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June 13, 2017

            In 2001 my husband and I drove to Jacksonville, Florida, to retrieve my mentally ill (schizo-affective disorder) sister from a crisis situation. It involved police and resulted in 2 ½ years of legal wrangling. Stress … you bet! I don't remember how much I weighed at that time; but, by 2007 I weighed 224 pounds. When I saw a photo of myself, I couldn't believe it! I was dumbfounded and disgusted. I had to do something.

            I read the Sugar Busters book like an academic and made myself a diagram so I could understand their theory. I slowly lost weight until I weighed 170 pounds. I felt such an empowerment and my confidence was reinstated. I did make an important discovery, too - I am addicted to sugar. My weight now fluct...

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