I have always struggled with my weight. Sometimes it is more like a wrestling match! Sometimes I would win and sometimes the food won. I was born on April 26th, 1965 healthy and normal. During my grade school years, I wore huskies and during high school, I was in a size 12. My nickname was thunder thighs. I look back now and was grateful that I was on the swim team, cross county and marching band. I would have been larger if I was not so active. I was married on September 7th, 1985 at 232 pounds and on my first anniversary, I weighed 264 pounds. I was jolted into reality when my orthopedic doctor told me, to my face, I was fat and if I didn’t lose weight my knees would need to be replaced by the time I was 40. This is the exact moment I went on a diet. Just a side note. I did not lose the weight because he told me I would need knee replacements. I was shocked by it because no one had called me fat. The sound of that word still echoes in my ears! But, I am thankful he said something now. I lost 132 pounds the third year of my marriage and kept it off until my first child was born. On July 31st, 1992 I gave birth at 232 pounds. I lost the weight in 8 months! Life was great! I became pregnant and gave birth to Dominick on March 20th, 1996 at 192 pounds. I started to lose the weight then on July 26th my Dominick passed away. I ate myself up sixty pounds. I lost all the weight by July of 1999. Since 1986 I had been working with women, like myself, who struggle with weight. I have been where you are and I know where you are going. Let me help you on your journey. I know what to do to help you, yes you, be successful!