My name is Annette and I've been a nurse for 18 years. Over the last 25 years I have gained 150 pounds. I gained 30 pounds after I got married. After I had my son, I knew I needed to lose weight, but just wasn't ready. I have since lost my mom then my dad in the last 4 years due to medical problems. I have a family history of diabetes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, stroke and cancer. I don't want my son to lose me because I can't lose weight and be healthy. I started a biggest loser contest at work and have decided to start a new life. With the help of family and friends, I will get healthier. I'm looking forward to losing weight.