At the beginning of 2008 my life was completely out of my control. I decided to deal with something I could control and started to lose weight.
Most of my life I was thin or underweight – it was never something I had to think about. After my daughter was born, however, I never lost all of the weight that I had gained. I wasn’t overweight but was the biggest I had ever been. As I got older and became more sedentary the weight slowly started to creep higher.
When I finally decided to take control of this, I was definitely overweight. I weighed 156 lbs. This might not sound so bad to you but I am 5’2″ – barely. I am so short that 5lbs in either direction shows up on me.