I’m 22, 5’8. The picture on the left was my 19th birthday and my heaviest weight, 183. I am now down to 148. I had some issues that happened when I was a child that caused me to turn to food as a comfort and then it just became a habit to eat all the time.
I was never happy with my body and I actually had a required physical education class in college that made me start working out and then exercise became a habit. I made a New Years Resolution to give up sodas and I shed about 10lbs just from doing that. I joined a gym earlier this year and was exercising pretty regularly but I still had a poor diet that consisted of processed foods.
I fell in love for the first time this year and unfortunately, our relationship made me fall back into some of my old self-loathing habits. After having my heart completely broken, I decided enough was enough and it was time for me to focus on where I want to be and now I am back at it, working out at LEAST 4 times a week and eating healthy, as that still is one of my biggest struggles.
I have been a size 12/14 most of my life and now I am the smallest I have ever been, a size 6. My goal weight is ultimately around 130, I just want to be toned and healthy. I am getting there and that makes me happy.