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The "old" me. My story.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Hi! I'm Elizabeth. I am 32 yrs old and honestly can't remember a time that I was not over weight.
When I was a senior in high school I weighed 264 lbs. And being only 5'5" that was not easy for me. Shortly after graduation I started to watch what I ate and lost down to 222 which was my magic number for a long time. After I got married I decided to lose some more and got down to 199, but that didn't last long. 1 week after see for the first time in a log time a # under 200 I found out I was pregnant. After his birth I went back up to 250. I stayed there for another year then tried the Atkins diet. Within 3 months I had dropped 52 lbs! Then it happened again. Pregnant and this time it was twins. After their birth back up to 260 :( Then next time I lost weight was when I got divorced. I got back down to 212. Then I met my husband. I was taking medication for bipolar 2 depression and it started adding the weight back on slowly. Before I knew it I was back up to 238 again. And once again pregnant, I weighed 272 when I gave birth the last time. I lost back down to 246 in the first 2 months but could no longer BF so the weight piled on again. In September I went to the Dr. and the scales there had me at 284!!! I can't believe this is me. It hurts my heart to know that I have let myself get to a place that I never thought I would be. It has been a slow pace for the last 4 months but I have lost 12 lbs. I am finally ready to reveal to the world this person that is hidden under my pain. So here I am, ready to take charge and make fat my *itch for the first time and it feels good!
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  • BECKS79
    I know exactly how you feel ... minus the babies! I am not even at that point yet in my journey and I know how you are feeling! Together we can do this! WE deserve it!!!
    2324 days ago
  • EKING8
    Thanks every one for the kind words and support. I can't tell you how cleansing it was to get all that out. I have made up my mine that I AM going to do it all the way this time ( no more babies for me lol).
    2332 days ago
  • MY_YEAR_IS_2012
    I have faith that you can do this for yourself an your goals! emoticon
    2332 days ago
    You can do it! I have faith in you. We will take this journey together:)
    2332 days ago
    You are not alone. Don't let it get you down. Stay postitive keep your chin up. I look at it as a lifestyle change, not a diet.

    I hope you can keep it up. I think they say when you lose it slowly it stays off longer.

    Good luck.
    2332 days ago
    Weight gain can be an insidious little sucker. One day you just look in the mirror and wonder who the heck is that person looking back at you. On the up side, when that happens, once you see, you can work to change it.

    Kudos to you on being brave enough to open yourself up and delve into the person inside!
    2332 days ago

    It is painful to share that it hurts being overweight. i know. I'm going to follow you, I look forward to seeing what changes you bring about. YOU, WE, CAN DO THIS!

    I am 253 pounds, and today is my first day on SparkPeople....we can do it!
    2332 days ago
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