This is an excellent topic.
I am 5' and 145lbs. I was 117 in high school, and I can remember my mom telling me I was 99lbs for the longest time and I felt insecure because everyone else was bigger than I AND because my mom was always real heavy, so she was always accusing me of being anorexic. I always thought I had a huge stomach and now that I look back on it, I wish I could go back and tell myself - don't listen to any of it!!!
I binge-ate when I was at my mom's before I was married, which gained me a good 30-40lbs and stretch marks. Didn't notice it because I fit into my wedding dress...then I gained more due to stress, moving, other things. Now I am working off the areas of fat on my butt and thighs, and figured out that drinking alcohol really stops my weight loss on my stomach altogether. I am so set on reversing the damage that I (and others) have done, and realizing that once I reverse it, 'there ain't no goin back to that unhealthy image'!!
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| current weight: 149.8