Hi! I'm Alex.. I'm 23 and from New Zealand. Thought I'd introduce myself in this part of the forum as my weight issues are very much to do with depression and anxiety disorders. (sorry if you want to move this into the actual introductions thread) This is a bit of a rant so feel free not to read but it's great to get things off of you're chest especially if you think someone else is listening! Where to start...
My current weight is 99kgs (218lbs) at the moment although it varies from about 97-99kgs frequently weather i'm trying to eat/exercise better or not. Not sure what my ultimate goal would be.. for now I want to loose 20kgs (44lbs) if i can do that I may go for more. My short term goal to get the ball rolling is to get to 94kgs (207lbs)!
the heaviest I have been is 104kgs (229lbs) and the lightest would have been about 60kgs (132lbs)
I have major depressive disorder and social phobia and these things majorly contribute to having gained so much weight. I eat when i'm depressed. I can't work because of my social phobia ( I have been confined to the house for up to 6 months at times) going out to exercise hasn't been an option for me up until now. I'm working on going out for short walks from my house with my therapist at the moment (starting tomorrow actually!) So you can see how the weight has piled on..and being overweight has made me less likely to leave the house than before so it's been that much more difficult.
I'm finally ready to face my inner demons therapy wise and one of my other demons (which contributes to my mental health) is my weight. I have set a goal for myself to travel overseas next year with my family. We're planning on Singapore and Malaysia which is very hot and humid and we'll have to do alot of walking so this means also that in order to complete that goal i'll have to complete another goal of getting fit & loosing weight.
not looking on reaching my target necessarily its more about being fit enough to tolerate the heat and the exercise it will entail (of course not being overweight will help)
I'm here looking for women to chat with who know what it's like to be a female and overweight! My next stop is the calorie counting section as i'm terrible at it
ps. what are those things in youre posts that show youre current and goal weight? where do I get one? thanks!