i started to gain weight at 19-years-old. prior to that age, i was the kind of girl that could eat absolutley anything i wanted and stay thin. i thought i would be that girl for the rest of my life.. i thought very wrong.
i went on a birth control shot and gained 45 pounds in about 6 months. thus began my struggle to lose weight and keep it off. for the past 4 years i have lost, and gained back the same 30 pounds three times. i have become an uncertified expert at the weight watchers plan. i have yet to learn how to make it my lifestyle, and to stop viewing it as a "diet." i now realize that it wasn't just the birth control that derailed my thin figure, but my genes. my dad has struggled with his weight since his 20's, and so have many other members of my family on that side.
this blog will be my positive outlet. this is me taking control of the not-so-great genes that life dealt me.