Hi everyone. My name is Elle & I'm a fat chick. I've been up & down on the weight ladder & right now I'm up & can't seem to get myself the umpth to climb down. Quick bio: skinny kid, gained weight after college & some hard life stuff until my early 40s when I lost 120 pounds through exercise & portion control. The life stuff got even harder & I'm now late 40s & have put back on 70 pounds.
I used to go to the gym regularly & liked it, but some relationship issues have sucked the joy of that from me. I'm trying to find the will to work out at home, but it's a daily struggle. I have also taught myself to use food as a substitute for loss & pain. I know it, but still often seem to fight the urge. I'm hoping (hoping with a lot of hope!) that I can find some accountability & encouragement. My closest friends are super fit & have never struggled with weight. It's actually started to cause some distance in our relationships. My goal is to learn healthy eating habits, not just diet & to rediscover my enjoyment of working out.
That was a bit long for a drive by introduction. Sorry! It's nice to have a place to come & I look forward to "meeting" folks.