Losing to live

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

And she had been down the dieting road before with little success, even tried Weight Watchers for a time.

“I would start out hot and heavy but I didn’t keep to it,” Keeler said. “It is easy to fall off the wagon. This is hard.

“But this time I needed to get off the 300 mark.”

Her diet was dramatic. She counted calories and began to restrict herself to 700 a day.

She eliminated the bread she loved so much, the pasta, the rolls – the carbohydrates that so easily turn to fat.

“I concentrated on eating meat and fruits and vegetables,” Keeler said.

The first four months, she said, were hard.

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