I'm not much of a poster, but I figured I might as well start now!
I've been overweight/obese all my life, with no reason to fix it. Until I hit my eighteenth birthday and took a good, hard look in the mirror. My friend-with-benifits, who doubled as my best guy friend, was always telling me how amazing I looked regardless, but I always saw these girls in our school, or walking down the street, or on TV who looked so much more attractive to me. I started wondering how anyone could be attracted to this tub of lard I called my body. My depression(which I had been struggling with since I was young) got even worse, and I found myself doing things I had never before thought of myself doing.
Then the call I had waited for a full year to have, finally came. I would be leaving for the fabled Job Corps Civillian Conservation Center to persue a career in Business Technologies on September 10th, 2013. I had the blessing to spend my last week in civilization doing the one thing I love most. Reenacting the middle ages with my friends and family. I even got to bring along that friend-with-benifits! My eighteenth birthday wasn't the BEST birthday (lots of fighting, my friend had to leave early due to his allergies), but I got to sing with some of the coolest bards I know, dress up in funny clothes, meet and greet with people in my family's merchanting booth, and relax next to the fire.
Then I came to Job Corps and totally forgot about losing weight! Somehow though, *glares at stairs EVERYWHERE*, I managed to lose 15lbs without realizing it! So, I did some research. My original, no-knowledge goal was to just get that 2 off of those 00's. If I got to 180, I would be ecstatic! But now that I've managed to find what my healthy weight is for my short 5'3", that's my new goal!!!
So! I've managed to lose about 20lbs, and I only have 97lbs to go! From 257 to 140, HERE I COME!!!!!!!
I'm gonna use this thread as a motivation poster. >.< And if anyone else would like to, feel free!!!
We can all motivate each other!!!!!