Hey everyone I am brand new to this board. Over the last 5 or 6 years I have gained about 50 lbs and went from a size 9 to a 16. I am asthmatic and have rheumatoid arthritis making it hard for me to do high impact work outs. I am very well aware that my mom's family is curvy and I have come to the conclusion that I am build like my mom. I don't have a problem with that because I don't wannabe be a twig. In my opinion a girl needs some meat on her bones.
Now comes to the negative part of this post. I weight the most I have ever weighted in my life. This really hurts my self esteem I can't stand looking in the mirror. I see the weight in my face stomach back and thighs. I have cut soda and sweets out of my diet and try to only eat things that are sugar free, low in fat or fat free. I have been drinking lots of water and still putting on weight. We have a gym in our apartment complex and I go down and work out on the treadmill, elliptical and bicycles. It honestly doesn't seem like it's helping. If anyone could give me advise & tips I would be so thankful.