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December 2009 (about 155 pounds)

April 2008 (about 240 pounds and no sense of fashion at all!)

Here's a pre-2007 (damaged) photo of me at 288 pounds. I've come a long way since then!


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    WOW Abby !! U are doing an AMAZING JOB !! WOWZERS !!! CONGRATTERS !!! I HAD hit 174 back in 2012, but than I moved across the country to Colorado from Maine and it was with those I had considered to be family. They weren't by blood, but through the heart. The Mom , I love as a D,,,,she had recently before we moved had her ex move in with her and the 2 grands. Turned he is/was a COMPLETE JERK to the MAX and THAN SOME !! The ONLY thing he understood was to be abusive emotionally and at times physically, wll that was the kids. I had PROMISED myself I'd NEVER be in that situation AGAIN !! My step monster was sooo awful that the day he died,, I CELEBRATED !! :)

    While out there,,,, I got so scared to even leave my room for the most part. So yeah I'd grab QUICK things to eat, not the best choices. I NO longer wanted to go the grocery store with him,,, so the one I was able to get to was quite expensive,,, I could easily do that, but their choices were NOT good. I put on weight. Than after being home for a year I developed an ulcer which became infected into the bone. It took 2.5 years to recover fully. The way to do was to have my big toe amputated,,, believe me that IS FINE !! During most of that time I was not allowed to move hardly at all,, until I FREAKED OUT "I NEED to Exercise ! My weight has gone up 46 lbs !" So YEAH it's now going back down !! I am hoping around the 3rd week of Feb I WILL HIT the 100 MARK GONE ! WOOHOOO !!!

    TY for adding me as a friend,, I am now you also !! AGAIN CONGRATTERS !! IMPRESSIVE ! BUT !! We both know it is NOT Easy and it doesnt just come off. There are sooo many emotions and yes, no emotional feelings which HAVE to be overcome and that takes a very strong person,,, yes I see this in you !! Still we are along this journey for LIFE !
    112 days ago
    Thank you for adding me as a friend. I have done likewise. Congratulations on your weight loss. You look great! Keep up the great job. Spark people has certainly helped me also.

    231 days ago
    Congratulations on the success Abby absolutely an inspiration thank you for sharing your success
    231 days ago
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    Thank you for the compliment. Really nice to hear. Hope youre doing well today. Happy sparking!!!
    232 days ago
    Wow! What a success story you are!

    I love eating low carb. Sure, there are some things I miss, but so many delicious things I "couldn't" eat when trying to eat low fat. And my health is so much improved.

    Have fun combining low cost and low carb. It takes some effort, especially if you're not used to it, but oh, the things you can eat!
    233 days ago
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