EMOFORTRESS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EMOFORTRESS EMOFORTRESS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ This is me saying no, all thanks to Adzy86 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137707 Well today is Friday. And it is always my treat day. I've lost 2lbs this week, so I didn't feel bad about the healthier options I chose (even though it was a takeaway): seasonal vegetables in garlic sauce, with boiled rice, vegetable spring rolls and a handful of chips. Instead of a large coke, I chose the new small bottles they now sell in my local Tesco. BUT I then went a little bad and brought a bag of mixed sweets. Brought them home, had a few and thought no, I don't fancy any of these, ... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:07:58 EST The following blog won't be nice, it's just me letting off steam&#8207; http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132378 Right now, I've had enough. I've had enough of continuously thinking and considering what I can eat, with questions constantly flying around my head like: ''What's in my calorie budget?'' ''What will everyone else want for dinner?'' ''I can't do that because they won't want that twice in a week, so how about this?'' ''How much work will I have to put into my workout to fix eating this?'' ''How do I say no and not offend him/her when she keeps offering me food?'' ''Oh I can't have that, even t... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:15:11 EST Hi.... again.... I know it's been a while http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5009187 Well, I know it's been a while since I last blogged. there's been a few things stopping me.... <BR> <BR> Mainly I've been working, which is great because I needed to pay off my debts, but it hasn't been great in regards to eating healthy. My ex-colleagues (I was let go last Friday) loved eating sweets, buying cakes or making them from home and bringing them in. So I would sometimes, but not always, have one. <BR> <BR> Also it meant gym was reduced from 3/4 days a week to just Saturday and... Fri, 10 Aug 2012 05:23:59 EST Tonight is my last night of STUPIDITY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4825830 Ever since I hurt my back I've had an excuse I've used with myself. Once I'm fighting fit again I'll eat properly... So I've eaten glutonously. <BR> <BR> 3/4 bars of chocolate, plus crisps, sweets, takeaways, cakes, ANYTHING... I've pretended not to care. But I have...I do... I can't/haven't exercised to work anything off, so not only is the weight piling on but my body confidence is at an all time low, and I HATE myself. No-one should EVER hate themselves like I do right now. <BR> <BR> B... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 16:59:55 EST Everything is going wrong, and the weight is the last thing on my mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4815081 ok, <BR> <BR> SO my last blog was about me doing something to my back. I couldn't move, sit or stand without being in pain, and laying down at night was painful in itself, so sleep was out of the question (especially when I woke up screaming). <BR> <BR> I ended up calling my doctor after my last blog and he gave me Diazepam, and suggested I keep moving. SO I went back to work on Wednesday (I gave myself another day at home to see how I would react with the Diazepam), and they have been gre... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 14:16:37 EST Sorry I haven't blogged for a while, and now I'm in pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4794428 It’s been a while hasn’t it? I know, it’s my fault that we haven’t spoken for a while, but I hope this blog explains it all. <BR> <BR> Firstly I’ve got a job!!! It’s until the end of March being a data in-putter for one of the Pathology labs in a local hospital, but it has been fantastic. I have met some great people, who have been wonderfully supportive. It was a huge ask for them to take on someone who had been unemployed for essentially 2 years. But, I have loved every moment of it, ... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 07:18:13 EST That little voice in your head isn't always a bad guy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4682334 Well, that is another week gone by. I’ve lost 2lbs this week and kept up with my 4 days at the gym. I’ve kept closely to my Calories, and even stopped myself from eating a bar of chocolate (I got so far as unwrapping it, and then stopped myself), because I had a little voice in my mind... and not the one I usually hear. It just said “What do you want more, this Galaxy Ripple, or to be stronger, faster, happier and at a healthy weight?”. It just kept running through my head, over and over. ... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 15:34:10 EST Honesty of Christmas 2011 and hopes for 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4656576 Well, Christmas has come and gone, and yes... I ate everything I could get hold of. <BR> <BR> When I started my journey, I always had 5 dates that I would be ‘off the path’ – <BR> <BR> 1 - For 2 weeks when my mum was in New Zealand <BR> 2 - My sisters birthday <BR> 3 - My Birthday <BR> 4 - When I was on holiday <BR> 5 – Christmas! <BR> <BR> And I didn’t disappoint in that way, but it was disappointing because all I had stuck to and learnt over the year was chucked out the window. I can’... