There are so many things that I got from my mother that I am proud of my writing skills, curvy body and unfortunately a struggle with weight. Growing up I was a thin kid but as I got into my teens and older the battle of my weight began. I’m 5’7 so the ideal weight is between 129 pounds to 145 pounds. My weight would yo yo between 190 pounds to 210 pounds but once I had my boys my weight toppled to a whopping 289.  I tried everything that I could all the fad diets I would lose a few pounds and gain it all back and then some. My highest weight was 320 pounds. The emergency room was like my second home having constant headaches and chest pains. Finally on one of my visits to the emergency room a doctor that became acquainted with me sat me down and started to press on my leg he goes “Do you see that?” “That’s fluid it’s around your heart too.” “Stop eating!”

 

I was so fed up with my weight. When there were parent teacher conferences I would always pick times when it was really early or really late I didn’t want to be an embarrassment to my kids let’s face it children can be cruel. The boys had enough on their plates they didn’t need me to be one of them as well. So I just made up my mind that I was going to do something about my weight. I started with Weight Watchers and Slim Fast bars along with walking daily. Before I knew it I was down 60 to 80 pounds so I let go of Weight Watchers and the Slim Fast bars. I watched what I eat and walked. With God behind me to help with my will power I went from 320 pounds to 154 pounds. Everyday is a struggle I love food and I eat when stressed. But I just keep fighting.

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