Where to begin.  I have been overweight my entire life.  I am either on a diet or off a diet.  I have the usual weight issues that all lifelong chubs deal with...low self esteem, low self-worth, depression, etc.  I am all about changing that now.  I want my story to have a new direction and and a new theme.  I want my story to be about a better and healthier me.

I have two wonderful little boys that are the joys of my life.  I worry about what kind of roll model I am being for them.  They are ages 6 and 11 mos.  I need to make some big changes for the better.  I love my children soooo much.  I want to be able to watch them grow up and enjoy their lives with them.  I want them to be as proud of me as I am of them. 

You know, eventually you get that "wake-up, ahaaa" moment.  Mine came when I was watching Dr Phil when my 6 year old came home from school.  It was about this 500 pound woman dealing with her own weight issues.  My son Billy came in and saw it and started sobbing, asking my to turn off the tv because he couldnt stand to see it.  All I could think was, "Oh my God, what have I done?"  I have been able to lose weight in the past and it always seemed to find me again, with extra to boot.

So here I am...ready to embark on the biggest lifechanging decision of my life.  I need help and I am not afraid to ask for it. 



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