What a great group you all have here!! I stumbled upon this site a couple of weeks ago and have been enjoying reading all of your posts, and finally have had the guts to join in.
I am 36 years old, 160 lb. overweight...at 327 lb. today. I have been overweight all of my life (except for maybe a few years when I starved myself thin). I put my education on hold for the past 18 years because I was too afraid that I wouldn't be able to make it through nursing school....but after all this time I finally found it in me to at least go and take the entrance test last summer. To my amazement I was accepted into school and have just completed my first semester. I stick out like a sore thumb because the other students are all much thinner than me, and I really have to struggle to keep up with them when we are working in the hospital. Not only do I need to lose this weight for my health, but if I want to be a good nurse in 1-1/2 years when I graduate I better get my butt in gear now.
I look forward to getting to know all of you and sharing in your successes.