First Post- Introducing Lynne

I wanted to start this blog to have a way to keep track of my journey to lose weight, to vent when I’m struggling, and possibly connect with others going through the same process. I guess i’ll start at the beginning. My name is Lynne, I’m 23 years old and it seems like i’ve been struggling with my weight my entire life. The one time I felt good about myself was at seventeen i was 116 lbs. and 5’3. After that point many major changes happened in my life and my weight begin to steadily rise. I tried and failed at many crash diets, and always gained back plus more any weight i did lose. At 21 years old I was about 180 lbs whenI got pregnant with my daughter. The 2 years since I had her have been some of the most stressful times in my entire life and I gave up trying to maintain my weight…. I didn’t even step on a scale for over a year. I was shocked and horrified when I did and saw that I weighed almost 220 lbs. Until that point I had been in denial about how much weight I had really gained. I knew I had to do something. That was about 2 months ago and I started going to the gym about 5 days a week and trying to maintain my diet. I lost 20 lbs but… when I went on vaction a few weeks ago I went off my diet and have already gained back 6 lbs. I seem to always sabotage myself and I can’t let it happen again. I really really want it to stick this time and would love to talk to some people who are going through the same stuggle…..