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 10:35:21 EST What I’m thankful for 2011 – This might help new comers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4636880 Alot has happened in the last 12 months. This time last year I was unhappy, scared of my own shadow and never took opportunities in my life, no matter how small they were. I hated my own reflection, I didn’t go out, I could count the number of friends I had on one hand, and I had no confidence or any feelings of self-worth. I had hit rock bottom, and I couldn’t see a way out. Every time I looked at myself, I felt more hurt and hatred at myself for how I’d ended up – 23 years old, 21st 6lb... Sat, 24 Dec 2011 07:58:04 EST Well hello again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4579169 Well, it’s been a month since I last blogged and things have been a little up and down. <BR> I’ve been on holiday to my Dad’s, which meant food hell for me... after no support to continue eating healthy food or being asked about my food preferences and then being told they were either ‘weird’ or ‘strange’, I gave up fighting and ate crappy food. I ended up putting on 7lbs in 11 days, feeling physically sluggish and angry at myself. I’m an emotional eater, it’s something I’m already aware of... Fri, 11 Nov 2011 09:03:40 EST Not a nice blog, just needed to vent on how terrible a person I am http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4528890 I feel like utter rubbish... no, less than rubbish, I feel like the bacteria on the rubbish. And it’s all due to jealousy... of my best friend. <BR> <BR> Me and my friend have always been the same. Both of us were overweight in school, never had boyfriends and were always close. Alway there for eachother, always there to make eachother smile. After college we still kept in contact, and are still close. Then the financial crisis hit, and we’ve supported each other through it. She and I di... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 17:09:50 EST It's been hard to come back after falling off the wagon, but I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4518309 OK, so I¡¦m back. Technically I haven¡¦t really been gone, just... sort of lost. The last month has been hectic with my Dad and his girlfriend up. This was difficult as they DON¡¦T eat right. My Dad NEVER eats healthily, if at all (I spent an entire day without food, and for a girl trying to eat properly, and with a history of eating ALOT in the past, this was hard and ended with me getting takeaways as I needed food THERE and THEN, regardless of the consequences!). A case in point, I too... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 06:23:01 EST An early birthday present to myself (a short blog) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4463763 It’s September 3rd 2011, Saturday and tomorrow is my 24th birthday... <BR> <BR> Two months ago I started thinking about how much I’ve achieved since January, and I thought to myself... “I wonder... what can I achieve by my birthday?” <BR> <BR> Then I just knew what I wanted to do. I haven’t been under 17 stone (238lbs) since I was in highschool! I had about 10lbs to lose, and I’ve been hitting plateaus, so I didn’t hold much of a flame to it. But I’ve still kept to my plan and tried to los... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 08:08:40 EST I'm struggling this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4429885 Things have been really difficult the last few weeks. I was let go from my job (it was expected, but it’s still not the nicest feeling), which means I’m back home most of the time again. I don’t mind this, even though I’d rather be working, as I did use the time wisely and started focusing on myself and my weightloss. But since losing the job last week, I can’t seem to get myself into gear. <BR> <BR> Since starting SP and the gym in January, I’ve enjoyed the journey, even my cravings di... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 08:21:30 EST A Long Overdue Blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4407319 OK, I haven’t blogged for a while, and thats because I’ve got a job! It’s only temporary, but it’s still something to put on my CV. So for the last month it’s been work, work, work. And initially I found it difficult to lose the weight as I’m sitting down all day, I've been up and down in lbs, but I’ve now started losing again, and last week I lost 3lbs! <BR> <BR> However, this week I think it will be difficult, as it was my sisters’ birthday and we celebrated with a meal out, a subway for ... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 16:57:37 EST What have I learnt in the last six months with Sparkpeople??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4357065 When I started SP back in January 2011, I have to be honest, I was motivated, my heart was in it, but I didn’t think I’d get very far. I didn’t put a number on it, but looking back I didn’t expect to lose 14lbs, let alone 50! So, what have I learned??? <BR> <BR> 1. To Invest in myself – I don’t mean money or clothes or anything like that. I mean time, focus, and love for what I have. <BR> <BR> 2. A new Appreciation for something I hated - The human body is a wondrously complex and un... