Boomertoo asked us to share our story ... si I guess I will. I am 61 yrs. old and Have been to some degree overweight most of my life. My real struggle happened after giving birth to 4 children in 5 yrs. Including a set of twins. Myweight went up over 200# after the birth of my second son and over 240# after my girl, boy twins. then being a stay at home, exhausted, bored, stay at home person ... I went up to the 260's. Illnesses, bordom and any other excuse I can think of led to a weight high of 272# Really what got me to the weight was because I like food and like to eat! I became diabetic and went on a low-carb weight loss plan ... lost 46# - gained back 26 and stayed there for the past 5 years. My decision to try again is multi fold/ I currently Pastor 2 small churches and my weight hinders what I can physically handle. / My Dh is well over 300# with congestive heart, my hope is if he sees me really working on loss he too might at least try./ My 9 beautiful grandchildren who deserve a better physical role-model. and lastly, but really the most important - My daughter - it is she who reminded me that I was trying to do this alone, without the help of my creator ... in the past 14 month she has lost 105# and next month she will run her 1st ever 1/2 marathon. I will give you a link to her video on UTube -I hope it inspires you as much as it inspired me! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9YV1OwCcjY
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