Fitness Minutes: (130,490)
9,773 7/25/14 8:21 P
Think the minute I was born
Nancy from Iowa and North Carolina
God Family & Friends North Carolina Beach
Proud member of Onyx Outlaws BLC15, BLC 16, BLC 17 Proud co-captain of Onyx Outlaws BLC 18, BLC 19 BLC 20, BLC 21, BLC 22 , BLC23 BLC 24
Fitness Minutes: (40)
1,065 7/25/14 8:15 P
I don't have many pictures of myself when young but I remember myself as being fat or at least bigger than other kids my age for as far back as I can remember in school. Yet, I have looked at pictures recently, of myself when I was around 5 and I didn't really seem very fat in those. I must have slowly kept putting more on and I was aware I was fatter than other kids in my class and considered myself fat. I recall weighing around 120 in 5th grade which was definitely on the chubby side. I went on my first diet around age 11 and recall being down to 96 pounds in 6th grade, still around 98 when I hit 8th grade. Beginning in 9th grade, the pounds started piling on moreso, and I coped with life with food and was aware that I was doing that, and tried to fight the battle but all too often food won. I weighed 160 when I was a senior in high school, at my current height of 5' 3 1/2." I weighed 170 at age 19 when I got engaged to my first husband.
I lost and gained weight over many years, and weighed over 200 after having my 3rd child at age 29. I lost weight down to around 120 within 6 or 7 months after that. Then in the following years I battled it all the time, never getting back up to my heaviest weights, but getting up to around 150 many times, then taking it back down some, and then back up, and so on and so and so on! I wish now that I had pictures of me at over 200 but of course I avoided cameras then and there are no pictures of me that I know of.
Anyway, I got down to my goal of 120 a few times through the years but then would put on about 30 pounds and repeat the cycle. But I have stayed within this 120 pound range for the past 8 years and I am very proud of that. I really do believe I finally understand that I can never go back to using food as a crutch through life they way that I used to do. Life is hard and maybe even harder as the years go by. But I find that no matter what is going on, overeating has never helped me feel better except for the actual time spent eating the food, since that would provide enjoyment and diversion for whatever was going on, and then I felt worse after it was consumed. Not sure you wanted this long answer but I do have a story to tell and sometimes I just get the urge to tell it!
Fitness Minutes: (17,955)
1,286 7/25/14 10:45 A
Probably around 12.
I'm not training for a competition. I'm not trying to set a new record. I'm not trying to impress you. I'm saving my life!
Fitness Minutes: (25)
7/25/14 10:24 A
I was lucky-my weight gain didn't start til I was about 24, but then it was with a vengence.
Fitness Minutes: (6,590)
84 7/25/14 10:17 A
Between 10 and 12. This was a harder question to answer than I expected. I thought I was always overweight, but thinking back to older photos, I really wasn't a lot heavier than my peers until early puberty.
Fitness Minutes: (2,629)
7/25/14 8:05 A
7/25/14 8:03 A
Born big... stayed big. I was around 5 when I became aware that my weight was an issue, but I was big long before then.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think - Christopher Robin to Pooh
Fitness Minutes: (8,089)
7/25/14 7:49 A
Birth. No, seriously. Both my brother & sister were skinny babies and my mom wanted a chubby baby. She got it-for the next 38 years (with the exception of about 5 years when I lost a lot of weight a little too fast & thus couldn't maintain.)
Exercise is my Prozac.
7/25/14 7:33 A
Fitness Minutes: (11,119)
7/25/14 4:19 A
"Genes load the gun and lifestyle pulls the trigger"
Sheryl from New Jersey, EST...2015 Summer final wt. 225 EL for 2015 5% Challenge...Spirited Underdogs Team
Fitness Minutes: (167,473)
19,976 7/24/14 5:02 P
At around age 8
If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.
- It's Janine!
Fitness Minutes: (93,626)
6,584 7/24/14 4:53 P
When I was a toddler
"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."
12 1/2, went on first diet with an article from "Teen" magazine................I also did Metrecal after that, and then just those little 1000 calorie a Day diet booklets they had at check out stands in the grocery store. Later on I took birth control pills, but it would be lying to say they made me gain weight, I just liked to eat!!
Edited by: ETHELMERZ at: 7/24/2014 (15:51)
7/24/14 3:20 P
185 on my fourth anniversary of July 7, 2010 Joined weight watchers on 10/18/10 @ 188.0/after multiple 17 week passes took a break on 2/11/12 Weight Loss in 2011--24 lbs. 01/01/12--162.0 02/08/12--159 Plan to lose 12 lbs in 2012 4/19--157 5/18--150 7/07/12=6th anniversary 2012--lost 12 lbs this year!!! 1/04/13--149 :-) 4/11/13--147 5/28/13--145 9/29/13--138 50 lbs 1/13/14--131.5 3/26/14--diagnosed with diabetes 7/26/14--a1c 7.1
Fitness Minutes: (5,526)
7/24/14 3:15 P
38 - - after baby # 6
~ Do what good you can, and go in peace ~
Fitness Minutes: (125,301)
16,885 7/24/14 3:14 P
In my late 50's weight started to slowly add to my body---by mid 60's over weight, struggle every day ti lose weight.
7/24/14 2:58 P
When I was 19. I had recently had stomach surgery and then I was able to eat without getting sick. And eat I did.
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