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I don´t know if you are still around... welcome and it would be nice to hear how your swedish life is developing...

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2/22/17 9:49 A

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Hej! My name is Melissa. I am a 33 year old American who moved to Göteborg (to be with my Swedish boyfriend) in November 2016. I spent my first 3 months here getting paperwork taken care of (residence permit, personnummer, tax ID card, bank account, etc.), and taking some Swedish classes at Folkuniversitetet. I am still trying to find a job here.

I have met a few people here, but I don't really have any friends that I can do exercise with or just chat about health stuff that understands my issues or whatever else. So, if anyone is looking for a weight loss "buddy," I would love to have one!

So, about me: I joined this site to work on losing weight that I have always struggled with. My biggest issue is that I gain weight easily, especially when I am stressed out, and it is difficult for me to lose weight. I had a super stressful year before I moved here, and my first 3 months here haven't been easy either. So, I've gained a fair amount of weight in the last 1.5 years. And Swedish Fika doesn't help, either! lol. Especially when that's the main thing to do when meeting up with new people... Also, my boyfriend is very thin and can eat a lot of food without gaining much for any weight, so we're still trying to figure out a good balance at home with what we eat--starting by selecting healthier options of anything we buy (whole grains, etc.).

I am currently trying to find proper balance in what I eat, and for exercise I am trying to do Zumba and Turbo Jam DVDs at home when I have time. I don't mind walking, but I have asthma that acts up when I need to walk up hills/inclines or stairs, so I generally only do light/slow walking and only when I am out doing things downtown (going to lessons, etc.). I can only get into exercise if it's "fun". I also can't do activities that put strain on my arms much, because I have tendonitis in my wrists and arms (through my elbows) from my school days of playing violin (and being on computers since I was 2 years old).

I've been pretty bummed out lately about my weight and such, so hopefully someone else is looking for a weight loss "buddy" too!

Edited by: GIRLMEANT2FLY at: 2/22/2017 (09:49)


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