My name is Natalie Johnson. I am 32 years old and obese. I am happily married with two kids (along with two stepchildren). They are the reason, along with my health and self desire, that I’m writing you today for help.
I have always carried 15 to 20 pounds more than what was expected for my height (5 feet 10 inches). From 2000-2006, I have had a miscarriage, lost two babies at birth and have given birth to my beautiful daughter (7) and energetic son (3). I went from 177 pounds to 286 pounds!
I have come to realize that it is affecting my life in the worst ways. I am not able to run around and play with my children. They are both very active in sports and I want to be able to be active with them along with teach them to stay healthy. My weight is affecting my self esteem the most.
Along with the fact that I am 32 already and the longer I don’t make a change the harder it’s going to be. I am writing you today for help in succeeding in my goals of losing weight and learning how to live a healthy life.