Friday, January 06, 2012
Hi! I'm Elizabeth. I am 32 yrs old and honestly can't remember a time that I was not over weight.
When I was a senior in high school I weighed 264 lbs. And being only 5'5" that was not easy for me. Shortly after graduation I started to watch what I ate and lost down to 222 which was my magic number for a long time. After I got married I decided to lose some more and got down to 199, but that didn't last long. 1 week after see for the first time in a log time a # under 200 I found out I was pregnant. After his birth I went back up to 250. I stayed there for another year then tried the Atkins diet. Within 3 months I had dropped 52 lbs! Then it happened again. Pregnant and this time it was twins. After their birth back up to 260 :( Then next time I lost weight was when I got divorced. I got back down to 212. Then I met my husband. I was taking medication for bipolar 2 depression and it started adding the weight back on slowly. Before I knew it I was back up to 238 again. And once again pregnant, I weighed 272 when I gave birth the last time. I lost back down to 246 in the first 2 months but could no longer BF so the weight piled on again. In September I went to the Dr. and the scales there had me at 284!!! I can't believe this is me. It hurts my heart to know that I have let myself get to a place that I never thought I would be. It has been a slow pace for the last 4 months but I have lost 12 lbs. I am finally ready to reveal to the world this person that is hidden under my pain. So here I am, ready to take charge and make fat my *itch for the first time and it feels good!