Hello everyone out in the DISverse! I'm Cristabel (in case you weren't sure ), I'm 24 years old and a resident of Southern California. Obviously I love Disney, that's a given. I've been overweight the majority of my life and lemme tell you, it sucks. I have attempted and failed many times to lose weight. Last year I reached my highest weight of 272lbs. My sister got married last Feb. and I can't bare to look at the photos because I was huge. I was in my final months of college and graduated in August 2012 I moved back home in July 2012 because sadly, my job did not support me living on my own. So with much disappointment, I moved from Orange County back to LA county. Now, I purchased a scale last week because I became serious about losing weight. I'm tired of letting my weight bog me down and keep me from having a healthy social life. I'm a homebody because besides not having money (going on 5 months with no bites), I'm definitely not happy with my appearance. Anywho, back to the scale. I hopped on last Saturday and I was 248.4lbs. WHAT? I lost nearly 30lbs just by moving home and changing my eating?! Now, here comes a scare. I was driving home a few days ago and I had this ring of fuzziness in my vision and a killer, one-sided migraine. I slept for hours and woke up, with a dull headache. I ate dinner then explained to my dad what had happened and out of curiosity he measured my blood sugar (he's borderline diabetic) and my blood sugar was 180! That is definitely not normal. Next day, we checked my fasting blood sugar it was 118, again not normal. So I made an appointment with my doctor and will be having my bloodwork done next week. With all that being said, I'm now eating as if I were diabetic (being labeled pre-diabetic earlier by my MD) and trying to manage my blood sugar through diet and losing weight. I'm aiming to lose 100lbs, so 172 is my current goal. I'd love for any motivation and support you guys can lend me. Another reason, besides for my health, I'm doing this is to shut up all the people who said I couldn't do it or made fun of me because of my weight. Looking good is the best revenge!