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Overweight: How Were You Affected?

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Laura recalls living as a "before picture" and describes how she was affected by her weight.

Hi, I am Laura. I lived 40 years as a before picture. I have recently lost 211 pounds and I want to share my story with you.

I lived 40 years as a before picture. Weight has always been an issue with me, not necessarily my family, but it’s limited me for things like travel, walking, doing things and living life. So when I was big, my life was small. Now that I am thinner I have a big life. I travel and I do a lot of things that I want to do and I am living my second life.

I have had several issues with weight since I was a child. I have always been a heavy kid and heavy person and I think one of the main things that I remember is a story is, I have two older sisters and I had just ironed my gym clothes for junior high and they came walking in my bedroom door and they were both in the gym clothes and they thought it was funny, and it broke my heart. So I want people to understand that you can get control over that and empower yourself.

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