Hi I'm Brooke, I'm 21 and I have recently made the decision to lose some weight.
I have never been a skinny girl although I used to be a lot thinner. I weigh approximately 95kg and my goal is to be around 65kg.
I have a large frame so I think 65kg is an appropriate goal. The thing is... I am scared of scales.
I avoid at all costs jumping on the scales so I honestly don't know how much I weigh.
My boyfriend Rohan is tall and lean, and pretty much eats whatever he wants - without putting on weight. Living out of home with him means that we generally eat the same food, same amounts at the same time. I put most of my weight on since Rohan and I started going out 1.5 years ago. They say that tends to happen when you are comfortable in a relationship..
I must admit my diet was a lot healthier when I lived at home and my mum was cooking..!
At the moment I eat a lot of take away - it's convenient and easy. I don't like cooking much.. but I need to start. I also like to have a drink or two on the weekends, or on Wednesday's at my local pub. I do, however, drink at LEAST 2L of water per day, generally when I am at work, which has also done wonders for my skin.
My plan is to:
[*] Do 30-40 minutes of walking/time on the cross trainer at home 4-5 times a week.
[*] Continue drinking 2L of water per day
[*] Cut down on drinking - being Designated Dave is not so bad anyway.
[*] Make sure I eat breakfast EVERYDAY
[*] Take notice of the fat content/calories/sugar in the food I eat.
[*] Stop making excuses..!
Anyway I look forward to talking with all of you and hearing your success stories.