Hi everyone, I have just joined up with 3 FC. My first forum ever! I was inspired to join after reading so many of your stories...so motivating! A little about myself. I am 35 years old and live in Melbourne, Australia, with my partner R and our naughty, cheeky schnauzer, Fritz. I am not working at the moment, due to an illness that I am recovering from, but usually I am a journalist. That means I have plenty of time to get myself to the gym and get myself fit and healthy. It's a daunting mission, and one I hope you can all encourage me on. I have lost about 35 pounds so far, but at around 200 pounds, I have a long way to go. It's such a big number
. Here in Australia, we use the metric system, so I am around 90 kg, down from 105. My initial goal is 64 kg, but I'd really like to get to 54 (119 pounds). I lost my first 7 kg in 6.5 months by cutting out sugar, but it kind of plateaued and I was losing motivation. So I decided to join Jenny Craig in July (I was so embarrassed telling my partner that I wanted to join- I felt like such a fat failure, but I decided that if I didnt make a stronger commitment, then I would just remain fat). I joined the gym at the same time. Since then, I have lost another 8 kg. which is just awesome
. I just wish it would go quicker.... I know it took a long time to pile on, and will take a long time and a lot of hard work to get off, but don't you just wish sometimes that you could close your eyes and when you opened them it was six months later and your job was well underway?! It's not to be though! Hopefully soon, I will see some more noticeable changes in my body. My clothes feel a bit looser, but nothing drastic. I can't wait for the day that my size 20 (gulp!) pants just slip off me!
Anyway, thanks for reading. I have found you all so inspiring, so I hope I learn a lot from joining this forum.
Oh, and one early question... How do I get the little weight loss progress bar down the bottom of my posts? Those things look great!