As I have been reading through this forum, I have read a bit about you all and I guess it is time to share a little bit of me
I am 32 and have been happily married for 12 years. We have four beautiful children ranging in ages from 11, 9, 2 x 7 1/2 year olds. (3 girls and 1 boy [1boy, 1 girl twin])
I have always been overweight and am now at the heaviest I have ever been. I have been on all the 'diets' and have lost and regained enough weight to make a sumo wrestler proud. I cannot remember a time when I have not thought about my weight as being a problem and it is literally like the second person I carry around with me each day.
I thought I had it all figured when I found the WLN program and lost 30 kilos, going from 162 kilos down to 130 kilos and then my health deterioated to a point where I just gave up and didn't care anymore. I was so sick at times I couldn't stand up without feeling dizzy (from constant ear infections) and the pain radiating through my head my nauseating. It was easier to give up than to try and keep going, so I gave up and piled all that weight (and no doubt extra) on. I am really blessed to have such a loving husband who has stuck by me and loves me for me, not what I look like. I am at the point in my life now where I feel that if I do not do something now, I may not get to see the kids grow up. For the first time in my life I have slightly raised blood pressure that the doctor is keeping an eye on. I need to act now!
I don't know if you guys know how valuable a find this site has been for me. Support is a wonderful tool and I know that I am going to benefit greatly from being able to chat and share things with you all. Some people can go throught their weight loss journey on their own with no support and I take my hat off to them, however I recognise that I am not one of these people and need support and encouragement along the way. So....cheers you lovely people....here is to the start of a beautiful online friendship