Well, first of all I should start out with a big hello and good luck to everyone and their goals. ^_^
I found this site by looking at Google and trying to find some tricks to dieting. I was very lucky to find this instead.
Anyway, a little about myself. I am 20 years old and I live in Newcastle, NSW. I'm doing a Bachelor of Psychology at University and work in Child Care.
About 4 years ago, I lost a large ammount of weight. At that point I went from about 90kg down to 60kg and I was very happy with myself (even though I could have done with losing another 5-10kg!). I was so caught up in my happiness that I didn't see the drama coming. At that time I was in high school, I had a boyfriend and a group of really close friends. I'd always had problems losing weight so my parents and I saved some money and I enrolled in the SureSlim program. I was more than happy with the results.
Of course, after that, my boyfriend starting abusing me and when I left him, my friends decided to leave me too.
I have struggled with depression my whole life but that really tipped the scale for me. First I started undoing all my hard work by hiding at home and eating whatever I could find. Then I started taking anti-depressants and try as I might, I still failed to lose weight and instead gained.
I grew back to a very large 95kg (I'm only 5'2") but I still felt ok with myself. It wasn't until a fortnight ago, when I was knocked back for a job (they said they were concerned for my health which we all know is just a kind, indiscriminatory way of saying 'You're too fat'), that I really started to do something about my weight. It was a combination of the job knock-back and the fact that there are no clothes for overweight teens. I had recently been clothes shopping for Winter and at the end of an upsetting and exhausting day, I came home with nothing.
So for the past week or so I have been back on my old SureSlim diet and I exercise twice a day. I'm only at the beginning but I can already feel the sun on the horizon. I'm hoping I can gain some great motivation to keep on dieting and exercising. ^_^