I am from the Grand Rapids Michigan area.
I am going to be 29 years old in a couple of weeks. I've used Sparkpeople in the past, but now I have connecting it to facebook, twitter, and plan on uploading pictures and holding myself accountable. I love the idea of working with other people towards my goals; However, I am very shy and self conscious about my weight and body, and don't really have any friends that have the same issues that I have. Most of my friend, including my significant other, don't realize the struggles one has to go through 1. Being Fat, 2., Trying to lose weight, 3. Making healthy decisions. I don't drink alcohol, I don't smoke, so most of my health issues come from poor eating habits. I eat out way too much, and have no desire to make healthy choices in a restaurant, I eat A LOT. I always can eat what in front of me and more, regardless of if I still feel hungry or not. I don't eat more than usual when I stress, but when I am bored, I immediately begin to think I am hungry, and usually indulge myself. Candy and sweets are not the problem, other then the occasional ice cream, but I love myself pastas, potatoes, and carb laden heavy foods. While I know these foods "can" be acceptable, I NEVER eat the recommended serving size. These are all things I hope Spark People will help me get back in control. If I can't start getting my weight under control, I am seriously thinking about some type of weight loss surgery. With that being sad, even surgery won't prevent me from going back to my old eating habits. I don't want to hit 30 being this large, and I want to earn the satisfaction of losing the weight the old fashioned way!!!!
| current weight: 314.6