My name is Lauren. I’m 21 years old and am currently finishing my last year of college.

I’ve been overweight my entire life… and I’ve always been unhappy about it. Obsessed with food for the wrong reasons, I’ve hidden behind food for too long.

I find it to be very difficult to keep a healthy lifestyle while I’m at school but I need to stop making excuses for why I can’t lose weight.

I’ve done the “diet” thing a million times but I’ve never been completely devoted to a food journal, exercise routine, blog, and forum so I hope that this time it’s different.

This time will be different. It needs to be different.

So, in short, this is me: a girl in her 20s who wants things to change.