My names Emma, I'm 24 and live in South East Queensland. I'm a very new 'Sparkie' - is that the term? I happened to stumble across it through an article I found on the web and I'm so glad that I did!
I was always the overweight teen and young adult, at 19 I joined Jenny Craig and lost nearly 30kg, stopping just 5kg shy of my goal weight due to beginning full time uni and not having the $$ to spend every week. However I maintained this weight for close to 2-3 years, after which I left my active job as a retail salesperson and started working as a desk jockey, leading a sedentary life and relying on take away for lunch and sometimes dinner as well and gained close to 10kg, I got 5 of these 10 off at the start of 2012 - felt AMAZING, and then life got in the way again, I began to suffer from severe stress and undiagnosed depression for the better part of 12 months and let my activity and my healthy food choices go by the wayside, thereby gaining back those 5kgs plus a few more (I think anyway; my scales broke about 3-4 months ago and I haven't got around to replacing them, only using my clothes as a guide).
I'm ready to get to my goal weight now FINALLY and most importantly get healthy in both body and mind and be the best version of myself there is!
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