Hi my names Bek, I am 15, and live on the gold coast.
I really want to lose weight!. I have tried to lose weight before but I've never been disciplined enough and have gone off track. I only decided that i was going to go on a diet/weight loss regime two days ago. But i already feel more motivated than ever before. I have enlisted the help of my family. So there going to try to buy healthy food and not buy so much junk! and have been looking at healthy recipes and other peoples weight loss stories on this site. I am a size 14/16 depending on what shop i shop at. I would love to get down to a size 12. I would just like to look good in clothes. Australia is apparently in the top 30 most fattest countries. But looking around at school and when i go out i only see skinny people. You go to the beach and every girl is wearing bikini's and look great! You walk into supre and the clothes are small enough to fit a doll! Arggh! And people are so judgmental. I wish everyone could be accepted no matter what shape and size they are. I'm not losing weight so people wont judge me. Because people judge you no matter what you look like. But i'm losing weight because i know that if i don't start now. I'll stay big all my life. I need to get a healthy diet and get exercising while i'm young. Because it's easier when your young (apparently). And i know i'm only 15 but when i do have a family i want them to be fit and healthy. Because i don't want them to have to go through the weight loss struggle. I know i can lose the weight if i can keep a healthy diet and exercise. I'm not going to try one of those shake diets or extreme cabbage diets. Because for me i know they wouldn't work! i eat my emotions, i eat when i'm bored, and most of the time i eat junk. tim tams, lollies, chocolate, ice cream, chips, any type of junk you can name. I eat it. But yesterday, as i was sitting at maccas. I was eating apple slices because of my diet, and i was watching my dad eat ice cream, and i was just imagining it sliding down into his stomach and forming fat. It totally turned me off getting an ice cream. So i think if i just imagine every junk food i see as a big pile of fat. That should turn me off it lol. Well i can hope
So heres my plan:
Exercise at least once a day
Have smaller portion sizes
Have apple's yogurts, nuts as snacks
keep looking for motivation
watch how many calories i'm eating (but not religiously)
make sure not to eat too many carbs.
have a treat a week to control my sweet tooth
use the recipes on this site and other healthy eating sites
weigh my self each week and be pleased with any weight loss!
Well i'll keep you guys posted on how im doing!