Sharon, your story is very inspiring!
But kinda depressed me 'cause I am currently nearing 150 (haven't weighed myself) and I'm not nearly as tall!
It makes me sound so big in comparison! But I have medium-large bone frame, so I guess I shouldn't be too hard on myself.
I don't think I could be a size 2, but a size 6 is most welcome!
What makes me mad is that my mom (she's slightly older than you are) is so much skinnier than me, and I didn't seem to get that skinny gene
A size 2?! Holy mother of God!!! That's so huge! I would be jumping and kissing random people at gap! :]
But I don't think it'll be that easy for me to lose weight... I've been low carbing for a bit for a few months after my birthday (also August! August 17!) and hasn't lost any weight! Then again, I don't remember sticking to it 100% or exercising so maybe that was the culprit.
The thing is, I don't think I've gained weight that fast, I think mine was a 40 pound gain over 5 years, and now my body is so comfortable with being 150 it takes so much work and dedication just to lose one pound!
I also tried the South Beach diet (what haven't I tried :/)
I hope I'm as successful as you are!
And I relate so muuuuuuuuch with the sugar addiction, but I believe ti really has got to come from within you, because if you force yourself to quit you can never lie to yourself for long. What happened to me was that I binged for months, to the point I felt sick! And when I got used to eating so much crap I got depressed...
It really is boring to lead a life of constant luxury, because you never get to enjoy things anymore, if you eat them all the time! I realized how useless it is to eat cake and chocolate all day and I lost all appetite for it. Just like that. I can go into a store, spend hours by the meat section but the pretty cakes and icecreams look like cardboard to me -fake and colourful.
This website is also helpful for women dealing with sugar addiction: www.firstourselves.com