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 05:46:09 EST A word of warning/reminder for my future self. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4351699 I have had a great day with my sister. All day we've just chilled out. We went to the movies and watched the new Transformers 3 movie, so we decided to have today as 'Treat Day'. I had my usual Weetabix and milk, then sweets from the vendor in the cinema, a Large big Mac for Lunch and then a Chinese for Dinner. I would never usually be this naughty on my treat day, as Fridays I always have a salad for lunch. So... My WARNING to me... <BR> <BR> Lets be honest hun, you're breakfast was great... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 17:26:48 EST I’m now back to blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4337315 I’ve had a few weeks’ break as I often ramble, and I can get very boring in my blogs! <BR> <BR> But I have been busy and at one point in a state of flux! <BR> <BR> Up until last week I was stuck in a miny plateau for 4-6 weeks. I just couldn’t quite get out of it and no matter what I did nothing would budge. I tried changing my fitness routine, lowering/upping my cals, etc. Nothing... Then last week, out of nowhere, I started dropping again. I have no idea what kick started it, or why, ... Sat, 2 Jul 2011 13:54:31 EST week 22 - My First Medal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4293100 Week 22 – My first Medal! <BR> <BR> I can’t believe I’m on week 22 and I still feel motivated and focused on my weight loss. By week 10 the old me would have given up to a life of loads of comfort food and sitting on the sofa day in/day out. And even though there have been day(s) where that’s all I’ve wanted to do (the last 3 days I’ve actually felt like that), I know that it’s not an option for me to take anymore. Hiding behind mountains of food is not the answer to my problems, I have to ... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 08:23:44 EST I can’t believe it, as of 8:30 this morning, I’ve lost 41lbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4274416 I blog every week. Partly to share with people what I’m going through as they might see something similar happening with them and to know they’re not alone; and partly for me to vent and to one day, I don’t know when (hopefully next year), when I hit my target I can print all of them off so I can read them back to remember how hard, fun, exciting and life changing this journey has been for me. Hopefully it’ll keep me from going back up(!). <BR> <BR> But this week, today actually, this is a... Fri, 3 Jun 2011 09:56:41 EST INstead of my usuall blog, I'm tracklisting instead! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4261934 Quick round-up. I've been in the gym every weekday except Thursday and Wednesday in my weight maintainence class, I worked out on those huge ball things, Thankfully I didn't roll off one, which I honestly thought I would! <BR> <BR> So my 30 day music guide (copy and paste for yourself to do, great for happy memories); <BR> <BR> day 01 - your favourite song: My December by Linkin Park <BR> <BR> day 02 - your least favourite song: Barbie Girl by Aqua (Can’t stand it) <BR> <BR> day 03 - a s... Sat, 28 May 2011 17:53:47 EST Aching this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4244888 Another week has flown by, and I have been busy at the gym! <BR> <BR> Monday, I couldn't go as they were refurbishing, so I've been in 4 days straight to make sure I didn't miss anything. Tuesday was gym day, Wednesday was the Weight Management class, and Thursday and Friday was gym again... made much harder because of Wednesday's class. <BR> <BR> For our class this week we had an Aerobics session for 45 mins. This is something I haven't done since I was a kid, watching my aunt at hers. I w... Fri, 20 May 2011 08:38:27 EST I'm not dreaming am I? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4229840 Well Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> This week has been a tough one. Not too bad, but I’ve been getting back into my nutrition tracker again, as I put on 6lbs during the last 2 weeks of my mums holiday. So since last Wednesday (4th May); <BR> <BR> I’ve been ultra strict and not eaten ANY chocolate or treats, even my Friday takeaway night was cancelled as I’d eaten my way through alot and didn’t deserve the treat! Instead of the chocolate, I’ve been bulking out on veg, and it turns out I love mange... Fri, 13 May 2011 09:38:18 EST Crying myself to sleep again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4205191 The last few weeks have been hard. Not because anything bad has happened (don’t worry everything is good), but I haven’t been able to keep focused. My first two weeks of my mom being away were fine; I did really well, even though at the weekends I was making less healthy choices in what I was eating. But then my sister had essentially 2 weeks off work and we are really bad with each other around food. Because we are so comfortable around each other, we don’t feel embarrassed about eating ... Mon, 2 May 2011 15:43:31 EST Oops, I've been naughty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4157375 What a week. Last weekend, my mum went away, so my sister and I now have the house to ourselves for a month. But the downside is that me and my sister have absolutely NO willpower when we are left alone! But, back in January, we made a promise to ourselves that if we did lose a lot of weight, then we would use the first weekend, and weekend only, to just veg out and eat what we wanted with no guilt. We did that and this is roughly what we ate; <BR> <BR> A Large Big Mac Meal, a few bags o... