So good to read everyone's posts - they're always so positive!
I joined this forum back in June and really didn't visit much. I have not lost any weight, instead, have put it on. I thought I'd re-introduce myself, in hope of receiving some motivational responses. Last time I joined, I think I had only 2 resonses, which was a bit disheartening.
Anyway, here goes:
My name is Hayley. I live in Exmouth (Ningaloo Reef), Western Australia. I am 26 years old and have a 2 year 4month old son. I have suffered from eating disorders during my late teenage years, weighing in at 51kg when I was 179cm tall, wearing size 6 clothing.
Well, my weight slowly increased, especially after having Connor nearly 2 and a half years ago and I find it very hard to get motivated to do exercise or eat healthily. I am an upper primary school teacher and find that by the time I get home, I am too tired to want to do any exercise.
I am now the heaviest I've evr been, weighing in at 88kgs and am a size 16. I am very depressed at the moment, avoid going out in public because I'm ashamed of what I look like and have now found that I've started avoiding my husband and I'm embarrassed of what he must think about my body!
I feel disgusting and want to lose weight badly, preferably 23kg.
I know I have a long way to go but would really appreciate regular contact with members of this site, to give and receive encouragement or advice.
I've thought of registering in the Body Blitz 12 week challenge but am a little scared of having to send in full length photos- back, side and front! I think that doing something like this might help and hey, the overall female winner wins $5000 - not a bad incentive!
I have also considered joining Global Health & Fitness. They offer personlised nutririon and exercise programs via the internet. It is a recommended site, advertised on this weightloss forum's home page. Has anyone had a look at the site or even joined? I'd be really interested in others' feedback before commiting to a membership to Global Fitness.
Anyway, am feel a little embarrassed now, after spilling out my feelings. Looking forward to regular contact via the forum, with others who are ultimately trying to achieve the same as me.