I've been on a couple of weeks and have mostly been hovering in the background. My name is Lauri, I'm a 37 year old wife and mother in Sunny (although very smoky now) California. I have been battling my weight all of my adult life.
Until recently, I've always been in great health...for a big girl. But my blood pressure has started to go up, they say it can be caused by birth control, but it still scares me. It seems that every year I put off losing weight, the numbers go up...I remember a time that 50 pounds to lose seemed enormous...and I can't fathom the 200 pounds I need to lose now! But I've started...one step at a time. 1200 calories isn't what I'm accustomed to, but i make it work and I've found some great foods that I'm really loving..and the weight is coming off.
I love being part of this website. Whether a person needs to lose 10 pounds or 100...everyone is so encouraging and friendly. Thank you for that. It makes it so much easier to take this journey, knowing I'm not doing it alone.