i was born one month over due and weighed 10#'s, 8oz.! so i guess you could say... i was already pre-ordained to be fat! i got very sick as a small toddler and of couse...my mom had to stuff me w/ food and vitamins and minerals! she used to make all of us kids sit and finish our plates! b/c...god forbid... we should waste food when there were starving children in the world! my mom and dad were both fat! but...it wasn't b/c they were born fat! i later found out... that they used to eat a whole pound of bacon for breakfast and a dozen eggs and... lets not forget the toast(four or five slices each)...just the two of them! we were poor when i was growing up! so...mom of course...cooked the cheapest food! and... you all know what that is! pasta and potatoesand fatty meats (the fattening stuff)! we only had veggies... when it was the season for gardens! and fruit...forget it! unless we picked crab apples and ate those or..... wild berries when they were in season! i can remember one time when i had asked for seconds...and my mom gave me as much the second time as she did the first time! of course...i couldn't finish it all! needless to say...i literally sat at the kitchen table all afternoon until it was gone! omg! i was so sick! my head was spinning and i felt as if i was going to throw up! but...i got it finished finally...so i could go play at my best friends house for a little while for it was bedtime! i was the chubby pre-teen! but...i did manage to thin out... by the time i was in high school! i used to walk around the city (either between classes or if i skipped school) w/ my friends! it helped me lose some weight...( not eating...and running around the city)! i got married at 19 and weighed 141 #'s! but..within a year...i had had my first child and had beleived my mother when she said "i was supposed to be eating for two"! yeah! right mother! i ate for two alright(cold spaghetti at 2 am! and pasta's... straight from the can!)! needless to say...that by the time i gave birth...i still weighed a whooping 230#'s after....having had my baby! it was the beginning of the end for me! one child became two... then three.... then four... then five!and with them...came more weight! at this point...i did manage to lose weight and gain weight...i yoyo'd myself up and down! then...i finally(years later) got into my car/semi accident! i had to move in with my sister 'donna'! (i know! some of you are now thinking..."ohh! nooooo!)that's right folks! my weight went from 245#'s to a whooping 320#'s! omg! i had let her make me feel bad for not eating as much as she ate (and...j. did too)! his weight went from 189 to 229! we had to get out of there and fast! so...that brings me to here and now! i have been trying to lose weight for three years now! and...each time i get myself down thirty pounds or so...out comes my sister... to throw a wrench in the works for me! but....not this time my darling sister! i am now down from 320 pounds to 264 pounds! and...although i have my days that i screw it up...i am still trying my best to lose this extra weight! i am carrying around a whole other person on these poor bones, muscles and tendons! my heart is working overtime to pump the blood to all that extra fat! and...taking it from the organs that really need it the most! so...here i am today! and...this is why i started this group! to give... as well as get...the moral support that is needed by all of us(myself included) who are trying to get themselves back(after all this time.....i want to be.... the person i used to be)! so...please....feel free to post your pics! and...don't be afriad to ask for help or info if you need or want it! i am with you...and...here for you! boomertoo
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