I guess I should share my story since I’m using Tumblr more. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. In school I was always the chubby kid. Eventually my weight started getting more out of control and once I started college, things really got bad. I gained the Freshman 15 + 40, came back home and gained even more weight.
I went to a clinic and started taking Phentermine. I lost 70+ pounds. I also suffered mood swings, barely ate food, was losing my hair, and wasn’t physically fit.
After getting married, I got pregnant and gained over 60 pounds. I carried that weight for over 2 years, then my grandmother passed away and I ate to deal with my feelings.
During the Spring of 2014 I looked in a mirror and didn’t recognize myself. I decided I had to change and I needed to do it in that moment. I decided to do it the old fashioned way: healthy diet and regular exercise. 7 months later I have lost 71 pounds. I don’t always eat perfectly or want to workout. I make mistakes, but I refuse to quit and that is how I’ve been successful.