Joined April 2008
Weight History

Start Weight
210.0 lb
Lost so far: 10.0 lb

Current Weight
200.0 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
145.0 lb
Still to go: 55.0 lb

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

girlygirlatheart's Weight History

girlygirlatheart's Latest Member Challenges

  10lb May Challenge!
status: Completed
ended: 29 May 09
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  Stop Eating Just Because You're Bored
status: Completed
ended: 25 May 09
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girlygirlatheart's Latest Posts

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I'm so proud of you Cyrilla! You know how to make it work, girl! thanks for posting this. It helps a whole lot
posted 19 Apr 2009, 00:20
That happens to me! Every time I eat junk food I crave more of it. Argh! Its always hard for me to go right back on track the next day. But the more you succeed the easier it gets. Really buckle down and stay on track, then everything will go smoothly again. Remember, dont let one bad day of eating choices turn into two!
posted 01 Mar 2009, 12:13
How has losing weight changed your life?
oh my gosh, you have no idea. I have lost 120 pounds now, and people treat me so much differently. But its how i feel that the real reward. I feel like i have a shot at life now. I know i have accomplished something great.
And I feel so much happier- more content with life itself, rather than comparing it to a daily chore or something.
Embracing happiness- Its the most amazing feeling in the world. To feel like you *deserve* to be happy. Because I have earned it.
I cant wait until i am just comfortable in my own skin- thats all I want.
And now that i have been through this whole thing, i have so much more compassion and empathy for those who struggle. But its worth it in every way. so worth the fight!
posted 19 Jan 2009, 12:12
Hi everyone, first day on fatsecret and just wanted to say hi :)
Very inspiring! i'm sure we've all had a moment of realization where it all just gets to us, but thats okay. You've made such an improvement already :] welcome to the site!
posted 25 Apr 2008, 02:00
> 50 lb. Wait Loss
This is such a great idea. We should do it lol
I have 52 pounds to go, and i have already lost 60, so like a lot of you, i have come a long way, but need the encouragement to keep on going strong.
posted 25 Apr 2008, 01:47
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