Alright, I'm joining this too.
I'm 25, 5'4" and weigh 220. I'm naturally built pretty solid, small framed, but prone to gain muscle easy. I have spent years trying to figure out how to loose the weight. I've always been fat, even as a kid. My family are all "easy keepers"
, plus I have hypo thyroidism. I eat healthy, and not overly large portions, but I have a much slower than average metabolism.
Aside from the physical issues, my biggest obstacles have been mental. From things that happened in my childhood I ended up being very self critical and condemning. Food was always my drug of choice. When comparing what I ate with other teenagers, I always ate less, and better, but comparing myself only made things worse; for my body, I needed to eat differently, and I was using food as a bandaid for feelings I needed to come to terms with.
After years of fighting emotional eating, and loosing 5lb, only to gain it right back just as I was starting to do well, I finally came to the conclusion that I was subconsciously punishing myself. What I wanted most was to loose the weight, so that was the present I was not going to allow myself.
ANYHOW, after much "soul searching", I have finally got to a point in my life where I really like ME. For who and what I am. Its time to ditch the extra weight.
goal is to loose 20lb in the next 2 months, and end around 150lb