My name is Nuby, and I'm 19. I'm in my first year of university. I have struggled with my weight since I can remember. I began gaining weight since I was around 8 years old and this continued until, finally, at the age of 16, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, the autoimmune type. At first, I was happy cos it finally felt like my life made sense for once. Then I was ill for a long while as I suffered side-effects to the medication that was supposed to make me better. A while after that, I felt resentment towards my illness as I felt it had robbed me the one thing I was good at- education. My grades began to slip and I blamed my thyroid.

I feel now it's time to move on from this blaming, and it's time to accept, as harsh as it is, the reality that this illness will remain with me forever. Till death do us part. Only I can make a change, and I have decided it's time I made the most of my life, and stopped drowning in self-pity.

In this blog, I will chronicle one of the best and most positive attempts I have ever made to lose weight. I will share my ups, my downs, my weekly weight losses, and my struggles.