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 09:01:22 EST A busy week and a new goal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4134029 Well what a week. I’ve hardly stopped! So I’ll start straight away. <BR> <BR> I’ve finally gone to see my best friend, who I haven’t seen since January. I’ve missed her tons, but we live an hour away from each other and with only me able to drive, we only get the chance every few weeks/months. But the moment I saw her I felt at home, and she had a look of shock on her face... “OMG look at you!” her first words. And I felt amazing, and she did that, just those words! I can’t see the diff... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 10:30:20 EST A Difficult Week – but 2lbs down! (Wk 11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4117302 For the last few weeks I seem to be roller-coaster-ing between good week/bad week blogs. <BR> <BR> Monday I had to stop my gym session early because I just couldn’t keep going. I was on the bike, and I lost all the power and strength in my legs. I just couldn’t make the peddle move! I just don’t get what is going on with me. I had to leave my mum to finish her session, and went to sit in the car. I fell to sleep within moments, and once I was home I swung from being totally awake to snor... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 10:25:47 EST Things are starting to settle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4103058 Another week has gone by and everything is starting to settle. It’s taken 10 weeks, but I am starting to feel like this is now the beginning of the rest of my life. I’m opting for healthier foods, instead of a huge bag of crisps or chocolate. I haven’t eaten a MacDonald’s in over 10 weeks and choosing/preparing food isn’t a chore like it was 5 weeks ago. It’s now becoming a seamless part of my life. As the saying goes, If only I’d done this three years ago! It hasn’t been easy, and I’m ... Sat, 19 Mar 2011 13:39:16 EST Friends and support makes all the difference! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4086524 Well, here I am week 9 and I NEVER thought I’d still be here. But I am and I am so much happier for it. <BR> <BR> It’s been a tough week this week. Last week I put on a 1lb and I’ve struggled because of it, even though I’ve lost 20lbs, that silly little 1 knocked my confidence. I didn’t let it beat me though! I kept going, I hated the weekend, but I’ve stayed focused, with the thanks to my sparkfriends I have been able to keep going. And I thank every single one of you! <BR> <BR> Also this... Sat, 12 Mar 2011 15:04:46 EST Work Out/Motivational Music... Please Add! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4072911 Hi all, <BR> I just thought I'd list my favourite music that either motivates me or helps me focus at the gym. If this helps anyone, BRILLIANT!, please add to this if you'd like (I need some new music); <BR> <BR> American Idiot – Green Day <BR> Beautiful Liar – Beyonce <BR> Beautiful Monster - Neyo <BR> Black Horse and The Cherry Tree – KT Tunstall <BR> Carry Out – Timberland <BR> Champion – Chris Brown Ft Chipmunk <BR> Commander – Kelly Rowland <BR> Crazy in Love – Beyonce <BR> Do It Like ... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 11:25:29 EST A Pound on... Ok, where did I go wrong, and what are the POSITIVES? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4065163 OK. Let’s begin on the positives and we'll see if by the time I finish this blog, I’m actually feeling positive! <BR> <BR> It’s been two months since I started SparkPeople. In that time, my confidence has increased a little (it’s gonna take alot of work for me to build up). I have dropped, I think one dress size. I say I think, because I used to squeeze myself into my (UK) size 24’s. I can walk much more easily up the stairs and I'm not as embarrassed walking in the local park. I’m now a ... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 06:02:51 EST I've done it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4046819 Another week has flown by, and I’m still sticking with SP. To the point where it feels normal, and not a chore. I’m enjoying myself! <BR> <BR> I didn’t have a good start, as I didn’t get either jobs I went for (hand-made jewellery maker, medical receptionist or HR assistant). So that was a rough two days. However, I have had one thing set on my mind all week. This week, I may actually do what I would have considered impossible three months ago. I may go under 20 stone. I haven’t been this ... Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:22:55 EST Week 6 - A few firsts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4027027 ** A note to anyone who reads this. It is a little boring, but I wanted to blog it because when I reach my goal, I want to print all of my blogs and look back on this (a recording of my firsts) and when they started. ** <BR> <BR> Well, another week has gone by. And it’s felt like a positive one. Nothing in particular has happened really. But, I’ve felt this week like I can do this. I think it’s because I’m near the end of my sixth week with SP and not once have I gone off the rails and bin... