I started working out with a personal trainer as a means to living a longer life than my parents. I watched my parents die at younger ages and I believe their weight played a part in it.
I had finally reached my highest weight and knew I needed to do something if I wanted to be around for my own kids. Struggling with a weight issue most my life, I knew I couldn't do it by myself, or I would have years before.
I am now in a size 6. I even shop in the junior section, which hasn't happened in over 20 years. People who have known me for years can't believe the transformation.