Let me try to give you an introduction about me and why I decided to join this site. I'll try
to keep it short, buuuut that's always kind of tough for me
This is my first time
joining any sort of online community specifically about weightloss. I've been browsing sites about dieting and weightloss for a couple of weeks now, and unfortunately, I haven't found any to my liking. What I wanted from a site, was an outlet for me to rant about my frustrations
on losing weight, chatting
to other people who understand what I'm going through and most importantly, finding an online community where I can have the support I need
. Today when I stumbled on this site, I thought it was going to be another failure of a site (no offense :]) but I was pleasantly surprised! Even though this is an Australian site, I have a good feeling, or vibe as some might call it, about this site and I hope this will turn out to be the online community for me
Like my subject/title says, I'm a 'chubby', 'well rounded', 'plump' teen. I've always been 'big boned' as my dad calls me, and I never really minded being the cute chubby kid. But you know, when you grow up, puberty and being an adolescence catches up to you and you start caring about your image...
Before I continue, I should give you some basic info about me.
I'm currently 15 years YOUNG (haha). I'm from the freezer on the top of the world, Canada. No, I DON'T live in an igloo nor do I say 'eh' at the end of all my sentences. I guess one could say I'm a hyphenated Canadian. As in, I'm Chinese-Canadian
. Most people tell me I'm mature
for my age, and I'd like to think that I actually am. I love to talk and listen to people (Psychology, here I come!) and Art, English and History are among my favorite subjects. I am scientifically and mathematically challenged...it shows in my grades too
I am well liked by most people and I'm super friendly (so you SHOULD
reply to this
) I have a German Shepherd that my family and I adopted 3 years ago.......and I'm getting off topic. ANYWAY
, what I was going to say is, even though I have loads of friends and a pretty encouraging family, I can't talk to them about losing weight. They won't understand
what I'm going through. My dad's a middle age business man who plays golf twice a week so he's in pretty good shape for a man his age. My mom used to be fat like me as a kid, but she slimmed down when she was 14-15 and has been thin ever since. My sisters are both on the swim team, so naturally, they're well toned. One of my sisters looks as if she could be anorexic, we're constantly forcing her to eat double portions on meals...but that's another story.
So I am the odd one out
, the weakest link
in our family. I'm TIRED of being bigger than them. I'm not exactly in the obese category which I am thankful about, but I know I am overweight. I am currently...150 pounds or so. I'm 167 cm. I have a roll of disgusting fat. I am scared of summer
, knowing that people will see this flab on my stomache when I wear tank tops. I can't wear a bikini in fear of unsightly bulges. I want to be 120 pounds or less. That..is my goal. I know it's going to be hard
, but I want to lose 30 pounds by June. I'm crazy, aren't I? I've been exercising daily for the past month. I go to the gym every day and I do cardio for 35 minutes. Starting two weeks ago, I've also been doing exercises for my abdominal muscles. I haven't seen any change yet...so I am getting slightly discouraged. I like to eat
...I can't help it. So dieting is really hard for me and I haven't ever managed to stick to a diet. You know, the stereotype that Chinese or Asians are always petite and slim do NOT fit me at all. I guess it's those damn Canadian food that I've grown up with.
Wow, I should stop typing. I warned you about me rambling on and on! This is almost getting to be a book, haha.
For those of you who managed to endure all this, I salute you
. I actually really hope I get comments
on this, it would be a self esteem booster and won't make me look so much of a loser for typing all this lol. Oh, and any advice or tips for easier/quicker/more affective ways to lose weight would be greatly appreciated!