Hey again everyone,
I've just joined up tonight, and introduced myself in the introduction part of the forum and thought also that blogging my progress & ups/downs would be a good move too. (I hope I'm blogging in the right place
I've always been a pretty big girl for my height, only 5'1ish. But I've really stacked it on over the last couple of years. Within the last two years, my parents marriage has ended, my younger sister became a single mum at 19 and my dad had surgery for prostate cancer - thankfully they got it all and he'll be ok. I believe that this little chain of event's led to some depression, comfort eating & just a lack of interest in me doing anything positive, but I have decided that 2008 will be the beginning of a new year, where I will start putting myself & my health as a higher priority.
I've found a lot of comfort in drinking, which will be a very hard vice to break, but I am determined to get past it, due to the repercussions it will have down the track.
Currently the scales tip 90kg, the books say 50ish for my height, but I am aiming for around 55kg. I'm in my early 20's and believe there is more to life than what I am living at the moment.
My motivation is to reduce my cancer/heart disease risk for down the track and also, I wouldn't mind a bloke around and one day have a couple of kids, to give my beautiful nephew some cousins
Thankyou to all of you who have already said hi and shown support tonight, I look forward to getting to know everyone & sharing the weightloss experience.