I have been overweight the majority of my life.  It was something that I lived with and didn't allow my weight to stop me from doing all the things that I wanted to do.  I enjoyed my life immensely until November 2005 when I was in a horrific car accident that damaged me in many many ways.  The doctors say that my weight saved my life that day- what would have been a broken hip in a smaller woman was just a severely bruised one for me thanks to my extra padding.  After the accident- my body was no longer the flexible active body I was used to.  The pain in my back and hips and knees made movement excruciating and I began a downward spiral.  I gained over 100 pounds and lost myself in food and pain.  There was alot of emotional things happening at the time also.  My then boyfriend was struggling with a drug problem and since we lived together- it was a very difficult thing for me also.  I tried my hardest to take care of him and put him first... this lasted for a year and a half when finally I just couldn't do it anymore.  I began making HUGE changes in my life... I broke up with him, moved, left a job i hated and found one that I loved.  I decided the time had come to do something about me.  I started weight watchers, began the steps for surgery and went back to school... all since January!!!  It's time to take care of me!  I have been especially inspired by this quote:
"It is never too late to be what you might have been." ~George Eliot

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Mar 29, 2008
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