I hope I am doing this right. I haven't posted here before although I have read a few threads and the like.
I am a 22 year old research specialist, I work in a lab 8+ hours a day, most of which I sit on my bum. I decided last May that I needed to lose weight because an aunt very close to me passed away at a young age from a massive heart attack and I didn't want that to be me. Since then I tried to eat better, get a better lifestyle going and get into the mindset for losing weight, though I really didn't put any thing into motion until Jan of this year. Shortly before my aunt passed I had gotten into a car accident that really messed up my spine and it hurt to do anything but stand up, and even that hurt. I couldnt sleep, couldnt eat, and was over all miserable for a long time. I gained 15 lbs in a short time just from being in bed all day. Then I realized that if I dropped the weight, even though I wouldnt be the same, I could at least start to feel better everywhere else.
From Jan to April I did weight watchers. I got a new job last Nov that allowed me to buy better foods and keep a watch of eating anything processed and things like that. However, April 4th I bucked up for a gym membership to planet fitness to get me out of the house and moving. Here I am 4 months and some odd days later and I am, every day, loving myself more and more. I decided to lose weight because I wanted to be healthy, but along the way I learned taht I never did love myself and now I am getting better and better at doing just that. I just wanted to share a little bit about myself and see how you guys were doing
Aged 22 years. Starting weight Jan 2011: 254.6 lbs Weight as of April 2011: 244 lbs (10 lbs down from Weight Watchers) Current weight: 219.2 lbs Goal weight: 150 lbs Height: 5 ft 2 in.
I attribute my weight lost success thus far to the gym. It gets me moving, gives me more energy, and the people there are amazing. I still keep it up, 5-7 days a week, and love every minute of it. Since I've started there I have been lurking around webmd and even a few websites around the block and have been eating right and healthier, and I truly believe I can keep up with this View Thread