Wow... I haven't been on a forum in quite a while - let's see if I still remember how to do the whole introduction thang...
So, my name is Liz. I'm 23 years old, live in New York and have been yo-yo'ing with my weight since high school. I found this forum completely by accident. I wasn't looking to join a forum, but I was googling information on Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred DVD. (Wanted to see people's experiences with it...) and found myself here. I decided to join because I have a long history with message boards and I think joining one for weight loss might help me in my mission. I've tried SparkPeople, but that format didn't really work for me...
Anyway. I started my current weight-loss endeavor at 220 lbs...the heaviest I've ever been. I got really mad at myself the day I realized that I'd grown out of yet another size of jeans and decided it was time to change... again. I'm hoping this is the change that sticks.
This time around, I have Jillian. I discovered, totally by accident, "Losing It With Jillian". I didn't know anything about her, just that she was a trainer on Biggest Loser. The first time I watched Losing It, I was shocked at how mean she was. LOL. Little did I know... Jillian is now my inspiration, and soon she may just change my life.
I started going back to the gym. Walking on the treadmill mostly... and the more I watched Jillian, the more motivation I had to push myself. So I'm now training myself to run... doing sprints and trying to build up my speed... little by little.
I bought 30 Day Shred last week. I just finished day 5 yesterday. What a beast she is! But I can't wait to get further into it and really start seeing the difference everyone raves about. I see a little bit already... mostly in the shoulders and arms. (I have a collarbone again!!!)
Right now, I've lost 5 and a half lbs... weighing in at 214.5. I'm stalled, but I read that is normal when first starting 30 DS... but I know I've lost inches so no matter.
Enough about my weight and a little bit about me! I work part time in a library, I go to college full time. I like the internet a little bit too much. I love taking pictures. Music is my life.
Looking forward to getting to know some of you better! xo