Garfield Says, "I'm Not Overweight, Just Under Tall."
My weight gain problem started after the birth of my first child, 11 years ago. After Michael was born in 1996 I went back into my size 7 jeans. I then followed my doctor's advice and went on the depo-provera shot. I have not been the same since. In as little as 6 months I went from a size 7 to a size 24. Not to mention the emotional and physical abuse that I suffered from my ex. When I left my ex in December of 97 I had gone down to a size 12. I have had two more children since then and I am now in a size 16 and weigh 188.5 lbs. I should be between 117 and 146 lbs. I have joined Weight Watchers with a group of my friends and in one week have lost 3 lbs. It is a start and my goal is to feel better, I have terrible asthma, and feel sexy again. My loving husband says, "You look fine." But I don't feel fine, I want to be more attractive and feel better. So my goal weight is 120 lbs cuz I think 117 would make me look ill. And I am giving myself till August to lose 30 lbs, and I want it all off by the time my one and only brother gets married in May 2009. (If I can lose it all by October 2008 to show off myself at my husband's best friend's wedding I'd be ecstatic!!)