Hi, I'm Dorothy
I just turned 21 and I've decided that this year is going to be my year. I've been fat all of my life and I'm at the point where I don't want to miss out on everything just because I'm self-conscious about my weight. In the past year I've lost 17 lbs, so I've been getting more and more motivated.
My heaviest weight was at 223 pounds, then I started Weight Watchers for a few months and lost about 7 lbs. Obviously WW works, but you just have to be very dedicated. I maintained the weight for a few more months up until September 2012 when I had my first period and I lost 2 lbs from that. I believe I have PCOS because I've only had 2 periods and I noticed that I have most of the symptoms. I'm kind of freaking out because I just found out and I know I need to go to the doctor to get it checked...but I've had bad experiences, so I'm trying to wait until I'm comfortable enough to go again.
Anywho, a little over a year ago I decided to cut fast food restaurants (besides Chick-Fil-A
) and soda. Although, once in a blue moon I'll eat and drink it. Now that I watch what I eat, I managed to lose another 7-8 lbs
Currently, I'm using the app MyFitnessPal to count calories because I've noticed with WW, if you write down what you eat you're more likely to lose weight. If you know any other useful health apps, please let me know! I also take Zumba classes 2-3 times a month, so if you like to dance I highly recommend it! Eventually I'll have the confidence to start using the weights at the gym, but for now I'll stick with Zumba classes
I've met people (who I now call my close friends) on a different forum, so I hope to make some new friends on here
Sorry if this is TMI.
Thank you for reading