Hi. I have been working my way around the site for a little over a week and just discovered the forums. Thought I'd introduce myself and see if anyone would like to partner up.
I am 40, a stay at home mom of 4 (11, 12, 16, 21) and VERY overweight. I've always had issues with my weight, but the past few years it's gotten way out of control. My major downfall started when I began taking some meds several years ago and gained 60 lbs in about 4 months.
I am no longer taking that particular med, but others I'm on still don't help. My meds are a long story, but basically I have run out of options and what I'm on now is what I'm staying on, so I have to deal with it.
I'm only 5"nothing and started at 275. I just recently saw a regular dr. for the first time in many years and he's concerned about my high cholesterol and sugar. I just can't stand myself anymore and don't want even more meds to take if it's something I can control. So that's what I need to do...gain control.
I'm about 6 lbs down in just a few weeks. I cut 5000 calories/week out of my diet by switching to diet soda (dr.'s recommendation) so hopefully that will put a bandaid on the bleed. I have been micro-managing everything I eat with fitday, and I love it. It is keeping right in my face everything I am doing and putting in my mouth, which is what I need.
I don't get out much. In fact, I am a recovering agoraphobic. So the internet is my lifeline to socialization and keeping in contact with people.
I also just quit smoking...on day 22 of being smoke free. It's easy to gain weight when you stop smoking, and I think the first week was pretty bad. But then I came back to reality and that's when I found fitday. Have been doing pretty good since then.
Exercise is my hardest thing...to get moving on a regular basis. So that's me in a nutshell. Hoping to make new friends that I can go on this journey with.