My struggle with the scale began when I was 11. I started gaining weight and in spite of trying all kinds of diets, I never had any lasting success. My weight hit an all-time high of 300 lbs. during my last pregnancy and afterwards I found myself with low energy and feeling very unhealthy. I have a family history of heart disease and diabetes which are both related to obesity, so I knew I was risking my health if I didn’t take steps to get the extra pounds off. I decided to give Curves a try after seeing my friend’s success story posted on Curves’ Facebook page. I thought if she can do it, so can I. An all woman’s club was very appealing as I was not comfortable working out with men at the co-ed gyms I tried in the past.