That title is somewhat misleading. Actually it was my journey to thinness because of my own vanity. But I digress... After the birth of our 4th child, I was 220lbs (I'm 5'8"). After dealing with depression, I looked myself in the mirror and decided to do something about it. I went on a modified atkins and lost 50lbs. Then when I plateaud (sp?) for quite a while, I went sugar-free vegetarian. I lost more weight, got pregnant, gained a healthy amount of weight, delivered baby #5 and the rest of the weight came off. In the end, I weighed 145. Then I went back to America. Though I still was sugar-free, I went up to 170. Getting back to the mission field, I lost 20lbs without even trying. The food is just that much healthier. I stayed at 150 for a while. I felt good at 150. Then when we bought our house and started working on it in the summer heat, I rediscovered ice cream. That was 2 years ago and in that 2 years, I put on a little over 20lbs. Knowing I couldn't keep this yo-yo going, I decided to just eat more balanced (as in low sugar, lean proteins, high fiber) and become more active. That has been THE best decision! I feel good. I'm not very hungry. I'm dealing with less depression. In the last 7 weeks I've lost 8lbs. I still have an occasional ice cream or Coke and I don't feel like I'm depriving myself. I feel really good! Anyone else want to share your story?