Losing to live

Janice Keeler

Janice Keeler works out at the gym religiously five days a week.

Tim Croft
Published: Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 11:28 AM.

Janice Keeler remembers the black blouse.

Keeler moved to Gulf County two years ago from Houston and in January 2012 she needed to renew her driver’s license.

She put one of her favorite black blouses and got in her car.

She could barely breathe.

“That blouse was so tight I had to unbutton the bottom few buttons so I could breathe,” Keeler said. “I decided right then I would go on a diet.”

Keeler was 130 or so pounds when she was a young adult and did not put on weight until after having her children and her marriage broke down.

She was tipping 300 pounds. As a diabetic, that weight brought additional issues.

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