Hi! maxen57 here. I'm an obese single mom wanting to have the chance to change her life for the better. I thought that I could accept myself the way that I am but I have to be honest with myself, that I'm not really happy with my current physical condition. I've been fat my whole life and I've suffered through a lot of bullying of sorts. People would tell me to just lose the weight but what they don't know is that it's more of a mental issue, I suppose. You need to really want that change and you need to be able to accept that it's not going to be easy. I went to the gym before and I'm okay with lifting weights. The problem with me mainly is controlling what I eat and the kinds of foods that I eat. My brothers and I grew up to processed foods because our parents don't cook. We have a history of hypertension and high blood pressure. My grandmother died from colon cancer and my dad just survived from a third stroke. My brother has high blood pressure that's he's been able to control by biking. I weigh the most in this household but so far, I haven't suffered anything yet. I will eventually if I don't change my habits. I have what you'd call, an adrenal body type where my torso has accumulated the most fat, especially around the midsection. I've read that I can do stressful workouts because it would backfire on me but I would like to try it for myself first and see if it's right for me.