I am 19, 5'9 and currently ~112kg. Thanks to depression, anxiety, OCD and medication (along with horrible eating habits, of course!) I have stacked on the weight in leaps and bounds. I managed to hover around 75-85kg for years after gaining the initial weight (up from 63kg), interspersed with relatively successful dieting attempts. After each recent successive relationship failure however, the weight has just continued to pile on.
I have tried Weight Watchers, Lite 'N' Easy and a litany of fad diets. Most have worked, but not long-term. I have always known that it is simple lifestyle changes that will lead to long-term weight loss but I have found it hard to walk by the quick and easy route. I am planning on this year being the end to all that! After finally getting other aspects of my life on track, I feel like it is finally time to tackle the big one.
I am not usually one to air my dirty laundry, but after a few false starts already this year, I am hoping that by joining this forum and writing this post I will feel like I have a responsiblity to stick to my goals.
May I also say that it is extremely inspiring and motivating to see the success that so many of you have achieved. Keep up the great work guys!