|Start Weight:||(21 Apr 08) 210.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(22 Feb 10) 200.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||145.0 lb|
following: girlygirlatheart's own diet
I have struggled with my weight all my life. I was an overweight child, and teenager. What a joy that was...
I had lost and gained weight over the years, but when i was 17 i hit my highest, weighing a whopping 283 pounds. My family doctor, who knew me for years, said I was a his only female 'young-adult' patient who qualified for gastric bypass or the lap-band surgery. I was either going to have the surgery, change drastically, or end up like my mom- who is obese and has every co-morbidity you can think of. In Feb 09, my mom underwent gastric bypass surgery. She is doing much better and I look forward to seeing her get back to a healthy weight.
And so, I find myself.... here.
Over the past two and a half years, I lost 120 pounds. Its been an on-and-off process.
When i joined FS last april, I was still in the 200's. You guys have helped me lose almost 50 pounds! :]
My goal is to be comfortable in my own skin. I want this more than anything, and I am willing to work and EARN it!
My biggest problem area is my stomach. My biggest diet problem is binge eating, and having cravings for sweet and salty things. I dont know the meaning of the word 'moderation' and still struggle with it when it come to sweets, even after two years of practicing, but I am getting better every day!
Weight loss aside, I turned 20 in December of 08. With all the weight coming off, and turning 20, I feel like a woman. A strong, confidant, healthy, curvy woman! Yeahya!
And I am engaged to a wonderful man. He makes me very, very happy, and has been the biggest inspiration in my life. I couldnt ask for a better best friend to help me through this time in my life.
We dont have an exact wedding day picked out, yet. Mainly because we want to save up for a huge wedding. We have extended family all over the place, and want them all to be there.
Add me to your buddies! and talk to me! i love hearing from all you wonderful, positive, inspirational people :D