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Hey there everyone. I'm Gabby, sister Bertha's northern cousin. I'm going to be taking your questions now. I hope I can be of help to all you amazing readers, so please don't hesitate to let me know what is bothering you.

Now keep sendin' in those letters to me at and make sure you mark it Attention: Dear Gabby.

This months letter....

Dear Gabby

I have been trying to lose weight for years, but it seems for every pound i lose, i gain 5 more! I am a little over 500 lbs, and it is hard to excercise. My biggest problem is that i work in a chocolate shop, and it is very hard to keep from eating the chocolate. And in my house, my daughter likes to hide in this one little cubbyhole in her playhouse, and she never comes out on her own. When i tried to get her today, i got wedged in the hole! How can i keep this from happening?

Your friend,
Sadly Super Size Sara

Gabby's Response...

Hey Super Sara (my new name for you)

I can totally relate to what you are saying. I've been there myself and if we are being honest I'm still there.

I work in a bakery as well as doing these letters and let me tell you there are days when the cookies and muffins have arms and legs because they seem to climb out of their baskets and launch themselves at me, all the while screaming "EAT ME! EAT ME!". The only way to not eat the profits, short of quitting your job, is to try to get your head, heart and intentions all on the same page. Chocolate and goodies like that are poison to you if, like me, you have an addiction to these things.

The WILL has to be stronger than the WANT!

Get yourself an exercise DVD that is designed for people with limited mobility. These DVDs will show you the how's and what's. When you see what you can actually do yourself hopefully you will be motivated to keep doing it.

As for the cubby-hole incident, I see 2 options:

  1. Make the cubby-hole bigger to accommodate you; or
  2. Block it off somehow so nothing gets in (make sure your daughter isn't in there first though!)

I hope these words help in some way. Just try to stay motivated and most of all positive for you and your daughter. You have the strength in you to do this.

Take care and let me know how you are doing!!

Love, Gabby

Disclaimer: This advice is for fun and entertainment purposes only. It should not replace the advice of a qualified professional.

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