Hello all my fellow 3 Fat Chickies,
I've been a member of this forum for over a year and a half now. Holy! Can you believe it? I know I can't. I owe some much to so many members on this site, I don't think I thank you all enough. I'm not at my goal yet, and it's been a ridiculously slow journey... but it's been worth it and it's only going up from here (except the numbers, they are going down...)
A little about me:
I'm an almost-21-year-old university student and I decided to get seriously healthy in January of 2007. What started as just another "new years resolution" turned my world around. I finally admitted to myself that I'd been fighting with an eating disorder (mostly binging with some purging) that led me to gain 27 lbs in a few years. This wasn't just about weight any more; it was about my state of mind, I was not a happy person...
Admitting my problem eating to myself and my closest family members started me down the right track. I began slowly changing my eating habits and exercising in a well balanced way (I'd always exercised, my weight gain came mostly from my eating). And I began to heal my insecurities. And for the whole journey 3FC was there, even when i didn't come on the boards, I knew I could come back at any time.
I couldn't diet, because that always threw me back into the binging/starving cycle that destroyed me mentally.
Last January I decided to really challenge myself and apply for a job as a tree planter, I got the job and even though I was scared $hitless I went and did a job that was physical from dawn until dusk. It was great. I can't believe how much I've changed in the past year and a bit. I still want to tone up a bit and lose about 5 lbs, but I'm pretty happy where I am right now...
Measurements: bust: 39.5, underbust: 34.5, waist: 33.5, hips: 40
Measurements: bust: 36, underbust: 30.5, waist 28.5, hips: 36
Gone: 20lbs, 16inches