Alright. I'm here, I'm ready to do this.
I am 5'5"- 5'6" (not sure!), 21 years old. I currently work 36 hours, 3 days a week at an adult family home where we cook the buttery, most delicious creations to serve our residents. When I'm not working I am an hour away from where I live to spend time with my loved ones.
Weight loss history:
Since about a year ago when restricting calories turned borderline anorexia, i've struggled with my weight since. Of course if you make horribly drastic changes and can't keep up with them, it'll come back with more. I went from about 148-124 in a couple months eating practically 300-800 calories then from 124 to 165 in about a few weeks-month with binge eating. I've settled in the 145-150 range but for me to actually feel good I need to be around 135.
Along with those gains I lost my confidence. I remember how I was at 125 and miss it, but I was not healthy.
Long term goals:
*My method for this is a mix of intermittent fasting and intuitive eating. Meaning I eat only when I am hungry and I do it in a window. On my days off that window will be from 11 to 7 and on work days it'll be from 10-6.
*I'll be more wary of my portions and limit my portions of processed, sugary or buttery foods. I'll try to stay as natural as possible but I will also not cut anything I like out because that will set me up for failure.
*I will also find myself a gym membership and start lifting again.
Here was me, I believe this was when I was about 128-130
And here was me struggling with my binge eating at around 160
My goal is to weigh daily and keep strict intermittent fasting. I will try to make healthy choices but not cut out everything as for me this leads to binging.
Basically to have fun and keep track on here of what I eat or do! I don't HAVE to do anything and I'm not going to set a calorie limit or schedule for exercise or weigh every day. It's life, it's a new direction. It's positive, no need to make it stressful!
I plan on rewarding myself for weight/inches loss. Not food, but more "expensive" things I wouldn't usually buy. I need a new laptop