As a teenager I struggles with my weight. I was moderately active (being a cheerleader and playing basketball) but my eating was always out of control. I was a serial yo-yo dieter all throughout high school. I finally found an eating plan that worked for me (one of the popular prepackage frozen meal plans). I lost 40 pounds and was feeling great.
Then, I went away to college, gained an even bigger appetite and did little to no physical activities. So, over the next four years, not only did I gain the 40 pounds back, I added an additional 50 pounds. At my heaviest, I was 205 all compacted into my small 4'10'' stature. It is truly a miracle that I am still alive.
Shortly after I returned home from college, I tried some of the same diet plans as before, this time with little to no results. My mother introduced me to Decalo and we started going together weekly. It took about a year, for me to actually start listening to the eating and exercise advise that was being given, and to not just rely on the injections and pills. I had to come to the realization that all three aspects had to be done simultaneously in order for this weight to really come off. This realization finally happened when I started HCG. I read all of the horror stories of how fast people would lose, only to gain it all back even quicker. This also happened to me. It took me three rounds of HCG, to grasp that it was going to take a lifestyle change.
Now 85 pounds lighter, I have adapted to a dietary and physical lifestyle that has been conducive to maintaining my healthy weight range. I exercise 5-6 times per week and I prepare/cook everything I eat. I just had to accept the fact that this would be a lifelong struggle, with which I will always have to remain vigilant about. In adopting this healthy lifestyle now, my hope is that my children will grow up with a healthy relationship with food and physical activity, and they will avoid some of the hardships that I had to endure.