I wanted to make sure that the account was still alive. Seems that it is.
Remember the link I gave you:
After you have entered your email address, Gmail will ask you for the last password your have used and then will ask you where you wish to have the reset code sent to you.
A reset code will immediately be dispatched to you, on the next window you will be asked to enter the six digit reset code and you will gain access to your account. Check you sms or email for the code.
If you do not have a mobile number to receive a reset code, click on Try a different question, you should then be able to enter an alternate email address to get the code.
Truly, Mrs Owens, this only way and most simple way to recover an account that has been hacked.
There is no endless loop to this recovery method.