I posted this in the introductions forum and a couple of gals told me to come here.....so here I am:
Hey everybody! My friend told this place is awesome for staying motivated to be healthy and lose weight. So here I am, introducing myself!
I'm 23. The first time I consciously started trying to lose weight was about 2.5 years ago. We had just moved and bought a new scale and I was shocked to see that I weighed as much as I did, 155 pounds! I blame it on the fact that in our previous apartment, we didn't have a full length mirror so I had no idea what I was looking like
I started exercising and dieting and quickly dropped about 8-9 pounds. After that it got a little harder, the weight was still coming off but not very fast. I finally got down to about 132 and stayed there for like 4-5 months. Then I went out of town for a week in August and got out of my routine (my mom's cooking is just too good!). The truth is I have a problem with overeating and love food so I eat it even when I'm not hungry. So quitting the diet plus not exercising and THEN adding on the holidays = BAD NEWS! I knew I was gaining but just didn't care!
I am now back up to 144 and pretty ticked off about it! LOL! It's not even like a healthy 144, which I've been before, you know when I'm exercising and stuff. It's a gross, fat in weird places, can't fit into my clothes, my face looks totally different 144. You know the difference? BLAH!
So now I'm back at square one it feels like. I'm married and have been for a few years and we are thinking about getting started on our family in about a year or so. So my goal is to get to 125 before I get pregnant. I know I can do it b/c I've been so close before, until I got WAY lazy. I have a feeling as soon as I get back to the gym some of it will come off pretty fast, but after that, I'm gonna need your help to stay motivated.
Wish me luck!!!!!!!!!