My name is Jessie, Im 23 years old (soon to be 24 in 12 days
) and probably like a lot of people i've decided that 2008 is the year I am going to get off my butt - stop complaining about being overweight and actually do something about it!
My weight has flunctuated up and down since i hit puberty, at my smallest i was 56 kg (this was in my teens) and at my heaviest i think I was around 77kg (although i was completely in denial at that time so I dont really know for sure! and this was probably late 2006).
At the moment I weigh 69 kg and as I am only short (157cm) i am about a size 12-14.
2007 was a year of massive change for me - I got out of a 5 relationship with a guy who had over time lowered my self esteem enormously (he actually told me when at one stage he wanted to leave me it was because of the way i looked, when i asked what DID he like about me - personality, character traits etc. he said "Im not good with this stuff i cant think of anything" #$^@#%@&!!)
I decided to go to UNI and study visual art - which is my main passion in life, and i also met my current boyfriend who is amazing in everyway - including the way he makes me feel about myself!. My newfound self esteem helped me shed a bit of weight last year but i still have a way to go.
So hi everyone, I hope to get the chance to share my journey as well as yours. This year WILL be the year i take control of my weight!