hello. Have been reading the boards here and it felt like the right place to share my journey. I am a mum of two, 164cm and weighing in at 97 kgs. I was diagnosed with bipolar II last year, after thinking I just had depression and emotional eating issues. My condition is now managed with meds but i unfortunately gained back 17 kgs of the 30 kgs i lost the previous year!
I also have to have my gall-bladder removed later in the year -it's full of stones which the Drs suspect may have been caused by my yo-yo dieting and large amounts of weight gained/lost/gained.
I work long hours as a pre-school teacher, which has also created bad eating habits- starve/binge etc.
I'm in the midst of quitting smoking, have stopped the nightly glasses of wine ( mother's little helper ! ) and now am looking at trying to lose some weight!
i guess my first goal would be to get to 80 kgs ( again! ) and then ultimately 75 kgs. I hope to meet some of you here on the forum and look forward to sharing our stories.