My name is Jaimie and I am obese... It is actually a huge feat for me to admit that, because for so long I have been sitting here in my little food filled bubble, choosing not to believe that I am actually the size I am. To be honest, I didn't own a pair of scales until about a year ago because I was so far in denial about my problem. I used to make fun of my sister - who is also obese - and think nothing of how ironic my comments were...
I am just over 100kgs (currently 101.6) and I am ready to make a change!
Here is a little background info for all of you out there... I am 22 years old, and live in the Northern Territory. I have been married for just over 3 months to the love of my life. My husband is very supportive, but there is only so much a thin person can understand about weightloss... To be honest, he has no idea of the emotions we go through when we are over weight, let alone the emotional rollercoaster I am about to jump on when it comes to weight loss. I have two gorgeous kitties - Cino and Latte (bet you wouldn't have guessed that I love my coffee, and used to be a barista)! I work at a desk job which I absolutely loathe, but it is helping us set up our live and enabling me to learn the skills I need to be able to achieve my dream career.
So why am I overweight? Because I don't respect myself enough to worry about what I eat! I have never been a confident person, and I have always hidden behind the kilos because that way I wouldn't have to let anyone in. Everyone just looks at me and see's that I am ugly and lazy and they walk away and don't bother me. Yes, the weight is a comfort tool, but not anymore!
I am currently a size 20, and want to lose 40 kilograms so I weigh 60kgs, and feel like a million bucks! I have started aqua aerobics (4 afternoons a week), I have bought smaller plates, I have given up softdrink and potato, and I have cut back my bread intake...
So here and now, for all of you to read, I am beginning my journey to a skinnier, healthier Jaimie!
I want you all to keep me accountable! Lets do this! Let's make the world a lighter place