Just started exercising last week...lost 3 pounds!
I'm a size 14 and have been for about 5 or 6 years. When I weighed 155 pounds, I was STILL a size 14, but I looked and felt a LOT better. Right now, I'm usually a tight 14, sometimes a 16. When I weighed 155, I felt so good about myself. I was still "overweight," but I had a high self-esteem and I enjoyed going out with my friends. Now, I'm almost ashamed to go anywhere. Wherever I go, I feel like everyone is staring at me and thinking about how fat I look. I am not happy with myself. I have tried time and time again to lose weight, it I never stuck with my plan. This time, I decided to do it for health's sake. Type 2 diabetes runs in my family and I know that if I kept going on the path I was on, I would have gotten it eventually. I have been drinking lots of water, eating healthier, and exercising for 20-30 minutes, 5-6 times per week. After a little over one week, I stepped on the scale and was happy to see that I lost 3 pounds! As far as exercise, I have been playing Dance Dance Revolution. It's a GREAT workout and yes--it's a video game! Anyway, I have about 30 pounds left to go and I know I can do it. It's going to take some time.