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PEACEFULONE SparkPoints: (73,804)
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7/26/14 10:41 A


Edited by: PEACEFULONE at: 7/26/2014 (10:43)
PATTYKLAVER Posts: 142,593
7/26/14 10:18 A


EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
7/26/14 5:33 A

I don't specifically remember; it recurred a number of times.

THROOPER62 Posts: 35,012
7/26/14 5:18 A

From the time I was born.

MISSPEACHES3 Posts: 1,911
7/26/14 4:49 A

About 15 years back, when I started having health problems.

7/26/14 2:10 A

13. Went from underweight to overweight within a year from PCOS.

DUGDIXIE1 SparkPoints: (16,546)
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7/26/14 1:44 A


SMILINGDEB Posts: 2,263
7/26/14 1:27 A

Around 20

RUBENB2003 Posts: 14,837
7/25/14 10:56 P

Around 30

CSROBERTSON621 SparkPoints: (212,043)
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7/25/14 10:36 P

Started gaining a bit around 14, but really turned into a problem by 16 or so.

DTPINNEY SparkPoints: (36,122)
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7/25/14 9:16 P

I was in 3rd grade so around 8-9 years old.

JULIE700 Posts: 699
7/25/14 8:28 P

8 years old.

JO88BAKO SparkPoints: (317,215)
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7/25/14 8:21 P

Think the minute I was born

SUZIEQUE77 SparkPoints: (9,271)
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7/25/14 8:15 P

I don't have many pictures of myself when young but I remember myself as being fat or at least bigger than other kids my age for as far back as I can remember in school. Yet, I have looked at pictures recently, of myself when I was around 5 and I didn't really seem very fat in those. I must have slowly kept putting more on and I was aware I was fatter than other kids in my class and considered myself fat. I recall weighing around 120 in 5th grade which was definitely on the chubby side. I went on my first diet around age 11 and recall being down to 96 pounds in 6th grade, still around 98 when I hit 8th grade. Beginning in 9th grade, the pounds started piling on moreso, and I coped with life with food and was aware that I was doing that, and tried to fight the battle but all too often food won. I weighed 160 when I was a senior in high school, at my current height of 5' 3 1/2." I weighed 170 at age 19 when I got engaged to my first husband.

I lost and gained weight over many years, and weighed over 200 after having my 3rd child at age 29. I lost weight down to around 120 within 6 or 7 months after that. Then in the following years I battled it all the time, never getting back up to my heaviest weights, but getting up to around 150 many times, then taking it back down some, and then back up, and so on and so and so on! I wish now that I had pictures of me at over 200 but of course I avoided cameras then and there are no pictures of me that I know of.

Anyway, I got down to my goal of 120 a few times through the years but then would put on about 30 pounds and repeat the cycle. But I have stayed within this 120 pound range for the past 8 years and I am very proud of that. I really do believe I finally understand that I can never go back to using food as a crutch through life they way that I used to do. Life is hard and maybe even harder as the years go by. But I find that no matter what is going on, overeating has never helped me feel better except for the actual time spent eating the food, since that would provide enjoyment and diversion for whatever was going on, and then I felt worse after it was consumed. Not sure you wanted this long answer but I do have a story to tell and sometimes I just get the urge to tell it!

MAINEALI SparkPoints: (77,610)
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7/25/14 10:45 A

Probably around 12.

BANKER-CHUCK Posts: 6,714
7/25/14 10:31 A

20 yrs old.

REGINAROLLINS SparkPoints: (66,618)
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7/25/14 10:24 A

I was lucky-my weight gain didn't start til I was about 24, but then it was with a vengence.

KAMELIA71 SparkPoints: (35,755)
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7/25/14 10:17 A

Between 10 and 12. This was a harder question to answer than I expected. I thought I was always overweight, but thinking back to older photos, I really wasn't a lot heavier than my peers until early puberty.

TRIPLEMWF Posts: 906
7/25/14 10:04 A

20. After the birth of my oldest son. I've had some periods of stability, but mostly my weight has yo-yo'd for the last 19 years.

PATTIMET Posts: 657
7/25/14 9:05 A

23 - right after I got married - lifestyle change became very sedentary.

