And Has Just 17 To Go To Reach Her Goal Weight

December 29, 2014 12:40 PM

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And Has Just 17 To Go To Reach Her Goal Weight

How I Gained It: I had always been skinny. Though I had a perfect appetite, I'd always look starved. That is, until 1992. I had full-fusion spinal surgery for scoliosis, which left me bound to a bed for nearly a year. In 1993, I had my first child. With limited physical ability and thinking I'd never be flexible again, I turned to comfort foods to lose myself. Fast food was my hot spot, and I would always be scavenging for sweets and salty snacks while I worked at my desk. If I drank a soda, I'd tell myself I'd work out tomorrow, but then I'd drink more than I should.

When I met my second husband in 2002, I was 170 pounds. I still considered myself in good shape and didn't feel bothered by my little curves. When we were expecting our first child, I was diagnosed with a severe blood clotting condition, what the doctors call deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Feelings of ...

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