I've told this story once or twice on 3FC already, but I thought I'd remind people.
In 2005, at 186lbs, I got a blood clot in my left leg, and was 6 hours away from death thanks to a misdiagnosis from a half-assed doctor. I was in pain which is indescribable, and was off school for 8 weeks. Once I had recovered, I made a decision that I couldn't let what happened to me happen again. I worked out every day, and ate well. Within 3 months I was down to 153lbs, and I felt amazing. Back then, I still felt quite fat and felt like I had a long way to go, but I look at pictures of me back then and go 'damn! Why couldn't I have stayed this way?'
But then I turned 18. Able to drink, I became a serious party animal and started going out 3 nights a week. Many cocktails + late night munchies + an all-inclusive holiday = a bit of weight gain. I started uni in September of that year having gained and at 164lbs.
Uni was BAD. I suffered from an eating disorder, depression, and a suicide attempt. I was in catered accommodation in first year, and did not keep up my diet. And that's how I got up to 220lbs.
Over this summer, I've done pretty good. I'm still struggling with food, but I'm working out pretty much every day, and I'm feeling good about my progress. I've lost almost 14lbs already, which is great. I'm also feeling real muscle tone in my biceps and thighs, and my stomach seems flatter.
But I'm moving back to uni on Friday. And I remember my normal life at uni - going out several nights a week, dining out with friends, and being too busy to work out - and I'm terrified, actually TERRIFIED, that I'm going to gain my weight back - and more.
I've got used to my routine at home of working out every day, and I'm so pleased with what I've achieved, and tbh, I would do anything to continue it and keep losing weight.
Can anyone give me any advice about how to keep going with this once I'm back to uni, and not fall foul of cocktails, nachos and lazy days?