Sadly my weight gain came after high school, I was skinny all my life ate whatever I wanted and never gained anything. Now I look at a donut wrong and I gain 5 lbs lol. I have only been out of high school for 5 years and since I have gained 70 lbs :(
Amanda ***when life gives you lemons, throw it back and ask for an orange!!!***
I've always had a weight problem. I weighed 160 in 6th grade, maintained at about 185 through 10th grade when over the summer I dropped 20 pounds when I joined the cheerleading squad. I was the largest one there, but I was a size 13-14 and weighed 165. It was the healthiest I'd ever been and is my goal weight to get back to. I still have all of my jeans from then and vow that I WILL fit back into them... maybe they'll even serve as maternity clothes?
I've been overweight my whole life. My only other sibling that has a weight problem is my oldest sister, and we are trying to lose this weight together. I think being overweight in school actually made me eat worse, because i would get called names all the time and i would go to food for comfort. Ive grown to love food. I got to where i would get in the fridge late at night when everyone was in bed and sneak food. Its very rare now that I do that, and its not really sneaking anymore since I'm 21 years old, its just simply bad for me. But Ive gotten better about not eating that late. I've hated my life because I'm fat... other kids are always like "Oh I wish I could go back to high school." haha well i dont. I dreaded school. I'm just trying to lose this weight so I can for once be happy with myself and not dread going out because of what i think people are thinking about me.
Edited by: LALABABY8409 at: 12/13/2010 (12:52)
current weight: 313.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,804) Posts: 106 12/7/10 10:02 P
Started gaining weight when I was 11 after my mother got remarried. I figure this was mostly because he had terrible eating habits and they slowly grew on me and I was never able to shake them until I fully realized how bad they were around 19.
My problem was definitely nutrition based and should be a bigger point in helping to fight childhood obesity. I was involved in every sports all year long and still gained weight simply because I was eating trash 24/7. Go to football practice for 2 hours and then eat an entire frozen pizza. After I injured my legs in 2005 the weight piled on because I no longer had the exercise limiting my weight gain.
I THOUGHT I was obese as a kid... cuz when I was 11 and in 6th grade I was 5'9" tall and we all had to get weighed in front of the class.. .I weighed 130lbs.. I was the ONLY one who weighed over 100lb (including boys).. my teacher even said I weighed more than her! It's a day that will live in infamy.. because my life changed.. I never really even thought about how "big" I was before.. but that day was the first time I called myself fat and went on a diet.. When I was a freshman in highschool I was 5'11" tall and weighed 165lbs and was a cheerleader.. I always had to be the base of the pyramids because I was the "biggest".. I went on another diet and lost down to 140lbs.. where I looked ill.. and got ill.. I gained back to 155-160lbs which seemed to be where my body felt it's best but I still felt FAT. (I look back on those pictures now and think "if only")
I gained weight in my 20s as a result of a emotional eating... eating to numb pain.. blah blah blah.. spent my 20's in the high 200's... my 30's in the high 300's (my highest weight was 400lbs).. my 40's I've been bouncing between 220 and 300.. I'm pretty sick of it.. no, I'm VERY sick of WEIGHT being the theme of my life.. the amount of money and, more importantly, TIME I've spent on my weight just makes me angry (and sad)... what a waste...
My goal is to "put this part of my life to bed" by the time I'm 50 (fitty).. which is in 481 days. I want the next phase of my life to have a theme about LIVING my life...
Unbroken Annie (Oklahoma)
**There will be a day when I can no longer do this. Today is not that day. **The only person who can beat me is me...and I'm pretty sure I can take her.
I was an active kid,and adult,till I met my husband and we moved from sunny southern california, to cold, wet, snowy washignton almost 7 years ago.I'm still not used to it after this long lol.It keeps me indoors most of the year,but I am working on it.
Edited by: SHYANDKEIRASMOM at: 12/5/2010 (17:44)
" May your Courage be Stronger than your Fear." (Tattoo on my left Forearm)
current weight: 248.2
Fitness Minutes: (135) Posts: 21 12/3/10 2:08 P
Did you suffer from childhood obesity or did weight problems come later in life...
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