Couple loses more than 500 lbs

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Couple loses more than 500 lbs
Mon, 10-14-2013 - 9:20am

Imagine going to the emergency room for serious symptoms and being told the machine needed to help diagnose you can't handle your weight. That is exactly what happened to Justin Shelton. At that point he realized he needed to make some drastic changes in his life. He and his wife made a decision to make changes together and after 19 months, they had lost more than 500 lbs. Read their story here: Couple loses 538 lbs after medical emergency

Your thoughts?


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Registered: 09-02-2008
Tue, 10-22-2013 - 11:23am

If my husband would diet with me then I think I would have an easier time of it. He has no intention of losing weight and isn't supportive of my weight loss efforts.

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Registered: 07-13-2001
Wed, 10-23-2013 - 3:12pm

It would be easier if my husband (or my whole family, actually) could diet along with me -- they don't really need to lose weight though, so I'm on my own.  I am lucky that they're supportive of my efforts though.  I know what a blessing that is because I've heard from so many who don't have that support.

I'm sorry your dh isn't ready to support your efforts or join in yet.  Maybe when he sees you succeeding, he'll feel more motivated? 

((((HUGS)))) - Karen



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Registered: 10-23-2013
Fri, 10-25-2013 - 9:01am
I loved this story. :-)