Good morning, everyone! I'm Cindy and I started SparkPeople today. I'm 46 years old and have been carrying extra weight around for 33 years. I have lost and found the same 40 lbs. too many times to count; my body guarding protectively the additional 40 lbs. I also needed to lose. After being disappointed with photos of myself, the reflection that catches my eye when I walk pass mirrors, and the clothes I wear to hide the weight, it's time to have the body I deserve! Last year I found out I have Hashimoto thyroiditis and with the help of meds, I have it under control. Now it's up to me to be who I am meant to be and stop hiding behind the shield of 80 lbs. I am ready to start the journey... will you join me?!