This post isn't so much my progress at the moment, as I'm just re-starting, but more-so what I hope for my progress to be.
well, i don't have a set of scales at home (which some may say is a good thing with the whole 'muscle weighs more than fat' thing) so I can't jot down my starting weight. Last time I checked, I was around 68kg - I was 70kg at my biggest, which was around August last year, and then again a couple of months ago. When I was around 16 I weighed 55kg, and looking back, that is my ideal body shape. I'm sure these days I would probably weigh more at that size, as I'd be more interested in having muscle definition, whereas back then I was just plain slim (even if I didn't think so at the time). So, since I don't have scales, I'm measuring my progress by the clothes I can and can't fit into. Being the sentimental fool that I am, I've hung onto all of my old clothes, even though I can't fit into half of them - but that will come in handy now. My first goal is to be able to wear my black skinny jeans without them digging into me, giving me love handles, etc. They fit me now, just not very comfortably. My next goal will be to wear my size 12 Just Jeans jeans, which were loose on me in 2005 (when I was around 60kg). The next goal will be to wear my white skinny jeans (also a size 12, only tighter) comfortably. My absolute goal is my Lee size 10 red velvet pants - my favourite item of clothing I've ever owned - I wore them a few times in year 11 and 12 but quickly grew out of them (as I'd moved out of home, got my licence and discovered the drive thru). They are gorgeous, I'll post some pics of them some time. I'm mainly measuring my weight loss by pants, not tops, basically because my top half (well from my waist up) is actually quite small. My arms could do with some toning up, but my shoulders, upper back and waist have always been rather small and I'm sure they will be maintained by the work I'm doing to get my lower half into shape aswell.
The other thing I need to do is work out what food intolerances I have. Apparently when I was a baby, I was lactose intolerant - it makes sense, as if I have milk or dairy in the mornings these days, I feel queasy and light-headed, and end up bloated all day. Also, from about year 9 or so, I've been holding my stomach in all day every day. I've been controlling my stomach muscles for so long, trying to suck in my 'pot belly' that it comes naturally and I do it without thinking now. While it's a good thing to know, it sucks that it's gotten to that point. Even when I was a tiny size 10, i still had this bloated belly, and it gets worse when i have dairy or bread (which i love so much!) - so i'm sure it's an intolerance of some kind. I'd love to be able to wear a tight top, without having to suck my tummy in or see it jiggle or get that 'donut' shape visible through the shirt (you know what I mean haha).
I tried to start doing all of this a couple of months ago, and gave myself until my 21st birthday. Since that is at the end of next month, i don't think it's going to happen that quickly, but I'd love to be able to at least have my black skinny jeans loose on me, and have my family (who live in QLD) to be able to see me and notice a big difference since the last time they saw me (which was Easter).
Anyway, just thought I'd let everyone know my story!! Thanks guys, this is a great forum, loads of support and info.