT!
Hi, I'm Mindy and I'm 52 yrs. old. I'm married with 2 grown children and 5 grandbabes. I have been morbidly obese for more then most of my life. At age 40 I weighed in at 464#. On my 40th birthday I put my feet on the floor and vowed to lose the weight. Within 15 months I weighed in at 276#. I went on to lose another 11#, over a few months, for my lowest weight 265#. AMAZING! right? Nope! I did it for all the wrong reasons. My way of thinking about food went from one extreme to the other. Before the weight loss it was all about food, and during the weight loss I deprived and pushed myself to the point of having mini blackouts. I was going to the gym at 6:30am, working until 3:30pm, going to the gym at 4pm, walking 3 miles/day and drinking approx. 2 gal. water/day. Along with that, I started smoking and drinking. At one point I plateaued and I took laxitives. I literally thought at one point I was going to stroke or have a heart attack while having a BM. (I don't mean to offend anyone by the last statement. I'm just being very honest and open.) After losing the weight I looked pretty good for a large frame gal at 5'10". Through all of that the weight loss was not a success. I kept the weight off for about 4 years and then gained it back over the next 6. Now I'm over 50 and I can literally feel myself dying. Walking is a task, lethargy, on and on. All the things the Drs. tell you will happen but you just don't get it.
While at home in Indiana for Christmas my sister asked me to join her in losing weight. We are supporting each other across the miles, she in Indiana and me in Connecticut.
We are big girls from Indiana goin' for it! Follow our journey and progress under Dr. Phil's team forum, Share Progress. (mindyhhh and Tonice Kaye)
Tonice, Ted and Mindy
FUN FACT: My sister and I both love dogs. She has 2 boys, Mongo/English Mastiff and Henry/Yellow Lab. I have 4 girls, Shelby/Chow-Golden, Sedona/Corgi-Yellow Lab, Sandy/Bearded Collie and Lucy Mae the Hillbilly Bichon. (Henry's picture will be added later.)
Lucy Mae, Sedona & Shelby
We are IN IT! TO LIVE IT!
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