I am very excited about joining this forum. I have been lurking for a little while and I really like all of the wonderful support and encouragement everyone offers here! I am also so inspired by all of the before/after stories.
I am 5'10 and was always skinny since a child. As an adult I could eat whatever I wanted and stay at about 120. Then I went through all kinds of infertility treatments and surgeries and medicines trying to have a baby which never happened and eventually about 10 years ago ended up having a hysterectomy which they took everything out! Then I have had some surgeries on my achilles and was in casts and wheelchair for about 2 years and also had some more surgeries, anyway all of this led me to gaining weight. Now I weigh 180! My first goal is to get down to 150, then maybe 140 not sure about that yet. I know I don't want to get down to 120 like I was before. My DH gets tickled at me sometimes, he will tell me that he remembers when I tried "everything" to "gain wieght" and now I am trying "everything" to lose weight.
I am 50 years old, DH and I will celebrate our 33 wedding anniversary in July! Like I already said we don't have children of our own but we do have many, many children in our life. I am a Sunday School teacher in our church and so we have children over a lot from church and we have many nieces and nephews and we have 23 wonderful furbabies of our own!!
Excited to be here and to "meet" you wonderful ladies and gents