|About 315 pounds in 2004
I felt truly confused for most of that time about what I should be doing. I think I was looking for the "perfect" solution, the right way. And it has taken a lot of time, discovery, and error to find the way that works for me. I have an autoimmune disorder, polycystic ovarian syndrome, metabolic syndrome and I am borderline Type II diabetic.
|About 210 pounds in 2005
I have looked for answers since I was little. My mom says I was a chubby baby who never thinned out like her 7 siblings. I have a couple of theories about why that happened. I have felt emotionally and psychically afflicted by this weight. But in many ways, it has been the great teacher of my life. I keep telling everyone I am getting a PhD in obesity. Time to share some of that knowledge.
I want to share what I know, what works for me, and how I have been changed by this journey to accept all the good and excise the bad on my pathway. I hope especially that I can help teenage girls avoid the painful and tumultuous road ahead that is obesity for women in the American culture. But really, I hope sharing my story helps anyone out there. Anyone who has suffered from the great plague of obesity and illness that is descending on our society. Because I do believe that this journey is not meant for most of us. It is a affliction of our modern society and finding a way out and through and over this obstacle is what this blog is all about.
This is my story through it.