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I am 30 years old and have struggled with my weight my entire life. When I asked my mom how old I was when I started getting a weight problem, she said I was about 6. At 6 years old I was a chubby little girl. I remember playing t-ball when I was about that age, maybe a little older, and my uniform pants had to be made because they didn't go up to a size that fit me. So my journey of being a struggling chubby girl began. All through elementary school (we didn't have a middle school) until 7th grade, I remember wearing stretchy clothes. It was probably hard to find clothes to fit me. In eighth grade, I remember wearing a size 18 pants. The next couple of years, I decided that I needed to lose weight so I started not eating and throwing up when I ate. I got down to a size 8 by the time I was about 15 or 16 years old. It wasn't too long after that when I started regaining my weight. By the time I was a senior in high school, I was back up to a size 20. In college, my weight ballooned to 277. Then I decided to try the Atkin's diet to lose. I did lose about 75 lbs, but that too was short lived. I began gaining my weight back, but got engaged along the way. Upon my engagement, I began taking Phentermine to lose the weight back down to 220 or so. After the wedding, I began gaining weight yet again. Upon moving from Wyoming to Virginia, I began having pain throughout my body and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in September 2008. In the meantime I was gaining weight. I not only was gaining weight, but I was bedridden for a month and half in the summer of 2009. The fibromyalgia doesn't allow me to do any form of exercise. Because of this and the fact that I love to eat, I ballooned to my highest weight of 359. I am ready to take back control of my life. I am ready to take this step to find the person inside of me that I always wanted to be. I am ready for a change and the change begins 5/3/10.