Hi guys! I just wanted to start a thread just to introduce myself and get to know some people who actually struggle with something I deal with on a daily basis, that no one else understands. My name is Jordan and I'm a 21 yr old college student studying psychology. I've been overweight / struggled with it most of my entire life. It's the biggest thing in my life that controls my thoughts, my feelings, how I make relationships or break relationships. I really never discuss my weight with people, but I'm hoping this will be the first step in accepting in, and being able to make a lifestyle change not to make my body image into that of "a hot woman", but to get to know a healthier me, before I look and another 20 years are gone and I'm struggling with heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes. As I'm growing up, I think in the past 6 months I've learned that being overweight such as I am isn't just a vanity issue anymore, but a health issue that surpasses anything I've ever felt about not being able to fit in those pair of jeans, or waking up one day and my "fat" pants are too small. I really would like to meet and get to know some of you and hear your stories, and hope that we can bounce health ideas off of each other and have a good support group. I really want to use this summer as a time to change my eating habits (being a fast food junkie) and start to exercise daily (not just my fingers typing all day). I hope to hear from some of you, and hope you all have an enjoyable weekend! I look forward to getting to know y'all.
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