Wasn't sure where to put this.
I'm not huge, but I am over weight. I always have been. I weight 200#, which for my height and frame is significant. I'm very athletic, bike, hike, walk, ride, swim, kayak, ski and do yoga, but I don't look like it. I'm consistantly judged as "the fat girl", even though i'm far more athletic than most of the skinny ones. I hate clothes shopping, and bathing suite shopping is out of the question. In short, I need to do something about it.
I also have hypothyroidism. I eat very healthy, and significantly smaller portions than most people I know, yet I stay at this weight. I know I need to cut portion size down further and up the intensity of the activities I'm doing. The other issue I have is perpetually self sabotaging. I'll loose 10 lb, then subconsiously convince myself I don't deserve it and gain it back. Its not like I actually think it through that way, but after looking at what I've been doing for years, that is definitely it.
I started this thread because I've gotten to the point where I am determined to change things, to get into shape and look the way I want to. I want my horse to carry less weight, and I want to look and feel better, and not be ashamed of myself. I love who I am, but I hate what I look like. Its time to change.