Well, when I was 17 years old, I weighed about 350 pounds, and decided to go on the Atkin's diet. I lost about 40 pounds or so, and I just stopped, for whatever reason. It was the end of summer, I think, and I just stopped walking every night at the beach with my friends, like we had done every night. I gained all of that back, and have been at 350 pounds until December 12th, 2005. I had just gotten a job in a nursing home, and had to buy scrubs for work, and was devastated to see that NOTHING (top-wise) would fit me! I cried in the store, and left. I decided that something REALLY needed to be done. After all, I'm only 19 years old! So, I started up with the South Beach Diet that very next day, and started an exercise regimine about 2 weeks ago. I've lost 40 pounds (roughly) to date, and I'm not giving up. I'm going to be smaller...and frankly, I'll be HAPPY at 200 pounds, which is the goal I gave myself to reach by my 21st birthday. I've NEVER been a small girl. On top of being big boned, I'm also fat. It's partly due to genetics (Dad=400 pounds, Mom=fluctuates between 180-250 all my life), and partly to being lazy. I got TIRED of complaining about being fat, and doing nothing about it. I was tired of growing into this depression, and my boyfriend kept getting upset because I was depressed all the time. I know I can do this. We can all do this. We are strong, smart women! Let's get this thing!
Had RNY Gastric Bypass on 1/6/2015