Helloooo community! I have also never done this before in my life but for the past year I feel sick looking at myself. 2012 I decided to take a stand. I am now 21 years old, 5'8 and have weighed at avg 175-180 the past year. The second week of January my mother passed away after a three year battle with lung cancer. As you can imagine it was very emotionally unsettling. I found myself at my highest weight after that, 192-193 pounds!! I had to put my foot down. I joined the gym again and said I am going hard! ...It didn't quite happen that way. Starting about mid-march I found this website with the tools and quizzes and videos and articles and so much more and it instantly motivated me! I am down to 178 with 18 pounds to go until I reach my first goal. I too want to cry, still, when I look at the scale. When I look in the mirror. Younger years, I never went beyond 150 until college! It's very upsetting to see the changes but I feel I am finally motivated to do something about it! I need help. Healthy meal plans are so hard to keep up with when you are a college student with bills and a job and finals and so on.. I know those excuses do not make it impossible but all the same its difficult. I need a community of people who understand my needs and have great advice/motivation to help keep me going! I've got to get healthy. I've got to lead a healthier/longer life. For me and for my family! HELP ?!View Thread
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