HI ya'll! I have been a member of this board before...I would like to make some friends and have some encouragement from people who are heavy like me and who face the challenges that it brings. My name is Jena and I will be 35 years old next month. I live about 45 minutes from Tampa, FL. I guess the biggest challenges I face are my health problems. I am Schizoaffective, Anxiety Disorder, Hypothyroidism, High Blood Pressure and have Ankylosing Spondilytis (spelling?). For the past 3 years I have been telling myself and everyone else that I had gotten to my heaviest weight of 415 lbs on 1/1/11 that my psych meds were responsible. I really had it in my head that it was all the medications fault and well, it does have something to do with it, but it is mostly that my eating has been out of control.