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Hi, my name is Angie. I've been married for almost 7 years. I have a cat and two dogs. Those are my "children" as I've not had any of my own. I've been overweight since my middle school years, and termed "obese" since shortly after getting out of school (about 20 years now). I've decided I've had enough, and am going ot take back my life!

Life's too short to let the way other's treat us determine how we live. I've been made fun of, mocked, you name it...and all because I'm not a "perfect" size 6. Well, I hate to burst anyone's bubble, I'll never be a size 6. I'll be happy with a 10, or even a 12-14. After being this big for so long, that will feel simply amazing.

I'm tired of people saying "you'll never amount to anything", "you won't be offered that job because your so huge", "you'd be pretty if your butt wasn't so big", etc. Do people not realize what this does to a person's self esteem? Or do they just not care? We live in a cruel society. People are expected to conform to a certain way of thinking.

I have worked as a teacher's associate (one-on-one aide) for the last three years. I absolutely LOVE my job on most days. Until my student's family moved in March, I had been with the same sweet, autistic boy for nearly two years. We had a wonderful bond, and it broke my heart when he moved. I went from him to the "devil" child, who's only "disability" is his behavior. Thankfully, he seems to have outgrown that so far this year.

Food-wise, I don't take the time to make myself eat. I know breakfast is the most important meal, and intend to get it incorporated into my daily schedule, but as of now, one of my biggest struggles is making myself eat something when I get up. I have NEVER been a breakfast person, preferring not to eat until several hours after I've been up.

This in turn makes the evenings a major problem as well. I come home from work and don't feel like fixing a proper meal since it's just me (hubby works 2nd shift). I tend to "graze" all evening well into the night, or take the easy way out and just buy junk. I also tend to eat when I get stressed. This has GOT to stop! I feel that once I get the grazing and stress eating under control, I'll start noticing a huge difference on how I feel about myself, my life and the things around me.

It's time for me to take back my life!

Member Since: 2/25/2007

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