GLORYB83 Posts: 53,631
7/25/14 9:03 A

50 - I was slim my first 50 years of life! What happened?

PARKSCANADA Posts: 4,802
7/25/14 8:37 A

18 - was in the hospital for PID for 10 days on IV antibiotics and they used glucose to keep the vein open. Gained 20 pounds.

7/25/14 8:21 A

mid 30's

MAJ413 SparkPoints: (4,276)
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7/25/14 8:05 A


MISSRUTH Posts: 4,291
7/25/14 8:03 A

Born big... stayed big. I was around 5 when I became aware that my weight was an issue, but I was big long before then.

7/25/14 7:49 A

Birth. No, seriously. Both my brother & sister were skinny babies and my mom wanted a chubby baby. She got it-for the next 38 years (with the exception of about 5 years when I lost a lot of weight a little too fast & thus couldn't maintain.)

DELRIO1 Posts: 6,498
7/25/14 7:33 A

mid 30's

RUKIDDINGME123 SparkPoints: (39,606)
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7/25/14 4:19 A


SUSAN29NJ Posts: 2,425
7/24/14 9:10 P

After my third child. I was thirty one.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
7/24/14 5:57 P

After I turned 50.

SHERYLDS Posts: 17,457
7/24/14 5:04 P

by 5 ....

JIACOLO SparkPoints: (552,893)
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7/24/14 5:02 P

At around age 8

GOOSIEMOON SparkPoints: (237,911)
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7/24/14 4:53 P

When I was a toddler

JEFFGIRL Posts: 11,255
7/24/14 4:47 P


MONIEE2 SparkPoints: (152,211)
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7/24/14 3:49 P

I think around 20 or so. Believe me when I say fully developed...

ETHELMERZ Posts: 20,233
7/24/14 3:48 P

12 1/2, went on first diet with an article from "Teen" magazine................I also did Metrecal after that, and then just those little 1000 calorie a Day diet booklets they had at check out stands in the grocery store. Later on I took birth control pills, but it would be lying to say they made me gain weight, I just liked to eat!!

Edited by: ETHELMERZ at: 7/24/2014 (15:51)
BYEPOUNDS Posts: 7,204
7/24/14 3:20 P


CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (86,617)
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7/24/14 3:15 P

38 - - after baby # 6

FRAN0426 Posts: 21,084
7/24/14 3:14 P

In my late 50's weight started to slowly add to my body---by mid 60's over weight, struggle every day ti lose weight.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,529
7/24/14 2:58 P

When I was 19. I had recently had stomach surgery and then I was able to eat without getting sick. And eat I did.

7/24/14 1:42 P

Between 23-24 when I switched birth control and gained 30 lbs pretty quickly.

MEEKA71 SparkPoints: (57,743)
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7/24/14 1:34 P

I was around 8 or 9 when I first developed weight problems.

LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,334
7/24/14 1:09 P

Around 25 years old- after my dd was born.

JAMIRBLAZE Posts: 1,805
7/24/14 12:56 P

At birth, more or less. I was always overweight to some degree since I was very small. Even as a toddler, I was chubbier than normal.

SPARKLEYSHINE SparkPoints: (29,927)
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7/24/14 12:46 P

I guess around 20 or so. Birth control made me balloon up, plus I started eating really poorly, and then at 21 going to the bars and drinking with friends. I also started a desk job and wasn't active.

BARBZUMBA SparkPoints: (14,368)
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7/24/14 12:43 P

At 37 and 38..had 2 kids in 13 months

SCROSS6 Posts: 803
7/24/14 12:37 P

Around 30, after having my kids.

QUILTANDKNIT SparkPoints: (156,134)
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7/24/14 12:33 P

I was a heavy kid and lost weight at 12 without trying. Stay thin, almost too thin, until I got pregnant with my third child at 34. I've been struggling for the past 29 years!

DEANNA0725 SparkPoints: (22,611)
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7/24/14 12:24 P

Mine was when I was 38. I lost my husband unexpectedly which left me feeling like i was living in a nightmare. A year after that I quit smoking which added even more weight to my already heavy body.

LAKE1957 SparkPoints: (8,115)
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7/24/14 12:14 P

6. I had measles and was put in bed for weeks. Must have changed my metabolism due to not getting any exercise.

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