Where shall I start? Well, You can call me Annellie. I'm a 23 y.o. European gal. I've been overweight my whole life. My problems started with my parents over-feeding me as a toddler. My weight was growing constantly over the years:
At the age of 7 I was 35 kg (77 lbs)
At the age of 9 I was 60 kg (132 lbs)
At the age of 11 I was 75 kg (165 lbs)
At the age of 13 I was 90 kg (198 lbs)
At the age of 15 I was 100 kg (220 lbs) <--- started dieting at this point.
At the age of 16 I was 65 kg (143 lbs)
At the age of 19 I was 94 kg (207 lbs)
At the age of 20 I was 88 kg (194 lbs)
At the age of 21 I was 71 kg (156 lbs)
Now I am 5''5' (165 cm) and my weight fluctuates between 156 and 184 lbs, when ideally it should be around 120 - 130 lbs. I've tried many diets, starved myself, ate vegetarian, logged my food and exercise to online calorie counters, like sparkpeople.com, livestrong.com, loseit.com or myfitnesspal.com, but none of it matched my needs and I kept losing motivation.
Currently I am struggling with depression, binge eating, severe migraine and social anxiety. I've discovered fitday.com a few days ago and improvement in my conditions gives me hope that this time I might be able to control my moods, my eating habits and my life.
It would be nice to find someone with similar problems or make some weight loss buddies, because staying alone in this turmoil isn't easy.