Hi there people,
I'm Melie and I just found this site today. I decided to procrastinate at work and look around the internet...this website has a lot of useful information and I'm going cross eyed reading it...
Anyway, about me I suppose...
I'm 22, have been overweight all my life [except for a brief period when I was 16/17 yet thought I was quite overweight then] and for a while there was really upset about my physical appearance. Problem was, I didn't do much about it.
What have I done to get myself started? Well, I've recently quit chocolate [again] and I must say, I feel better for it. I've been at the gym for about a year now and even though I haven't really lost any dress sizes, I have noticed that my muscles are 'bulking' and the fat is being redistributed which is better than becoming fatter.
In terms of food though, I've been going pretty well for the last two years because I can't stand the taste of oil [or anything like that] due to the fact that I had gall stones for quite a while [until October last year when they took out my gall bladder]. But my food intake these days is even better than before. However, it could be much better and I'm finally doing something about that.
I'm also in the process of changing gyms as I'll be going with my brother soon as he also needs motivation. So I'm kind of taking a couple of weeks off [going to the gym] but am looking at buying a fitball and some weights, so I'm still doing something in the mean time.
In terms of life, I'm happy - I'm just not excited about my physical appearance but I don't let it get me down [often]. At the end of the day, I am who I am, not what I look like and why should I worry about what anyone else thinks of me because of my being overweight? I'm the one that needs be comfortable in my own body, not them. It's not like I'm out there to score [if you know what I mean].
I just get so furious at how shallow people can be.
Ultimately though, I know I'm doing something about it, so stuff everyone else.
I was thinking about going in to more detail, but I shalln't. I think this is a pretty good introduction.
So for now, I bid thee adieu.