Food wasn't an issue for me until around 16yrs.  I had a summer job where I had to stay the whole summer and every night we had a buffet . I could not believe the variety of food available or even the fact that I could eat what I wanted and all I wanted . I gained 25# that summer and could no longer wear any of my clothes. Weight now a hieght of 4'11" that was fat.

Back home and back to normal (no choices, no variety) Breakfast corn flakes, school lunch always a peanut butter sandwich and dinner stew or pasta. Held a weight of 123# till I graduated and got married at 18.

I gained 80# my first year of marriage and had a daughter. My second and last daughter was born 21 months later and I ended up with another 20#. I joined OA...that didn't help, tried WW...too good...kept quitting. 

Every year in Jan. I would start again on one or the other programs....every 
fall I would be tired and dissapointed in my progress which was always lose some gain some . There are years where I didn't even try. 

Now  I see that my weight is affecting my life with the next generation....My grandchildren. They want me to play with them all the time and I just don't have the energy. They are now curious about my huge stomach and arms. They want me to come to there games, recitals and parties. I am too ashamed.
I want to change , I want to feel and look normal....thanks to my two grandaughters and my two grandsons....I now have a very determined attituded to do what ever it takes to get healthy...

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Mar 13, 2008
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