My story is like so many others. I have always been overweight, with the exception of a few months when I was 11-12 that I went on a crash diet and lost about 20-30 lbs and was able to wear a size 7-8. Needless to say, that didn't last very long at all. When I was 24 I was diagnosed w/ diabetes. Since then, I have lost and gained the same 30 lbs over the course of the last 5 years or so. Everytime my doctors found a medication that would control my diabetes, it would cause me to pack on the pounds. This scared me to death, and honestly, my thoughts were I would rather leave the diabetes uncontrolled than take something that is going to make me gain more weight. As time went on, my diabetes was getting more out of control, although I didn't "feel" bad from it. Honestly, if it weren't for the uncontrolled diabetes, I probably would have just lived my life being fat and "normal" in my family.