I'm a newbie to the forum and can I firstly say - I am so glad I found it! Who knew there was such a wealth of information and amazing, supportive people around??
I've been lurking around this forum for the past few days reading about everyone's successes and views and I am so inspired. It's so great to see people who have decided to make a great change for themselves.
My story: I started gaining weight when I was around 12. I'm 28 this month and my weight has ballooned. I kind of feel like I was in a fog where I knew it was there, but clearly I was not ready to fix it or even acknowledge how bad it is. Now I'm ready and determined and I've actually admitted to myself - you're an obese person who needs to sort it out! I feel like my brain has just clicked and I will work on this until it's right.
The site won't let me put a ticker up of my weight loss yet, but I need to lose around 60kg (I'm from Australia), which is around 130 pounds. Scrap that - I am GOING to lose 60kg.
So thank you for your inspiring stories and keep working on your goals! You should all remember how inspiring you are and be proud of yourselves - as a newbie I have been blown away at your successes and determination!