So, hi. I’m Stephanie.
I’m 17, turning 18 in July and live in the outer Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.
My whole life I’ve been over-weight and now at 17, I am obese. The thought of that simply makes me want to cry. Over the past few years I have fought depression, cutting, and bulimia. I’ve learnt to love myself for who I am, not hate myself for who I’m not. I know I’m a good person, I’m a happy person, and I believe I can do anything if I want it enough. The past few months I’ve been eating only crap, not exercising and just being lazy. I gained 10kg. Now I’m kicking my ass into shape and I’m going to put myself at a healthy weight. I’m doing this the HEALTHY WAY. I’m not going to lose my weight, I never want it back. I’m making it fuck off and get out of my body.
I want to be able to go for jogs and not feel like passing out after a few minutes.
I want to be happy with what I see in the mirror.
I want to look at pictures of myself and not pick at all my flaws.
I want to take a before and after picture and be proud.
I want to be able to wear simple, plain clothes without looking fat.
I want to be healthy, and fit.
I will acheive these things. I know I will.
I started this in January 2012, and lost 19kg between then and March, the healthy way. I got very distracted and stopped exercising and put back on 6kg. It’s now May and I’m starting back up and happier than ever. I know I can over-come any problems I face.
I’m going to prove all the people I went to school with wrong. I will be beautiful on the outside, just as I am on the inside.
(Photo above: 100kg)