SayWhen Posted October 2, 2011 Share Posted October 2, 2011 It has been a week since I decided to start living a healthy life. I have always had an unhealthy relationship with food, mostly due to the fact that my father raised me up on the false belief that I was "fat" as a child. He sent me away during the summer to "fat camp" and throughout the years I lost my confidence, and eventually became eating disordered. I feel after ten years of disordered eating I am finally coming out of it. Before I met my hubby in March of 2010, I was doing well with my health...eating right and exercising, and avoiding substances (I had a drug habit that helped me cope once I was no longer coping through my disordered eating). I was in a pretty good place...but unfortunately, together we developed bad habits and a general lazy attitude towards eating right and exercising. I have my "full story" on Spark People if anyone is interested. I shot up from 108lbs to 149lbs. I weighed in today at 144lbs, which I feel is a bit too much weight loss for one week, but I also know that in the beginning a lot of weight comes off. I am exercising daily (my awesome husband who is my biggest supporter bought a treadmill & running shoes for me to get started!) and I am finally getting into the swing of cooking my meals which I have NEVER done. I always relied of processed/preserved foods because, quite frankly, I have always been lazy. I am really enjoying cooking because I love sitting down and eating something I have made myself. I LOVE Spark People for their food tracker...I put down everything I have which really helps me stay within my daily goal, as well as making me accountable for what I put in my body. I am feeling awesome right now, and I know it will only get better from here. My hubby is also trying to get healthy, though he is not quite at the point I am and is still going for a lot of junk food. Luckily he agreed that we could get rid of it from the house...it's awesome opening the cabinets and seeing whole grains and spices for cooking instead of crackers, chips and cookies. I feel 100% invested and I am looking forward to seeing improvement in myself both physically and mentally. I feel that this is a lifestyle change, not a diet...it's different than in the past. Just for reference, here is my "starting photo" which is pretty embarrassing for me to post, but I will be posting weekly photos (every Saturday) to keep myself motivated. I do not have a goal weight, or a particular time in which I would like to lose x amount of pounds. I simply want to get healthy and get in shape! I feel like by setting overall health and fitness as my goal, I will never give it up as it is always something I can achieve! I look forward to writing here...I think it'll be a good outlet for me as I begin/continue this journey. image removed No makeup, totally relaxed stomach unlike normal when I am constantly trying to suck it in...yuck! Oh well...that's why it's a starting point I will also post some recipes as I find ones I really enjoy! Till next time... -A Link to comment
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