Hello - I am new here to this entire site in general. I posted a message at the Support board, but felt I should post here also, as I have more than 100 lbs to lose, and if anyone understands what I am going through, it would be most of you here.
For starters, I am 20 years old and currently weigh 300 lbs. I have always been big. As a child, teenager, and now adult. When I was around 16 years old, my weight stabalized at 200 lbs and I was comfortable in my skin. I had a boyfriend, I felt good about myself, I wore a size 16 (which I hadn't in a long time.) Over all, I was happy, even at 200 lbs.
I guess everything changed when I was 18 years old. I experienced the loss of a pregnancy I became depressed and instead of talking with people about my emotions, I ate. I ate so much, that even if I wasn't hungry, I would still eat. I could be completely full, to the point where I was almost sick, and still find room for ice cream. From the age of 18 to 20 I ballooned up to 300 lbs which is where I am at right now.
Though the depression is gone, and emotionally I feel better, the weight stuck. I've tried my own diets, but I find it very hard to stick to them. So I remembered when I was about 14 I went to The Medical Weight Loss Clinic near my home, and I lost about 40 lbs while there. I thought I'd give it a shot again. I have more time to myself now, and can be more dedicated to the program.
When I went in for my consultation, they asked me how much weight I would like to lose. I told them that I would be happy to weigh 200 again - but why stop there? I want to TRY for 160 lbs. 140 lbs to lose. I plan on setting small goals for myself. Nothing that is unattainable. I will be starting my program on April 4th, 2003.
So I look forward to starting this journey, and keep everyone updated on my progress. I have been reading many posts here, and I love seeing everyone else's progress, and how great everyone is looking! You will all be hearing more from soon. As soon as I start my program, I'll let you all know how it is working for me.
Thanks everyone for reading,
Can't wait to get to know you all!