I am new here, and I am desparate to get healthy this year. I have 4 kids who need me and want me to be energetic. I have tried a lot of things, but never a community for support, so I am hoping this will help me. I gained weight in my first pregnancy, and I never got rid of it. Now, 11 years later, I feel stuck in a body I still don't recognize as me! I used to be active and do yoga and hike and camp. I recently was diagnosed with osteoarthritis, and I had surgery on my feet because of such severe bone spurs that it hurt to walk. Weight is definitely a contributing factor to my symptoms. I used to dance barefoot! I miss myself.