awesome post. you've come a long way and look amazing but the most important thing is for you to reflect on the strength you have that got you here. you kick major ass for getting to where you are and i hope you kick just as much ass on your continuous journey to be healthy! don't ever give up. you are such a beautiful girl and i hope you are so happy with yourself bc you deserve to be!! :)
I identify with a lot of what you said here. When I went vegetarian, I didn't think I'd ever want to go vegan but it's definitely something I'm considering. Slowly I'm eating healthier, and exercising more. Thanks for writing this post, and good luck on your continuing food journey :)
Thank you so much Christina. Your comments always, always make me smile. :)
Thank you! I went vegan because it didn't make sense for me to give up meat but still consume and use other animal products. Plus, I just feel much healthier vegan than I did before. It's something I strongly recommend, but you do have to find what works best for you.
Thank you for sharing your journey!
My pleasure :)
Congratulations on becoming so self aware! I think most of us have to hit both ends of the spectrum (maybe not to the extreme degree) to really figure it out. :) Keep it up! I love your blog. I read it pretty much daily!
Thank you Wendy! I'm glad you're enjoying my blog; it's my pride and joy. :)
I'm really glad that I could inspire you Krystina! I look forward to reading your blog! :)
toxic food fantasies are like toxic marriage fantasies....once you gain control; you don't let the same things happen again.Did you ever look in to why you ate the way you did? Did you see food as a source of comfort? I'm really curious. I'm in a position right now where I weigh around 175-180; and I"m really uncomfortable and for some reason I can't seem to motivate myself to exercise. What's your inspiration? What do you tell yourself on days when you're just not feeling motivated to get up and move? I eat very healthy and I've learned to control my sweet urges-it's salt that's the culprit. I love reading your blog :)
Thank you Michelle :)
I think it was just habitual eating. I didn't emotionally eat or anything of the sort, at least I don't think so, but it was just something I couldn't control. I ate a certain way for years and that's all I knew. My mom or grandma would never stop me from taking seconds and they wouldn't discourage my eating habits, so I never questioned it as being unhealthy. I'm by no means blaming them, but I just didn't know any better. On days when I'm not feeling up to it, I just force myself. It sounds simple, but that's all. I remind myself that it's just an hour out of my day and I'll feel better once I'm done, and that gives me the extra push I need. I ALWAYS feel awesome after a work out, whether it be cardio or yoga or something else, so pushing myself is worth it. Remember, you can do it! I don't know what advice to offer because I'm not big on salt, but one tip is to use sea salt (if you don't already). It's better than table salt and the flavor is such that I don't have to use nearly as much to make my food tasty.
Oh my gosh, I used to follow you on LiveJournal a year or two ago! One of our mutual friends from back then told me to look you up because I wouldn't believe it was you--And she was right! (I was "grammars," by the way. My name is Sheena. I doubt you remember me though..)Anyway, you look GREAT and I can't imagine how wonderful you feel. Your blog had really inspired me and has given me some great ideas for recipes. Keep up the good work and CONGRATS on such a drastic and positive change!
Hey Sheena, I definitely remember you! How have you been?Thank you so much. :) My life is A LOT different (and better) now than it was back then and I couldn't be happier. Thanks again for stopping by, it totally made me smile.