Post # 1
I’ve found the wedding a little bit triggering. I suffered from anorexia from the time I was 13 to 17. Since the worst of it I’ve had a few relapses. I’ve had a really stressful year. This combined with getting engaged and feeling pressure to look good caused a relapse last month. In the last month I’ve had two really bad weeks and the other couple weeks would bounce back and forth between me being okay and a day of restricting/overexercise.
The thing is I really would like to lose weight – and can afford to. I have gained some weight and could lose 10 – 20 lbs and still be a healthy weight. The problem is I absolutely can NOT count calories, because it very very quickly turns into restricting. It usually starts out as me trying a healthy diet, cutting back on calories, increasing exercise, but nothing too extreme, but then quickly spirals into 300 calorie days.
How do you lose weight without losing control?
Post # 3
It seems like you will need some support if you are trying to lose weight to keep you from spiraling out of control. Can you look into getting a nutrionist who can create a healthy eating plan for you? He/she could create a 2 week schedule of healthy meals that have the amount of calories and nutrition you need to stay healthy. It’s also important that when you reach your goal you change your eating plan to one will that maintain your weight, not cause you to keep losing weight. I think it’s great that you’re aware of your habbit and that is half the battle if you want to safely lose weight.
Post # 4
^second the above 🙂
I have a few rules for myself: I never use numbers- dress sizes, calories, scales, tape measures….nope never count let the mirror and photographs do the talking. Also never envy skinny celebs, at the moment I’m loving Jessica Ennis because she is just so healthy and such a good roll model
I’m finally getting into a good circle, rather than looking at things and thinking “OH god! 500 calories) I make decisions on nutrition- like I know a veggie packed omellette is a really good meal (yolks to that’s the nutricous bit- I’ll never understand the american need to cut them out)
Also exercise- don’t be afraid to do weights, go for long walks or run , just don’t count it by calories burned- just think I feel a lot better