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Old 05-03-2008, 08:02 PM   #181
Kitegirl24
Changing for the better
 
Join Date: May 2008
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Hello everyone...

Let's see, I have always been 5-10lbs above what I would like to be as long as I can remember. I was always a chubby kid (hey, I loved to eat...what can I say). My parents, at least since I was born, were very fitness-focused and went to the gym every day; I started going on-and-off when I was maybe 12/13 or so. I would go through bouts of eating healthy and exercising, but not long enough to lose any weight, so I would get discouraged and return to not really caring. I have always known the right things to do, but could never force myself to implement them. Overall, my appearance has always been the core of my low self-esteem; I was never truly depressed but have always been slightly insecure, which prevents me from going after what I want sometimes. This is the main reason why I want to finally commit myself to a lifestyle change that will improve my health and boost my confidence!

Additionally, once I got to college, I gained more weight due to overeating in the dining hall and not hitting the gym outside of the required P.E. classes. I am finishing my second year of studies and planning to go abroad junior year, and I'll be darned if I leave the States in the sorry shape I'm in now!

So that's my story so far - I hope to find support here in achieving my goal, and I am eager to support others as well! I think we all know how tough it is to take care of ourselves, no matter what size we are.

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