from a fat sad teenager to a slimmer happier adult

Julz2586
Julz2586 Posts: 1,337 Member
Hey everyone...
I've been meaning to get around to get around to posting my story... i guess i put it off cuz it's soooo much typing hahaha!!

anyways... i started to gain weight when i was about 14/15yrs old... i would love to blame my boyfriend at the time (as much of an *kitten* he was), i really only have myself to blame. Before the age of 15 i always thought i was fat... never worried me but i just always wondered why i wasnt naturally stick thin like my best friend. now i look back at those pictures of myself and think you poor child you were never fat!!!

anyway... moving on, I just got bigger and bigger... went from a size 12 (australian sizing) to finally a size 22 at the age of 20 when mum took me clothes shopping and i could no longer fit a size 22 and had to go a size up to a 24... i got sooooo upset and said "NO!! i dont want these pants, i want to lose weight" and stormed out of the store. HA!!

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This is me at the end of highschool (2003)... not my biggest. I was celebrating with my best friend after dumping that jerk of a boyfriend who would constantly tell me how fat i was and "why dont you look like those pornstars" etc ... he was a real jerk!

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This was in 2005 four month after meeting my ummm well he is still my husband at the moment but soon to be ex... (separated)... anyway this was probably a few months before i decided i wanted to lose the weight, i was over 100kg (not sure how much over cuz i never got on the scales ever).

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That same year (close to the end)... i put myself of an extremely strict diet, and because i didn't have a job at the time i had all the time in the world to focus just on the weight loss. I was so determined i lost 40kgs in one month!! ONE MONTH!!! i had no clothes after that haha needed to go shopping!
anyways... in that month each would look like this

6am - wake up, drink warm lemon water and go for a 20mins brisk walk
7am - have breakfast which was a homemade muesli so that there was no sugar and i knew what was in it
9am - hand full of nuts and a piece of fruit
11am - 1hr of extreme cardio work out, i had a DVD of tae bo!
12:30 - lunch which was either salad with tuna or fruit salad
3pm - snack of fruit or nuts
5pm- 20mins brisk walk
6pm- Dinner which was lots of vegetables and a palm size piece of chicken or fish

That whole month i had no sugar! no coffee! and soft drinks! all i drank was water.. nothing else no juice or anything like that.
I went from a size 24 (australian) to a size 12!!! i was just under 70kgs at the time and i was soooo happy with myself.

after that i relaxed a bit... didn't go overboard but kept to the small portains but let myself have sugar and whatever else again.
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2007 i had put a bit back on but wasn't too worried about it

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2008 i got engaged and still felt good in my own skin!

2010 was the year of the wedding...wedding was in october... at the start of the year i had all four of my wisdom teeth out and wasn't able to eat properly for a month after because of the stitches and healing process... lost 10kgs in that time and went down to a size... i was extremely happy with this size and started to exercise again, doing yoga and pilates which i had stopped doing for a while. by the time October came i was extremely happy with the size that i was and loved how i looked
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after getting married i slacked off and put on a few kgs... that wasn't a problem... anyway... a year after we got married i moved out because of problem (but thats a whole other story together)... that was November last year. since then i have put on 10kgs....
My mission at the moment is find myself again and get back to that weight i was happy with!!

BUT!!! all in all i am really happy with where i am today! i am proud of myself with the struggles i have overcome, dont get my wrong, i have my really down days where i think "whats the point!" then i remember
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^^^^ i'm not her anymore!!!

<<<< I'M HER!!! I'M STRONG (when i need to be)!! AND I WANT TO BE STRONGER!!!

hopefully most of that made sense... i've been distracted while typing this and big stories like this i tend to babble!! HAHAHA!!

Just remember!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!


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EDIT!! hopefully the pictures show up now
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  • Hi, to show your pics on the forum, replace the IMG with img.
  • Julz2586
    Julz2586 Posts: 1,337 Member
    Hi, to show your pics on the forum, replace the IMG with img.

    THANK YOU!!! fixed!!
  • suziecue66
    suziecue66 Posts: 1,326 Member
    I think you have to put IMG in lower case?
    Edit - By the time I posted others did before me. anyway well done you look fantastic.
  • Por2gueseMama
    Por2gueseMama Posts: 102 Member
    You have come so far and you look incredible contests :)
  • Julz2586
    Julz2586 Posts: 1,337 Member
    Thanks
  • Hailei
    Hailei Posts: 86 Member
    I'm looking forward for that day when I'll be able to say that myself: "I'm not her anymore" :))
    PS: that thing about you looking at your teenager pictures, I've been there and it makes me so angry today, that nobody bothered to explain to me how much I was exaggerating. I used to think I was huge and horrible and looking back, I was just a few kilos above what should have probably been the normal weight... Maybe I would have done better at keeping my weight had I know it was something worth keeping :)

    Anyway, it was a great journey with it's ups and downs from which you have probably learned a lot. Best of luck for the future :)
  • Wow! Amazing! You look great! Well done and be VERY proud of yourself! :smile:
  • Julz2586
    Julz2586 Posts: 1,337 Member
    I'm looking forward for that day when I'll be able to say that myself: "I'm not her anymore" :))
    PS: that thing about you looking at your teenager pictures, I've been there and it makes me so angry today, that nobody bothered to explain to me how much I was exaggerating. I used to think I was huge and horrible and looking back, I was just a few kilos above what should have probably been the normal weight... Maybe I would have done better at keeping my weight had I know it was something worth keeping :)

    Anyway, it was a great journey with it's ups and downs from which you have probably learned a lot. Best of luck for the future :)

    Yeah I wish someone had said something to me then too!!

    BUT everything happens for a reason and I wouldn't be who I am today if I didn't go through all that!!
  • Kai85
    Kai85 Posts: 482 Member
    Great story. You look a lot happier in the later photos. You look fab. Good luck on the next stage.

    As a side note I am getting my wisdom teeth removed in June hopefully I'll lose some weight :happy:
  • chu604
    chu604 Posts: 353 Member
    Amazing great job =)
    You look great
  • Julz2586
    Julz2586 Posts: 1,337 Member
    Won't Let me edit my first post but the guy in my wedding pic is my little brother, he 'gave me away'
  • sktllmdrhmz
    sktllmdrhmz Posts: 2,090 Member
    Wow, what a way to take back your life. Just awesome.
  • Julz2586
    Julz2586 Posts: 1,337 Member
    Thanks :)
  • labtracks
    labtracks Posts: 108 Member
    Loved reading this story. Thank you for sharing! Good luck with a happier, healthier life ahead! You've experienced so much already!
  • inufan4evar
    inufan4evar Posts: 73 Member
    Wow, your very inspiring and your a very beautiful person :D
  • Julz2586
    Julz2586 Posts: 1,337 Member
    :)
  • ajelove
    ajelove Posts: 97 Member
    Great job! You are gorgeous. I also had dumb men to contest with.
  • Julz2586
    Julz2586 Posts: 1,337 Member
    Thank you :)
  • patriciaannbibo
    patriciaannbibo Posts: 130 Member
    You Look Amazing !
  • AngelsheriHackley
    AngelsheriHackley Posts: 67 Member
    That was a inspiring story and you really do deserve to be happy with what you have become your beautiful!!!