my name is chany, i'm 21 years old, and i am from gorgeous southern california. i married my dream guy in january of 2009, and can't think of anything wrong with my life except one huuuuuge thing. my weight! i am 5'7", and i am currently 196 lbs! less than 2 years ago, i was 60 lbs lighter. most of this weight gain was due to some medications that THANK GOODNESS i am now off of! i've changed my lifestyle and am ready to work my butt off to lose 70 lbs. i know i wont be able to do this alone, which is why i've joined this forum & am ecstatic that it exists! im hoping to find a few new friends that i can share this journey that im about to embark on with!