I hated myself, and now I'm liking myself more and more. In December of 2002, I was tired, unhappy and mad at myself for continuously failing at losing weight and keeping it off. I was 31 and had weight issues for as long as I can remember.
When I was 17, I lost about 40 lbs and wore a bikini for the first time in my life. I was so happy. Needless to say, marriage, having children and running to food when the stresses of life caught up with me or celebrating with food when I was happy, resulted in me weighing a little over 200 lbs. I'm only 5ft tall, and I weighed almost the same as my husband and more than my father!! Each time I tried to lose weight, I'd reach half way and ruin everything... continue reading.