ok, so i thought i would write a bit about how i got to this point in my life, as far as my weight goes, dunno how long it will be but i won't be offended if you don't read it coz its too long
ok, so as a kid i was pretty skinny, i probably call myself average, late primary school i became a little more chubby but not hugely fat. then early high school as puberty hit i lost weight again, or perhaps it was that i grew into my weight (if that makes sense), anyways then year 9 and 10 i really put on a lot of weight and at around the end of year 10, maybe early year 11 i weighed in the vicinity of 90-95kg. thankfully at that point i had a very good gp who bought up my weight with my mum and gave us tips on how to reduce it and by the end of year 12 i was back down i think somewhere in the 70's, which also came from the fact that i was going to a lot of parties and dancing the night away so to speak
So, i found out in June 1999 (the year after i graduated year 12) that my thyroid was overactive (which could have been a contributing factor to some of the weight i lost late 1998), which had made me very skinny (i think in the 60's somewhere but not sure coz i wasn't weighing myself) despite the fact i was eating for almost all my waking hours (an overactive thyroid speeds up your metabolism amongst other things for those of you who don't know). so anyways i went on medication for that which then made my thyroid underactive coz the dose was too high and put weight back on, up to around 90 again. anyway after they got my dose right my weight went back down a bit and i hovered in the 80s for a while.
then i moved out of home and started uni in 2001 and that was when my weight really started to increase again, though it had been going slowly up for the previous 6-12 months. i think it was a combination of some leftover bad eating habits from when my thyroid was overactive and i was eating A LOT, and the freedom of living alone and being able to eat whatever i wanted!!
so anyways by the end of 2001 i was around 95-100kg (didn't have accurate scales at the time), did lose a bit over summer 2001/2002 but then put more on after that which continued, then in mid 2005 I was around 112kg and decided to go to my GP and request a dietician referral to help me lose weight, my GP however suggested that i join jenny craig or weight watchers or one of those type of organisations, so i joined jenny craig coz i didn't like the idea of the group weigh in thing with weight watchers. this went well to start with and at my lowest with JC i was 100.8kg, but then i got a bit over eating the same food everyday and wanted to eat normal food again, so over 2006 i ate a combination of JC and takeaway basically coz i tried to keep food i wasn't supposed to eat out of the house hopign that would encourage me to eat the JC, anyway by december last year my weight was about 108kg.
Then in december last year i had an operation in an attempt to fix my reflux and because i couldn't eat proper food for a while afterwards my weight got back down near 100kg, but then 2007 started and i moved to Canberra, and it took nearly 2 months to find a rental so i was moving around different friends houses was eating a lot of takeaway, my weight went back to 112kg in late march. then i joined Healthy Inspirations after hearing about it from a friend. I got to 108 kg in mid april, then my cat got very sick and i got VERY stressed and did a lot of comfort eating, crept back to 110 by end of April. then the dreaded flu/virus season started, and i caught everything going, couldn't exercise coz i couldn't breath (i have asthma and being sick made that bad) andate a lot of crap coz was just eating what i felt like. then was just starting to get on track again in august and got a phonecall from WA saying my grandad was dying, so flew back there and was there when he died, came back and did comfort eating, weighed around 116 when i got back from perth, then again started to get back on track, got to 115 and my brother and his girlfriend arrived for a hol from WA (mid sept), and that led to a week of eating crap, was 118kg when they left.
anyways following that i had some stresses with uni and assignments and then the cumulative effects of all the stressors i've had this year caught up with me and i got a bit depressed and unmotivated, and my weight crept up to 121 point something, which needless to say didn't help my mood. anyways as i started to get on top of my mood i decided that healthy inspirations wasn't working for me and i quit, and just started to try and eat a bit better, got to 120, then i found this website, and well now here i am.
Anyways, thanks for reading if you've got this far!!!