My name is Mariah and I'm 18. I was always overweight as a child starting in 2nd grade. I lost a little bit of weight once I hit puberty and grew taller.. I was still 20-25 pounds overweight. My weight stayed the same throughout high school, until I got pregnant my sophomore year. I gained 97 pounds during my pregnancy and when I had my baby boy I was 283 pounds. I had severe postpartum depression and once I overcame it, I started my weight loss regimen in April 2011 when my son was 10 months old, That's when I decided it wasn't going to happen on it's own.. Aaaaand I have lost 107.6 pounds to date! I have around 15-20 pounds to go, and some toning to do. I use my blog for motivation and entertainment purposes. I follow back most of the time.