Jennilacey is SO RIGHT!!!
Here's a look at the positives I see from reading your post:
-You are 20 years old, so you are catching this "unhealthy lifestyle" early
-Because you're starting early, you have the potential to get very healthy and keep a healthy lifestyle for the rest of your life!!
-It's much easier to lose weight in your 20s, 30 and even 40s, than 50s (where I'm at) and beyond
-Relatively speaking, you have a small amount of weight to lose - there are many on Spark who have 50, 100, 150+ pounds to lose
-You found SparkPeople, a free site that shows you EVERYTHING you need to know to live a healthy lifestyle, so you have ALL of the tools right in your hands, with great support to guide you along the way
-You WANT to lose the weight (although maybe not for the right reasons)
Areas for improvement that I see from your post, with suggestions on how to improve:
-Knowledge - You can't target a certain area for weight loss. It's all about fat coming off your body as it comes off your body, and each body is different. Spark can help you learn all about this
-Mindset/attitude - You cannot get and continue to live a healthy lifestyle if you see yourself as "disgusting". SparkPeople has a lot of great message boards AND/OR teams that can help you change your mindset. Explore the message boards (just like you are now, but more) and especially the teams - there's usually something there for everybody
-Kindness - You wouldn't treat a friend like you're treating yourself (at least I don't think you would look at a friend and call her disgusting); try to learn that own type of kindness for yourself. Trust me, we can be our own worst enemies!!
You are making an excellent start at this. You got on Spark, you posted a message and hopefully, you're getting some good advice from other people who have been in your shoes. Use it and go for it. You can do ANYTHING you set your mind to!!
Best of luck to you on your journey for a healthy lifestyle. I truly wish I had started my own journey in my 20s ...
| Pounds lost: 2.5