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Day 1 - Meal planning 
Jan. 9, 2012 3:42 am 
Updated: Jan. 12, 2012 4:52 am
I was eating a bunch of deadly foods tonight and just decided to take control of my life. I thought "why not eat delicious meals and not die?" I have tons of cookbooks and they will come in handy, but I needed something now, something that would help with calorie counting and the like. I am a 6'3" diabetic, morbidly obese (500 pounds), and in a wheelchair (lost a leg already and that has me 'all in').

I don't know if this first week of meals is a great choice or not, it was something I did while scared as hell, back against the wall and all the clich├ęs for being where I am that are applicable. 

So, Hello, I am Keeme. I am fat and AWESOME. I want to be thin and AWESOME. I could use all the encouragement there is to give. We all know how these bouts of fear last only so long before them #1's on the outdoor menus start to call out for us. I wish myself luck and I hope I am not a memory for my family a few years from now. I want to be creating memories for years to come, I think I am in the right place to start that journey. 

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Jan. 9, 2012 5:38 am
Wishing you all the best on your journey to become a healthier you!!
Jan. 9, 2012 6:28 am
Have faith in yourself. You can do it.
Jan. 9, 2012 6:47 am
You should come into the Buzz, too! There are a number of people who are looking to eat better. Good luck!
Jan. 9, 2012 7:20 am
Welcome, Keeme. That's a very moving introduction. You're off to a good start, by coming to a place, a community, populated with the most supportive, helpful and knowledgeable people on the planet. Keep blogging, ask for help here and on the Recipe Buzz, and watch what happens. Believe!
Jan. 9, 2012 7:25 am
If you feel you can, blog your meal plans and ask for input as to how to reduce the calories/fat etc. from some of your favorites. I have found that there is such a wealth of experience doing just that here with the AR members, they can probably get you off to an even faster, better start. Take it one day a time, one meal at a time, one hour at a time, whatever does not overwhelm you. Welcome
Aunt Lori 
Jan. 9, 2012 7:41 am
Keeme, good luck with your resolution. Its not easy to overcome a setback like loosing a leg, but with time, the right foods, best friends, and lots of exercise you will get there. Keep in touch.
Jan. 9, 2012 8:49 am
I wish you all the best on your journey to better health and a long life. Stop in at the Buzz (tab at the top) and ask for recipes and for help. You will find a ton of support here. You have taken the first very important step. Keep blogging and let us know how you are doing.
Jan. 9, 2012 8:51 am
I just looked at your photos in your profile and saw the caption of the delivery menus on your refrigerator. What are your favorite foods? Maybe we can help you come up with a healthy alternative.
Jan. 9, 2012 9:05 am
Best of luck! You can do it!
Jan. 9, 2012 10:47 am
Keeme... You are in the right place for support and recipes! We got tons of heart and consider this site as a part of your community of support! Just keep blogging! I'm here!
Jan. 9, 2012 2:17 pm
You can do it! Welcome to AR, a place where you will find many helpful and supportive people. As others have said above, go to the Buzz and ask questions. There are many that are all too willing to help you come up with healthy alternatives. Best of luck!!
Jan. 9, 2012 7:57 pm
Well I can only repeat what others have already stated, so I'll just wish you the best of luck and you know where to come for support. By the way, some of us are not necessarily counting calories or fat grams, but making healthier choices and focusing on what we are NOT eating. So when you have a healthy meal, give yourself a big pat on the back for not eating a fast food meal.
Jan. 10, 2012 6:17 am
Best of luck, Keeme. I don't know where you are, but in my state (Virginia) there is a free program that helps teach people how to plan meals, eat healthfully on a budget, shop smart, and plan for exercise (hey arms are a good start- as long as you have a Doctor's okay, any movement you do is better than sitting still). The catch for this program is that it is only for people who have a hard time making ends meet. I don't know your situation, but if you are disabled (on SSI) then you probably qualify. Oh, and they will come to your home to work with you. This program is federally funded- it's in all 50 states. It's called the SNAP-Education program. Here is the link to all the state programs so that IF this appeals to you, you can find one where you are:

Hope you don't think I am being obnoxious by offering info- it sounds like you could use the support on your journey. Be blessed! :)
Jan. 10, 2012 7:18 am
my husband in almost in the same boat with you, I have never posted things like this but you really got me, I will be praying for you. I don't know if you are a christian but I am and I have seen 1st hand how God delivers us.I you are interested in talking more my husband and I are hear for you.
Jan. 10, 2012 10:03 am
Holy cow Dude, you got your work cut out for ya, good luck!!!!
Jan. 12, 2012 4:52 am
my neighbor's mom makes $67/hr on the computer. She has been out of a job for 8 months but last month her paycheck was $7113 just working on the computer for a few hours. Here's the site to read more...
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