Hi all - I'm Theresa
I'm here to learn a better, healthier way to loose weight because if I don't then I'm going to end up like my Dad.
Some history, I was never small (family genetics, I swear), but wasn't really overweight until my daughter was born in 2006 when I weighed 196 lbs at 5'3". My mother and I joined WW together and it worked, I dropped to 165 within a few months and stayed there. I was fine with this until April 2008 when I was diagnosed with EBV, which became full blown Mono in July 2008. By the time I was over the mono (a year and a half later), I weighed 215 lbs, had developed sleep apnea, had no energy to play with my 4 yr old, and couldn't walk up a flight of stairs without wheezing.
I can't do this anymore. My family history of diabetes and heart disease means I have to change something. My PDoc says if I can loose weight then my risk levels go down and I might be able to loose the CPAP (Please, I hate that mask). I've tried doing it alone, but it isn't working well. I need accountability and people to turn to for encouragement, suggestions, and sometimes a kick in the butt.
So here I am...turning 34 in February with a 4 yr old daughter and trying for another one. My husband is finishing his BS in December and looking for work. My Mom lives with us since my father died of a heart attack (his 2nd, along with the end stage renal and other complications of diabetes). I have to do this, but I have to do so in a way that works with my family.
| current weight: 204.6