Your amazing enthusiasm and the positive energy of this forum has turned from a 'lurker' to a member as I begin my weight loss journey.
I am currently 72.5kg and want to shed about 13 kg to get me under 60kg. My first goal is to get to 67kg so I am just within the healthy weight range for my height (164cm).
I have gained and lost and gained and lost and gained a lot of weight over the years, swinging between 53kg and 75kg over the past 5 years! I have a wardrobe full of size eights to size 14s and everything in between. Extremely unhealthy, I know.
It's time to get down to a healthy weight and stay there, once and for all. It used to be so easy to shed 4kg - I would just step up the exercise a bit for a month and it would come off so easily. Now it's just not the same!
I've always been quite physically active (hiking, martial arts, jogging, walking) and I used to be able to eat whatever I wanted without gaining weight, but now I've found that's just not the case! Welcome to your mid-thirties... and like so many other people, I also lead a very sedentary work life (hello computer).
I was always a thin child, teenager and all the way through to my mid twenties (always under 54kg) and so it's still kind of shocking to find myself offically overweight.
I don't have kids yet (that's on the cards for the future - but have to get healthier first) and am married to a gorgeous man who loves me whatever size I am.
I will continue to exercise regularly and battle the sugar monster while enjoying your stories, support and collective knowledge.
Thanks for listening to my story
Just keep moving! And don't be lazy...
SW: 74.3kg - 1/1/09
CW: 71.1kg - 3/5/09