My weight has slowly been creeping up since I was a senior in high school. I attribute the start of my weight gain to not being active in sports and clogging. I have also become an emotional eater, and snack all day long. If I bring a box of crackers or a bag of chips to work, I nibble on them all day long and before I know it I've eaten them all. I have also made a habit of running through the drive thru at Taco Bell or McDonalds or ordering a pizza when I'm busy. I make excuses to not cook, and this has to stop! My main motivation is that I don't want my kids to grow up with a fat mom and be embarrassed of me. I want to be able to chase after them and not have an asthma attack in the process. I also miss wearing cute clothes and short shorts! It's springtime, I can't hide under baggy sweatshirts and sweaters anymore. I turned 30 a few days ago and I decided enough is enough. I'm GOING to lose this weight.