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 06:22:07 EST Update Alert! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4014417 Wow what a few weeks! I have to be honest, I’m struggling. I don’t know... It feels like this massive wall is in front of me, and in the past, its around this point where I quit. I don’t know why but its becoming a fight to drink all of my water. And because of that I’m wanting to snack more, which is now making me actually ‘angry’ that I’ve reduced my portion size, so I can’t eat more. I think the other problem is tomorrow being Valentines day, which is making me feel even worse, as I’v... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 15:18:16 EST Pushing myself too hard? A lesson to learn. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3976493 Today I had an interesting experince at the gym. I had a great session, until the last 20 mins. All of a sudden, I started feeling light headed, so I drank more, thinking that's what my body needed. Then all of a sudden, I started feeling sick. Totally out of nowhere. If anything, it frightened the hell out of me! <BR> <BR> I had to come home and lay down upstairs for 5mins. Then all of a sudden I woke up. 3 hours I'd been asleep. Then it clicks; I haven't been sleeping well for the last wee... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 09:25:02 EST Week 4 - That Gym mirror! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3970917 Well another week down. This week has been eventful, but also not. Nothing major has happened, but its been a twisty-turny road . I’ve been given a gym regime to follow, which is now pushing me unlike before, where I would just turn up and go on whatever was free. Its going to help me tone and strengthen me now, which I wasn’t really doing then. I’m also going twice a week for the next few weeks, which will be upped to three in a months time. So on a Friday to prepare me for three days, I... Sat, 29 Jan 2011 07:04:48 EST Like a bolt of lightening; temporary panic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3953338 I've all of a sudden, out of no-where, just had a rush of panic. And it's something I have no control over, and won't happen for a while. <BR> <BR> I'm worried about loose skin and stretch marks! I've got 140 pounds to loose... correct that, 130 pounds now, and I'm really worried about it. Can anyone give me any advice? <BR> <BR> I've been going to the gym for a few weeks, but with no actual fitness plan, because I didn't have the courage to ask a trainer for help. Well I did last week, and... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 16:27:13 EST Weight to date... ooh, that rhymes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3946318 Well hello, you gorgeous thing! <BR> <BR> For people who haven't read my blog "Ok, that's it, I can't do it anymore!" 12/01/2011, I shall quickly explain. I'm from the UK and I'm struggling to convert my weight measurements, and even though I have been using converters, I keep getting it wrong. So, I'm still going to be putting my weight into the tracker, but in case I get it wrong, I shall write it in Stones and Pounds on this blog. That way, I can see it myself how I understand it! (if yo... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 05:08:51 EST Ok, that's it, I can't do it anymore! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3946301 Well, it's Friday and it's my dreaded weigh in day. Last week I put on a pound and I was really gutted (why I did I don't know it was only a pound!). After posting my blog, and writing a few threads in my team forums, I had an overwhelming amount of support from people explaining why I may have put the weight on. And after a day of hating myself, I took their advice (eating at least the minimum Calories, drinking more water, keeping with the exercise etc). <BR> <BR> It's been a week I've fou... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 04:41:45 EST Week 2 - Paranoid Much?!?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3934178 Ok, so last week, was about me finding SP and how I was feeling like a new dawn in my life was beginning. <BR> <BR> This week I’ve struggled. Friday is my weigh in day, and I found that I’d put a pound on. A pound on I hear you cry in shock horror... ok, maybe not shock horror, and yes, it’s only a pound. But for me, who started at the gym, walked over 3 miles, (which I hadn’t done in years) and kept myself below my allocated Calories, I was heart broken. I couldn’t understand what I’d don... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 16:09:48 EST A Newbies story - My first week with Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3909433 My history – For 11 years I’ve struggled with my weight. Through school I was bullied because of my weight and I’ve been on diets all the way through school, college and university, and although I initially lose some weight, I have a bad day, put on a pound or two, lose motivation and give up. I’m 23 years old, and I weigh over 250 pounds. <BR> <BR> What was my wake up call? The day after my graduation my family showed me the pictures they took of me and I finally saw what everyone else sa... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 09:56:11 EST