I haven't always struggled with my weight, but since turning 20 it seems like I can't keep it off. I lose, I gain, I lose, I gain. It's a vicious cycle that I need to stop. Now. 


I did really well back in 2008 and lost about 90 pounds between 2008 and 2010. I did really well about keeping the weight off because I got rid of all my "fat" clothes. The only clothes I had in my house were the ones I could fit, so I always knew to put myself in check if my jeans or shirts got tight. Well in October of 2012 we had a total loss house fire and all those clothes that helped me keep control were gone. I know it wasn't just the clothes that kept me at a certain weight, it was also my mental state. I was proud after I lost that 90 pounds and I kept it off for 2 years before the fire. Well when I lost the clothes I had nothing to remind me that I had gained weight. Depression hit and I ate, and ate, and ate. Right off the bat I bought clothes that were larger on me and then they only got bigger from there. Anyway, long story short...I'm back up that 90 pounds and it sucks! 


Well I now have a beautiful home after rebuilding and I'm thinking it's time to rebuild my confidence so here I am. I joined HealthyWage with a goal of losing 50 pounds by August 15th. I also joined DietBet to help me get there with short term goals. I'm excited about this journey I have started and can't wait until I reach the finish line!!!