Hello to all :-)...This is my first post on this community, so I will start with the usual intro.
My name is Tasha, I'm 22, born and raised in Westchester County NY(and NO I am not rich). I currently work at Bridgecom, a telephone company, but I am an artist at heart, and hopefully will be by trade, because that is definitely where my love is. I absolutely love the idea of this community, because I've struggled with my body image for a long, long time, and I am just now starting to accept it. I've come to realize that even though we all would love to make improvements to ourselves here and there, we should always learn to see the positive things we see in the mirror image staring back at us. I think this community wil help me do that.
Okay, so what are my goals? Well, I'm 5'2", and I weigh about 235 lbs. I am proud of the fact that I carry it well. When I say this, I mean that I don't have fat rolls and flab hanging everywhere, I'm proportioned, and I have a curvy hourglass shape, not being too topheavy or bottomheavy. However, being only 5'2" and being just short all around(short legs, short arms, etc.), it's a lot of weight to carry on a small frame. I also just haven't been feeling as energetic as I used to, and I know my weight gain has a lot to do with it(I weighed 186 lbs in high school, and I gained a lot in college). My dream weight is about 160ish, because I know I will never be a tiny girl, and I don't want to be. I don't want to lose my butt or my boobs(considered by many my best assets lol), and my family history just won't allow it. I also want to be completely comfortable on my wedding day, which is in June of 2006, and feel radiant in my dress. So I think I would be very comfortable at that weight.
I plan on joining a gym called Curves, which combines circuit training and weight lifting in a 30 minute workout. I did it before and I lost a dress size, but I ended up stopping for dumb reasons. But I want to join back up again, because it's inexpensive(only $40 a month), there's women there that look just like you(no Barbie Dolls bouncing on treadmills) and it's not a lot of time, only 3 times a week. With consistency and a healthy diet, I am completely confident that I will be at least near my goal weight by this time next year. So I look forward to the support I know you all will give me, and I will try my best to give supportive words to you all as well. Kisses to everyone :-)!!!!