Hi everyone. I just recently joined FitDay, and have spent the past couple of hours looking through this particular thread. It has been really inspirational to look at everyone posting, some since December 2010! That's dedication and commitment.
Well, I will just state pretty much everything that I think is pertinent.
My name is Andrea. I am 22 years old. I currently weigh 328 pounds. I have been going to the gym since April, but within the past month have truly committed myself to working out and trying to not sabotage myself and my efforts. Phew. Wow, that was quite something. I have never been very open with my weight, it's always been something that I do not talk to others about unless I am extremely comfortable with you. So that is all of 2 people, and only one knows my actual weight. Now, that number includes all of you.
I have lost 9 pounds since I first started in April, but the past two weeks has been a new start for me, so while I'm excited to get started. This is the heaviest that I have ever been in my life. Growing up, I was slightly overweight, but thanks to a lot of influences in my life, many of which were not the supportive kind, I felt grossly heavier than I actually was.
But, I've chosen to set aside the past and to look to the future. I realize it's a long road, but I've all ready begun to enjoy just becoming more active.
My first mini-goal is to lose 30lbs, which would bring me to 298, a number I haven't seen in about a year. I'm really excited to see that goal reached.
My ultimate goal, that's a little trickier. I of course want to be at a healthy weight, an appropriate BMI, but I'm not sure at the number exactly. Somewhere between 121 and 164 according to the BMI here on FitDay is a healthy range for me. That would of course be amazing. That would make me smaller than I was in Middle School. Kind of scary thought.
I've been logging in and tracking myself since Tuesday, so this is my third day and I've all ready seen an improvement in what I am want to use as my body's fuel.
Thanks, and I look forward to checking back in.