I'm Misery, I've been overweight since very young, gained even more recently.
Ready to change.
Going to experiment until I find the right balance between indulgence, comfort, and fitness.
I added way too much information earlier so, I am getting more to the point.
I like art, I spend most of my time seated, I used to eat whatever I want without really caring about the consequences. Barely ever exercised more then 20 mins.. I'm finally taking control over my own actions, and my body. Pushing myself to see how far I can go when I truly put my efforts in.
Thank you everyone for your support, advice, and kindness.
I feel like I'm part of a team.
~19 yrs old
Last edited by Misery16226; 03-12-2011 at 05:43 AM.
Thank you for putting your story out there, Misery. I hope it helped you a bit to get it out, and I'm sure that it will help many others who can relate to various parts of it.
I just want to say to you that it is not too late to start taking care of yourself. We've all put our bodies through a lot in some form or fashion, but you are still very young and have a lot of time to enjoy a healthy life. If you look at the years you spend making not-so-great choices as blips in an overall lifetime of generally good ones, you still come out ahead. I commend you for making that decision at a young age. I also want you to know that you deserve this...for many people, feeling that they deserve the time and effort it takes to get healthy is one of the biggest hurdles to get through.
Take one step at a time, make small changes along the way, and challenge yourself and be gentle with yourself when you need to be. You can do this. Use the forums for support, for answers, for opinions, whatever you need. There are a lot of people here willing to share all of the above and more and we are looking forward to seeing more posts from you!
And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.
Cassie stated it very well, but I just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS on deciding to take care of you, and taking your life into your own hands. You've had a life full of experience so far, and you can go forward knowing that you can probably get through ANYTHING if you've already gotten through that -- losing the weight will be a wonderful life-affirming thing.
You seem like you've got a good plan in place so far. Even just one little change every day, they all add up to big changes over time. Welcome welcome, and we're all here for each other
Female, 31 years old, 5'4 1/2" tall
Starting weight 1/4/11 = 215.2 lbs.
Weight 9/19/14 = 176.6 (net: -38.6)
Last mini-goal: 180 lbs. REACHED! Reward - new sports bra
Current min-goal: 175 lbs.
Next large goal: 165 lbs. by 12/25/2014
Lowest weight: 156.7 lbs.
150.2 lbs. <--- Official "Healthy BMI" weight
Estimated final goal: 130-140 lbs.
"You don't have to change your life today. You only need to change your day today."
I also just wanted to congratulate you for making the decision to change your life. At 19 you have so much ahead of you and with your determination you can really make a difference!
Keep at it and if you want to talk just post away!
Weight Jan 10, 2011 = 175 pounds
Weight Oct 10, 2011 = 146
Ultimate weight goal = 140 pounds sometime before the end of 2011
So inspiring to hear about your courage to change your life around ...one pound at time. Hang in there!! sounds like your've got support in place and right attitude. Perhaps soon you'll no longer want to be known as misery...you sound too strong and optimistic to be called this!!
Thanks everyone for your support and positive replies.
Already 4 days into this, I feel healthier. Happier.
There's boost of self-esteem, waking up everyday knowing that i'm not going to give up, that i have a goal for my life.
And going to bed at night knowing that I've done a good job for my health
I shower & brush my teeth more, and even have done a few extra chores around the house. Haven't forgot to take my vitamins. Brush my hair twice a day. Even have been flossing.
I know these are basic hygiene, but I was so depressed for so long, I really let a lot of things slide. I'm taking care of my health, and it is having a domino effect
Some of this started at the beginning of this year. But a huge amount of it is from only 4 days ago. I found this site, and I really was so touched to see SO MANY PEOPLE who have lost weight, whether its 5 pounds or 300 pounds. To see that I can track everything in 1 place, talk to people about it, have some support, has caused a huge amount of motivation for me. I realized I can do this for the first time I'm not just "gunna sorta try"
This site is now really special to me, and every person here in the forums really has helped me a lot. <3
P.S the name Misery, really suits me a lot most of the time.. usually when I'm alone, and slightly bored. I get really down quite often. But as 01gt4.6 (Mike) said = I might have to change the name someday.
__________________ ★Misery, 19, Female, 5'6"★
•Start weight: around 250 on 03/07/2011
•Current weight: 238.0 on 05/23/2011
•Main goal : be 150lb by 03/07/2012
♦Weight lost so far : 12lb
24 pounds lighter (217lb) by July 4th for the Fourth of July 10% challenge! (started challenge at 241.8)
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