I used to be small and gained a lot of weight after some unfortunate life events. It took years for me to feel ok in my body. I hid from the world in fat I accumulated around my small frame.
I am tired of being invisible and want my life back. I started a modified South Beach a few days ago and have already lost a few pounds. I started at 185 and am down to 181 so far. I have a long way to go to return to the size I was for all but three years of my adult life.
I'll keep posting about what I am doing. Right now I am doing it with the Biggest Loser TV show. It's easier this way. I know people have their opinion about the show but for me, it works. I got my food right, former carb and sugar adict, and now will get my workout right. I can't believe I used to be so athletic. I used to swim a mile in the morning, one at night and still ran or lifted weights during the day. I don't know how I did it. I had energy to burn and now I feel tired and sluggish.