I have been trying since my daughter was born (15 months ago) to drop the weight I gained with her. I've lost about 20 lbs, but still have at least 30 lbs to go I have been overweight my whole life. To give you an idea, 90 lbs in kindergarten, 120 lbs in 2nd grade, 150 lbs in 4th grade, 190lbs in 6th grade. This definitely runs in my family. All I have to do is look at the person's food next to me and I gain weight; well, not literally, but I can't eat as much as other people without gaining weight.
However back in 2007, I went through some serious boughs of depression and went from 251 lbs to 149 lbs in a year! I NEVER thought I could be that skinny! Given that I am 5'8" and big boned (wear a size 11 shoe). While I'm not sure I want to get that skinny again (my collar bone and hip bones were popping out) and because I had been overweight my whole life and dropped 100 lbs I do have issues with extra excess skin (upper arms, stomach, upper legs) much life people who get gastric bypass, just maybe not to the same extent. It's something I really hate and am self-conscious about, but don't think without surgery it can even go away with exercise. At that point, I was a little too skinny for my body. I had a lot of family members accusing me of being on drugs (which I wasn't). Anyway, I'll put it out there:
Current Weight: 195 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs (by Summer 2011)
I definitely need the support though. It came off too easy last time because I was literally starving, but it has proven to be harder this time.