By Nancy Makin
A relocating, humorous, tongue-in-cheek, and lethal critical tale approximately how one lady misplaced and located herself by way of logging on. Nancy Makin weighed an impressive 703 kilos in might 2000. She was once forty-five years previous and suffered from diabetes and different obesity-related maladies. thank you in equivalent elements to disgrace and logistics, she'd been homebound for a dozen years. yet all that modified after a present from her sister: a working laptop or computer. A technophobe, Nancy overlooked it for months, until eventually ultimately boredom and interest driven her into our on-line world. And there, in a political chat room, she chanced on the friendliness, the relationship, the acceptance she'd been lacking for thus lengthy. not anyone flinched whilst Nancy spoke up; humans taken care of her with an identical admire accorded to anyone else. thank you in great part to those new emotional connections, Nancy's lifestyles used to be reworked. She no particular diet plan; no capsules, potions or ab-crunching workouts performed a component. there has been no silver bullet, no magical, elusive ingredient-and but this present day Nancy has misplaced greater than 530 kilos. Nancy's story is one in every of redemption, a narrative of reevaluating her worthy and insisting she had worth just because she used to be human. it is going to exhibit a becoming the USA that there's desire, there is continually hope... in case you think!
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Oooooh, Eeeee, Ah, shucks. I wouldn’t trade you for a million bucks . . FOREWORD My Son’s Perspective I enter the first set of doors at the building and give a courtesy buzz to the person I am visiting, then scan in with the lone key card issued to residents. The occupant I am coming to see doesn’t need hers; she hasn’t as long as she’s lived here. I stand in the lobby waiting for the elevator, fielding various questions from the elderly residents congregated nearby. I enter the elevator and on my way to the seventh floor read the notices regarding the upcoming potluck dinner, the next feature film to be shown on movie night and the obituary notices of those tenants who’ve died this week.
They always did. I’d squat to pick one up, place it on my forearm for further inspection and marvel at the slug’s rhythmic movement. I had use of a giant old Schwinn, long past its prime, in a rust and white color combination, with balloon tires and coaster brakes. I flew aloft its bulbous wheels down the incline of Kinnear Place with abandon. Gordon Capretto and Rusty Hokanson were my best friends, at least that’s the way I felt about them; depending on the boys’ mood, I was either a pest or a guide to new discoveries.
After breakfast, we all put on coats and were taken outside. There were several out buildings on the property, some holding farm equipment, another for the goats, which were kept for their milk; a few hogs that were raised as meat for the visitors were held in the next shed to this, and a small building on the end stored the wood for fueling stove and furnace alike. Next to this building was an enormous pile of split wood that the boys had chopped. Two bigger girls stood near the pile to expedite and all the others stood in a line.
703: How I Lost More Than a Quarter Ton and Gained a Life by Nancy Makin