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LadyMichelle
05-13-2013, 09:35 PM
I see that introduction posts are kind of common, so I figured I would tell you a little bit about myself and open the door to conversation! I'm 24 years old, and I, like I'm sure many of you have, have always struggled with my weight.
I'm 5'8.

I always the "big" girl in ballet, taller than the boys--with thicker thighs and a rounder tummy. Over the years, I stretched out and managed to remain somewhat thin, but I was never thin compared to the other girls. Looking back, I was shapely, but not in a bad way. For a twelve year old though..it wasn't exactly a positive thing.

In high school my highest weight was 165. After I graduated, I got down to 145, but wasn't able to lose anymore. I've always binged and have had habits of purging (recently a bit of vomiting, but before it was mainly laxatives). I love exercising once I get into the habit, and for the most part feel that I prefer healthier foods as I like the way they keep me energized and guilt-free.

I gained all the weight back that I lost over 3 years and was back up to the high 160s yet again. Just like before, I shed the pounds and brought myself down to 145 yet again. And just like before I gained it back and went all the way up to 172. To be completely honest, this has happened over and over and over---to the point where I have lost track. Most recently I lost 35 lbs and am at 142 from September of last year today.

I feel myself falling into old habits and really just need a support group to help me FINALLY lose the last 10-15 lbs. I would like to eventually weigh 125-135, but over all these years I've sabotaged myself. This is probably the longest that I've been able to keep the weight off and I want to continue on that path. I did it totally healthy, and lifted a lot of weights. I was very sick Feb-Mar and got out of the habit of working out in April, but now I am back!

I'm really looking forward to hearing all of your stories and making friends.

I really want to STOP binging. The shame that comes along with it is so hard to handle. :(


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Michelle


bsumpter0211
05-14-2013, 03:28 PM
I really want to STOP binging. The shame that comes along with it is so hard to handle.



I'm with ya on that one! Good luck to you :)