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Finally Going to Do This For ME!!!!

My battle with my weight has been on-going since I was about 10 years old when I seemed to hit puberty and ballooned out all at once. By the time I finished up the 8th grade I was determined that my weight would not be the continued reason for other girls to pick on me.

So over the summer I dropped 30lbs and started high school fairly thin, however I did this by not eating much at all and drinking nothing but diet coke. That planned no matter how horrible it was for me worked ...
My battle with my weight has been on-going since I was about 10 years old when I seemed to hit puberty and ballooned out all at once. By the time I finished up the 8th grade I was determined that my weight would not be the continued reason for other girls to pick on me.

So over the summer I dropped 30lbs and started high school fairly thin, however I did this by not eating much at all and drinking nothing but diet coke. That planned no matter how horrible it was for me worked until I graduated high school and joined the military. When I graduated Basic Training I was about 145 lb and happy with that weight.

By 19, though, I had gained 60 lbs with the pregnancy of my first daughter. I thought no worries I will lose it when I have her. Boy was I wrong. I only lost about 20 lbs before I was pregnant again 2 years later with my second daughter. From 2005-2007 I struggled but finally got my weight down to 150 I was thrilled. However over the course of March 2007- November 2007 I gained 60 lbs with no explaination besides going off my birth control medication while my ex-husband and I tried for a 3rd baby.

In December of 2007 I was finally diagnosed with PCOS and looking at it I can see how many symptoms I had been experiencing including the weight problems since puberty. I went back on birth control and finally lost some weight to take me back down to 175. Then 2011 I got divorced, lost my grandmother I was extremely close to, moved cross country with my child, met the love of my life, and experienced a miscarriage. For 4 years I have gained and lost the same 20 lbs over and over again.

I lost my father recently to a heart attack he was 53. His mother died at 43 due to heart problems as well. With all my health problems and this family history I am terrified that I will end up like them. But not if I can help it I am not!
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Member Since: 4/23/2013

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My Goals:
September's Goal: Quit Smoking and lose 7 lbs.

Long term Goal: Lose 65 pounds and control my health concerns with diet and exercise instead of 5 daily medications!

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I am trying to be more thoughtful when I am picking my foods and making my plates; replaced my cigarettes with water for the oral stimulation and exercise to reduce stress; working toward being not just thinner but overall leading a healthy life!

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