My name is Andreya and I am 23 at the time I am writing this. I have been actively trying to lose weight since the summer of 2012. It is now 2017 and I am still trying. I have had ups and downs, but the one thing that I found that gave consistent results was a keeping a daily blog of my feelings, ideas, and progress. Last year, I started using MyFitnessPal/Tumblr to post them. Coincidentally, I stopped losing weight as I stopped writing daily. I want to start again.

I have always been overweight. I was always the tallest, biggest kid in the class. I remember transferring schools in the 2nd grade. My previous school had tables and chairs, but at my new school, the desks and chairs were one unit. They gave me one of the small ones like all the other kids had and it was way too small, uncomfortable, and all around a bad time. They had to bring in one of the larger ones that the older kids used. It was a better fit, but didn’t necessarily help me fit in.

Later on, in the 8th grade, we had a class trip to AstroCamp and one of the activities was a zip line. It was one of the things everyone was looking forward to. While my classmates were having a blast zipping the line, the instructor pulled my teacher and me aside and explained that the zip line had a weight limit of 200lbs and wanted to confirm on whether or not I exceeded it. I recalled my weight from a required weigh-in 2 years prior: 250. I knew I hadn’t lost any since then. Incidentally, I wasn’t allowed to have the fun my classmates had. They came up to me afterwards and asked why I didn’t have turn, and I embarrassingly let them know what happened.

There have been a couple of other times in my life that my weight has been a problem. There are times it has held me back. These two incidents are examples. And don’t get my wrong, I don’t have sleepless nights because of them. Shit happens, I get that. They don’t stop me from being the confident, awesome, amazing person that I am. Ask anyone that knows me. I have references. But they did happen. I don’t want anything similar to happen again. I want to lead a normal, healthy life. I want to lead a life where I don’t have to worry about things like that happening.

My heaviest weight recorded was 363. Since then, I have lost, gained, and lost again. I am currently cruising at a steady 342. I made a resolution to get under 300lbs by December 31, 2017. Unlike any of the other resolutions I have ever made ever, this one is important and it will be attained.  We are going to see if these posts are really the secret to my success. Obviously, it was the combination of eating right, having the right mind set, and working for it, but these blogs made me accountable and I think that is the real secret to my success.

I make weight loss videos among other things on my Youtube Channel. Check it out if you want. There are only a few right now, but there will definitely be more to come if I get my shit together.

As of right now, weight days are Sundays. I will be recording official weight once a week.

Here we go. One day at a time.