What an awesome thread.....
Here goes mine. I am 40 years old...I am very happily married (22 years) and we have one 21 year old daughter (gained 100 pounds in the last two years and she is very sad)
I am a high school science teacher, I love to golf, gamble, and read. I LOVE my dogs...they are both rescue black lab mixes and the joy in my life.
I was average size throughout early years (0-19)...size 7. I only gained 29 pounds with pregnancy and lost it immediately and was wearing pre-pregnant clothes quickly. When my daughter was about three I began putting on weight until I was 280 pounds. I lost down to 200 following weight watchers and kept it off for 4-5 years. I even had a tummy tuck after keeping it off so long. About 4 years ago, life got real stressful and I threw my healthy habits out the window. So the last four years I got myself back to 246. I tried to follow healthy eating and exercise but the loss was so slow that I would quit after 5-6 weeks.
I started IP on September 13, 2009...today 30 weeks later I am down 70 pounds and I am thrilled. I went from a size 18 to a size 8 and from a size XXL or 1X to a small/medium and a 44DDD to 38C.
Last edited by darbs7; 03-31-2011 at 02:23 PM.