To be honest, I don’t have any epic tale as to why I decided to get in shape and lose weight. I’ve never been overweight, I’ve just always been average. In the summer of 2009 I went on the most amazing cruise to the mediterranean with my best friend, my dad, and his girlfriend at the time. I had a great time, until my dad and his friend began to crack jokes about how absurd it was that I was sharing my friend’s clothes. I’d never paid any attention to it before, but when we got home and looked at all the pictures from the trip I realized how much bigger than her I was. After that moment I realized that I was the “fat friend”.
Around March of 2011 I made a resolution to myself to lose weight, and be the skinny friend. I started out with a lot of cycling, and elliptical training in the gym, as well as cutting down what I was eating. Things escalated pretty fast from there, and I soon was eating less than 700 net cals a day and spending anywhere from 2-3 hours in the gym. I lost about 30 lbs. I was getting mentally a little bit ill, and in January of this year I was 125 lbs at 5’10. Even though it’s not that underweight, mentally my weight loss was taking over my life. My grades were dropping and I was avoiding everyone, especially around meal times. Finally someone who I barely know told me that I was starting to look ill and that she could see the bones in my chest, and then I realized that my ‘healthy lifestyle’ was really just a starvation diet.
I didn’t recieve any sort of treatment, I’ve just been slowly working my way into a real healthy lifestyle. In the process I gained back almost 15 lbs and I’m trying to get myself down to about 130lbs again, but in a safe, fit way. I still struggle a little bit with not overexercising, and eating the right way and the right amount. I hope to share the rest of my fitness journey with you guys, and if you have any further questions, please feel free to message me. :)