So I’m 26, female from Sydney. After having lost weight 3 times over the last 10 years through silly methods (duromine, other illegal drugs and partying, short term diet & exercise and not having a long term plan) I have finally lost 15.9 kilos over a year through sensible diet and recording EVERYTHING I eat and drink, and exercising.
I hit a major plateau about 3 months ago and realized I HAD to change something. I knew what the answer was for a loooong time but for some reason was scared to face it. I had to give up Alcohol.
Even though I stuck to a very clean and vegetarian diet I was binge drinking (and chain smoking) every weekend and even some weekdays. What a waste of the hours spent in the gym! I would drink copious amounts Vodka & Cranberry juice or Red Bull (yuck!) or red wine and then kid myself somehow that it’s ok.. Even though I knew exactly how many calories I was consuming, I just never considered them as real calories (??!!)
The first weekend was hard.. well not hard, but seriously boring. But now I am so glad I had the strength to let go of something that was gripping me so tightly and I didn’t even realize it’s stronghold until I let it go.
Anyway, since I stopped the binge drinking, my weight loss has gotten back on track and my body has changed in noticeable ways. At my highest recorded weight (this particular time) I was 86 kilos and I’m now 67 (I do remember being around 100 kilos at one time). My current goal is 63kg.
I am really interested in weight training because I don’t just want to be thin, I want to be fit, strong and healthy for life.
I have never joined a forum before, but I really want to meet other like minded people, because my friends are the types of people with lightning fast metabolisms who live on KFC and never exercise, but still stay thin lol