I stumbled on to this forum while on a low carb forum. What a great place! To know that there are others out there with the same issues as me.
Just a quick background, don't want to bore you. I've been overweight since I had my babies. It's been a struggle. Almost 8 years ago, I had a grand mal seizure that really changed things for me. I had been having seizures since a car accident when I was 13. They were just undiagnosed. Seizures are completely under control now. Yeah!! I had been on Zoloft for years and when we realized I had seizures, I got to go off of it. I immediately starting losing weight and lost 70lbs. Two years ago, I started having a lot of pain from my endometriosis and I stopped exercising. Big mistake. I also started new meds for headaches and depression. Gained all the weight back PLUS more. I started exercising in December slowly. I went to my doc to discuss my back pain and he wasn't too happy with the weight gain. We talked about doing low carb and getting more exercise in. I hadn't realized just how big I was getting until we went to the movies a few weeks ago and I was stuffed into the seat. It was actually a slap in the face. So, I've increased my exercise and started taking out carbs and sugar. I just didn't realize how much the weight is affecting my health. I have enough issues as it is, I don't need to deal with diabetes. We are going to Yellowstone in June and I am going to be able to hike and have fun.
I look forward to getting to know everyone.