What was "It" that finally made you decide to lose
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Join Date: May 2006
Sunday, December 3, 2006 at 06:59PM
When I was 16, I had gotten pretty overweight (190lbs on a 5'2 frame). It slowly creeped up on me over the years. And with the use of vanity sizes becoming more popular, I didn't notice much change in my pants' size. I remember that winter, my mom tried to get me to walk with her but I didn't SEE myself as "fat" or "overweight".
It wasn't until the spring that I realized I had gotten quite big. I remember trying to buy new summer clothing--tight tank tops, shorts, skirts, etc. Nothing fit! Not the store's biggest size. I cried in the dressing room.
A couple of days later, my mom asked me if I was interested in joining Weight Watchers. She had lost her pregnancy weight on it. I tried it and I ended up losing 40lbs.
I've been able to keep it off for about a year and a half. I reached my goal weight, so I'm a free lifetime member now.
Right now, I'm trying to follow the program again (hey, it's free). I would like to lose maybe 10 more pounds.
3C/4A and too long to handle (and afford!)