(Disclaimer: I am not a registered dietician or medical professional! Please consult your doctor before making ANY lifestyle changes, and always honor your body and injuries.)
My weight has been a lifelong struggle for me. At the age of 16 I developed an eating disorder and dropped to 83 pounds; a few years later, after recovering, I saw the full toll I had taken on my metabolism when the scale hit 163 pounds. With my husband's help I started dieting and doing cardio; a year or so after getting back to a healthy weight, I fell in love with lifting.