I made a blog posting before even introducing myself to ya'll.
I'm going on here by Ada, but feel free to call me by my actual name, Jamian. Shortening it to "Jam" is peachy-keen as well. I just joined SparkPeople about two days ago. Honestly, I thought the site might have been some form of weight-loss scam center because it seemed a bit good to be true. However, after looking around, I am highly impressed with both the abundance of resources and the community. I had been on a few sites before, looking around for something that would strike me personally. Seems I may have found it.
A small tid-bit about myself. I'm 24 and just shy of 275lbs. I've had bad eating habits instilled in me since a very young age that followed me into adulthood. I also suffer from a bit of emotional and psychological stress over my personal worth and weight, as it has always been an issue between myself and my mother. Now that my mother is out of the picture, I am trying to do the 'right thing' by getting healthy and learning what I should have known as a child and young adult.
I don't expect it to be a sunshine-and-rainbows type of journey. I am honestly dreading the fact that soon I'll have to push myself and acknowledge that I'm not as 'okay' I thought I was and that I am, in fact, on the rock bottom of my physical and mental health. The upside, that I am dearly trying to keep in mind, is that the first step to getting out of a hole is to stop digging. The second is to look up, as it is the only place you can go. Corny, cliche, yes. Best fitting for my situation? Yes.
Hopefully, when I am able to emerge from this hole of mine, I'll find someone who is stronger and more sound in mind, body, and soul. Someone I've wanted to meet for all of my life.
Looking forward to chatting with everyone and spending the next few years achieving new goals.
(p.s.: I am so very sorry about the long-ish post. When I post, I tend to get a bit overkill on length. :p)
| Pounds lost: 7.0