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Hello friends! I am a happy wife and mother of a 7 year old. I have struggled with my weight my entire life.
I always remember being the biggest kid in class until I hit 7th grade. I played softball for many years and was never skinny, but I was never considered fat. I probably wore a 10 and 12 and was very happy. I never really was taught how to eat from my mother, McDonald's and Burger King were the staple of my diet. It did not effect me until after I graduated high school and was sedentary and I gained weight slowly and then lost it with the help of Jenny Craig! I was young and my body still liked me then. I was such a star student that I was hired as a consultant! That is sad when you know what to do, but you just don't do it! I then met my husband in 98 and we always celebrated with food and he never gained on ounce. I was at a healthy weight when we met and then ballooned to 248 in a couple years after the "baby" then I lost all my weight again... my body was still willing to work with me and I was back to 170. My worst memory was when I looked at my wedding pictures and my Grandpa was walking me down the isle and I was BIGGER THAN HIM! Geez! So here I am, gained all my weight back plus more, I am now astonished at 300 pounds I have gotten myself to. When I first heard the term MORBID OBESITY, I thought that could not be me. What a joke, I am a food addict and morbid. I am now carrying a 150 monkey on my back. I knew that I had to do something when I went on a business trip and I could BARELY fit into the airplane seat. I lied and said I was pregnant and if they could sit me by myself and I could lift up the arm rest to actually relax. What scared me the most was that I was 280 pounds at 10 months pregnant and I am now 20 pounds over that. I avoid people that I have not seen in awhile and that is not who I am. I love life and I am "sick and tired of being sick and tired." What have I done to myself... what have I become? I do not want to embarrass my son and be that fat mom that all the kids talk about. That is why I came here to change! I am getting my RNY on March 4th and I am ready to ditch this monkey! If you want to be buddies, I am here for you!
Best wishes, Tanya in Washington