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All my life I’d been the skinny kid. My brothers and sisters nicknamed me “Stick” because I was so thin. I could eat anything and not gain weight. On my wedding day in 1991, I weighed 115 pounds (52 kg) and wore a size 5. During my first year of marriage, I gained 10 pounds (5 kg). Then I had two children, one in 1993 and one in 1995. After the birth of each child I was only 7 pounds (3 kg) above my pre-pregnancy weight—but I never lost that weight. My depression and anxiety began a few years after

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