Source: Gulf Coast Woman


I have been overweight all my life. It is in my genes and (also caused by) bad lifestyle choices. I had never been into sports or any activities like that as a child. As an adult, my bad lifestyle choices continued, and I continued to gain weight.

Eventually, I’d had enough. I had a small child who I wanted to watch grow up, and I didn’t want to be an embarrassment to him. I didn’t want to be that “fat mom.” I had tried to lose weight with every fad diet around (cabbage soup, HCG, Weight Watchers, Atkins, hot dog diet … so many diets), and nothing seemed to work. I would lose a couple of pounds to just gain them back along with more. Enough was enough — I was over 420 pounds and not happy.

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