My story is not uncommon, I have been overweight for as long as I can remember. I started "dieting" when I was 7 or 8.  My mom really tried to help me, not in an unkind way. She tried to encourage me to eat healthier foods, eat less, and get more exercise, she has always been fit and healthy.  Some people were not as kind as my mom, and of course as many people here know, even at a young age, you know when you are bigger than your peers, you know when you stick out.  I have dieted up and down the scale. As an adult I have never been able to get under 190 lbs. My highest weight was 265.  My goal weight is 150, I am 5'9" and I want to be muscular.  I dream about being an average size, running around with my kids and not being exhausted, being proud of my appearance instead of hiding from glass and mirrors, and being more athletic.  I am a CNA and in nursing school right now, and I want to work a 12 without being so tired and achy at the end of the day.   I want to learn to ballroom dance with my husband, I want to complete a sprint triathlon, and I want to backpack without nearly dying of exhaustion by the end of day 1.  I currently exercise, but I find it hard to get anywhere and make progress with my fitness goals since I am so heavy.  Everything hurts, I feel like an old woman at 24. I have already damaged my joints somewhat significantly, physical therapy told me the only thing that would help me is losing weight.  I started thinking about weight loss surgery about a year ago. I started the process with my primary care doctor in December 2009, and I am schedule to have a gastric sleeve on May 25, 2010! I look forward to changing my life for the better, many people say that they want their lives back after being overweight....I have never known anything else, so I guess I can't say it exactly that way, but I am sure you all know what I mean. ;)

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Colorado Springs, CO
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Dec 07, 2009
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