My story?  It seems so boring, but here it is.

I am 27 years old.  I have ALWAYS been overweight.  Like most I had ups and downs my whole life, but I could never really kick the eating habit.  Until a year ago, I had never used excerise to my benefit.  

In January 2007, I joined a local gym and competed in a local "Biggest Loser" type of competition.  I did so well.  I lost weight and had learned to work out every day.  I continued to do so for about three months, and hit a weight plateau.  After discussing my plateau with the trainers at the gym, they suggested some "Boot Camp" type of classes.  I was working out alone for an hour 5 days a week and on two of those days, I would also do an hour of this class.  One day, my feet started hurting.  They ended up so bad that there were a few occasions when I crawled from my car into my house.  I was eventually diagnosed with heel spurs.  The pain they caused really slowed me down.

Of course the weight came back, and my feet NEVER got better.  After much consideration, (and some nudging from a co-worker who had weight loss surger in 2005) I called and made an appointment.  I made that call in October of 2007.  It has been a long time coming.  

Since that starting date in October, my feet have gotten worse.  I have suffered from a stress fracture because of the heel spurs.  I cannot wait to start losing so my feet can hold me up again.  Also, I love working out.  I cannot wait to get into the habit of that routine again.

I can live with foot pain.  My main motivation for this is my 3 year old daughter.  She is my everything.  Her and my husband mean the world to me, and if I do not overcome my obesity, I will not have as much time with them.  

I have not set a specific weight goal.  I don't know if I should.  My goal is to lose.  My goal is to be healthy.  My goal is to be able to take my daughter on the rides at the county fair in September and not get that look from people because I am too big for the rides.  I am not motivated by numbers.

As my surgery date approaces, I feel my nerves bothering me, but I am glad I found this website to help get me through it!

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Everly, IA
Feb 13, 2008
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