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Losing My Hind

Weight loss.  Just typing those two words makes me cringe a little.  For so many years I've been struggling with my weight and body image.  I feel uncomfortable when I look at pictures of myself that were taken in the last decade.  I see how heavy I was and it triggers emotions I'd rather not deal with.

I wasn't always fat.  Before get bent out of shape about me using that word, hear me out.  I wasn't ever thin, either.  At least not by today's standards.  I was a tomboy as a child and spent a lot of time playing outside with neighborhood friends.  We were very active.  Running in the back yard, riding bikes, playing games and chasing each other through our 'hood were our favorite activities.  But even then I had a sturdy build.  
It would be easy to blame my mother's cooking for my inability to be thin.  She grew up on a farm and my grandmother taught her all the farm staples, those recipes for meat and potatoes where every meal contained butter and milk …