my name is Kristy, I'm almost 20 and from Adelaide, SA.
I have been working hard the past 9 or so months to lose weight that i gained after moving down to Adelaide.
I have always been a bigger girl, despite growing up with a relatively healthy lifestyle.
When I moved to Adelaide to study I started to earn money and was exposed to what I call the Adelaide life - lots of take away and drinking alcohol. It didn't help that my two best friends were bigger girls and although I am responsible for my own actions, I was often influenced by the people around me.
The kilos started to pile on, and before i knew it i had gained 15 kilos. I was a wreck, I was lazy and nothing would fit me in the clothes shops.
One day I decided enough was enough and finally did something about it. I started off by changing my eating habits and I lost about 10 kilos. I then joined a gym (its a miracle!) and lost a further 10 kilos. But not only have I lost 20 kilos, my whole body shape has changed and I am the smallest i've been since before puberty! haha. I am now fitting into size 10 pants (sometimes still 12 depending) and 10s and smalls on the top. I am still bigger on my bottom half (legs, bum, thighs) but i am still working on that area as weight in that area runs in my family.
I used to be the girl who sat out on sports days at school and faked sickies to get out of it. I am now considered very fit by all my trainers at the gym and can run 8km on the treadmill! I still have my ups and downs, and it definitely doesn't get easier. This is why I have joined this forum. I hope to find the support on here that I have lacked while losing weight. My friends weren't very supportive. They have been caught up in their own lives and I suspect a bit of jealously. My first and ONLY compliment from them was that my boobs had shrunk. I feel I need this little bit of extra support at this time because I'm nearing those last few kilos that can be very stubborn. I last weighed myself and was 64 kilos. My goal weight is 60. Being the Christmas season I no doubt would have gained a couple kilo. But on 5th of Jan I intend on getting back on track with everything and reaching my goal. I am so proud and think I should share this with everyone because if you put your mind to it, you can do anything
Hopefully I can meet some great people on here and make some new friends.
Take care all