Hey Cathy, I totally agree with you about the women that call themselves BBWs and such. The only thing is, I used to be the same way, til one day I noticed that I hadn't been dieting or anything, I just stepped on a scale and noticed that I was somehow 20 pounds lighter, true story. May 1st last year, I weighed 304. By the end of the month, all I'd done was take Xenadrine and occasionally ride my bike, and by May 31st, I weighed straight up 280. I'm not selling out the RX or anything, but it just really motivated me to start dieting. That and the fact that when I was at college, my mother found out she was diabetic and her father passed away when she was 12 from being just that..a diabetic. I knew that since my weight was so high, if I didn't start on something as far as dieting, I would end up just like everyone else in my family. That was really my motivation to even start trying to lose weight. So far, it's been fairly well to me, I've lost right at 40 pounds, and continue to lose every week or so. The thing I see is that, if you haven't had the gastric bypass done, it's really good that we've all been able to lose weight. Just the risks alone from that surgery is why I opted not to have it done. But I see that as with anything though, it's made for some people and not for others. The ones that it works for, it works really really good and that goes with diets too, though really, I guess.
SW: 210/CW: 210/GW: 175
#VeganPower (had to involuntarily go vegan on June 12, 2012 due to my liver attempting to go kaput)
Hospitalized in early 2016 for stress overload - gained 32 pounds while in the hospital. Goal is to now lose it, and I hate backtracking, so that is my fuel for motivation!
I have been called 'Penelope' and 'Garcia' for years because I am supersmart with computers. Now I only need the blonde hair once I get back to my goal weight.