This is my journey to a healthy and happy life. I'm not a dietician, I'm not a nutritionist but I've got experience, so any questions you might have: I'm more than happy to answer them.
Age: 24 years old
Height: 1.60 m
SW: 87 kg
CW: 83 kg
UGW: 65 kg
I started getting fit and healthy on 10.10.2011. My ultimate goal is to weigh 62 kg or 136 pounds, which means I need to lose about 25 kg/55 pounds.
I’ve had problems with my weight my whole life. When I was a child, I preferred reading and watching television over playing in the garden. Compared to the other girls I was chubbier, a bit overweight. But not until other children started teasing me about it did I really care. I’ve been bullied, laughed at, excluded from games and parties, beaten with a stick, poked with the pointy end of a compass and had “Bo is fat” written on classroom blackboards…it left its marks on me. Whenever I hear of someone being bullied my heart stops because I know what it is like. I was lucky enough, I have a great family and I still had friends who stuck by me no matter what. But there are some kids out there who aren’t so lucky, and yes, I too had a difficult time accepting who I was/am and I still have a hard time trusting people I’ve just met. BUT it gets so much better. The children who used to tease you grow up, and as you get older you understand that they were just jealous and insecure themselves. You meet other people, different people, who are more accepting…
Anyway, when I was 15 I lost a lot of weigh. When I look at pictures of me at that age, it takes a lot of effort not to cry. I weighed 57 kg and I still believed I was fat. I have never in all my life felt thin/normal. I blame it on the bullying. My self-esteem was so low, I just couldn’t love myself. So the weight pounded up again. Yes, I’ve tried numerous times to lose weight. I’ve tried everything, including the extremely unhealthy not eating and purging. But I’m done with that now. I think the reason that it is working right now, is because I’ve grown to accept myself a bit. Me, loving myself and my life has nothing to do with the number on the scale anymore. That for me is great progress. I’m not only doing this to lose weight, I’m doing this for a healthy and fit me. :) shedding the weight is a great advantage of it. I have to confess that I still get on the scale a lot. I’m not perfect, but I’m not trying to be. I’m trying to be the best version of me that I can be. That’s already difficult enough!
What you need to know about me?
My name is Bo and I’m 23 years old. I have an incredible busy life.
I’ve got a lot of friends, I enjoy going out for a drink, going to see a movie… besides that I also have a lot of work for school. I’m a university student in my final year Communication Science (I want to be a journalist or work for television). Also, I’ve got this incredible boyfriend, I spend a lot of my time with him. We’ve been together for three years now, and those years have been the most amazing of my life. He’s just a really sweet, funny and smart boy :)
It’s because of him that I decided to give my weight loss another go. No, he didn’t tell me that I should lose weight. (I would kick him in his cojones if he even implied that, and he know this ;)) But I was crying about my weight, again, and he said to me, very cautiously: “Maybe you could, you know, try working out? I don’t really know, but maybe you could start going to the gym? You might be really good at that.” I looked at him and rolled my eyes. But it did get me thinking.
He’s right: I’m a competitor, I’ve always been. I want to be the best at everything I do. I hardly ever am, but I will always try really hard. So why won’t it be the same when working out? I want to beat everybody in that gym (not that it’s possible, but it will motivate me) I decided to give it a try. After one week I was hooked on fitness and I completely changed my lifestyle.
This is not just a diet, not a trend, not something I’m doing for the time being. This is my life I have changed! And so far I’m really loving my new lifestyle.
I wanted to share this on tumblr because I enjoy reading other peoples journeys. Those stories really have helped me a lot. They have inspired me so much! I’m hoping that one day I can do the same for someone else. Because if I can do this so can you!
SW: 87 kg
CW: 79,5 kg
GW1: under 84 kg on 14.11 - award: Bobble water bottle
GW2: under 81 kg on 26.12 - award: Kling Handbag
GW3: under 78 kg - award: facial at local spa
UGW: +/- 62 kg - but mostly being happy. It’s not about the numbers, it’s about the feeling of being happy with my body!