This is me at high school graduation:
I slowly started packing on pounds in college. Most people do. Just a few pounds every six months or so. I got married the day after graduating college.
After getting married, I really ballooned. I was happy, had the money to eat out as often as I wanted (for the first time ever), and I just couldn't contain my happiness. When I started working at SCU, they offered free lunch for their employees. Think "all you can eat buffet." Sure, there were lots of healthy options, but did I eat those? Nope. I soon found myself heavier than I had ever been, and about 20 lbs over "healthy weight."
That is when I found Weight Watchers Online. I had tried lots of other diets first (HCG, Atkins, Calorie Counting, Diet Pills, etc.), but nothing seemed to work. If it did work, I couldn't stick with it (I NEED pasta and an occasional ice cream). Weight Watchers online worked perfectly for me. I was able to track everything on my phone, never have to go to meetings or buy special food, and could eat as much as I wanted (as long as it was a fruit or vegetable). I lost about 25 pounds before finding out that I was pregnant.
Pregnancy was one of the happiest times of my life. I quit weight watchers (it's not allowed for or geared towards pregnant women). I gained way more than was healthy (50 lbs total). When I came home from the hospital, I was the heaviest I had ever been.
I gave myself a month of recovery time and went back on Weight Watchers online. I got to my healthy weight (I lost about 40 pounds from pregnancy), and stopped for awhile. I maintained most of that weight loss, but I still wanted to lose more. I wanted to get back to the weight I had been in high school (still well-within my healthy range).
On January 1, 2014 I made a New Years resolution to lose the weight I had been struggling with for so long. That last 15-18 pounds that I just couldn't shed. I'm happy to say that I reached my goal in March, and have since maintained for two months now!