There are almost no pictures of me from when I was 15-17. This was when I was my heaviest (around 240). I wish I had better medical records to be able to describe just how I got there, but all I can really say that it was a process from 8-years-old and onward, a punctuated climb towards obesity (I gained more rapidly after my Nana and my mother died).
Ever since then I've been over 200 lbs. Yep. That's right. I've been overweight/obese since I was 8.
This morning I got on the scale. 202.
My BMI is 30.01.
I'm 3lbs away from being under 200 and .02 points away from being "overweight" as opposed to "obese."
Back when I was going to the gym and running 5x a week, doing weights and core work, I never was able to get below 200. I'm hoping that I'll be able to step across that invisible barrier and never look back again.