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WHY???!!! Are The Last 20 LBS SO HARD?

Hey all!

I have been struggling with eating disorders for the last 5-6 years, being both very underweight (97 lbs at 5'4") and overweight (my current: 185). i am worried about hitting the 200lb mark, and really don't want to get there. I need support to heal from my eating issues, and I'm hoping to find others who have gone through similar things. Message me and let's talk!

UPDATE: As of November 2009, I've dropped 30+ lbs, in part due to The Spark. I have reduced ...
Hey all!

I have been struggling with eating disorders for the last 5-6 years, being both very underweight (97 lbs at 5'4") and overweight (my current: 185). i am worried about hitting the 200lb mark, and really don't want to get there. I need support to heal from my eating issues, and I'm hoping to find others who have gone through similar things. Message me and let's talk!

UPDATE: As of November 2009, I've dropped 30+ lbs, in part due to The Spark. I have reduced eating disorder behavior significantly, and I have begun teaching a regular yoga class. I also have a fabulous, supportive boyfriend! Life is all about ups and downs, and for me those ups and downs are reflected in my weight. I'm committed to getting to goal weight once again, in a HEALTHY WAY THIS TIME!!

Update October 29, 2011: I am now back to my starting weight, before all of this eating disorder stuff came into play. Half of me finds that very depressing, while half of me celebrates my triumph over disordered eating, one day at a time. I am way less obsessed with body image, and I have a lot of beautiful things/people/opportunities in my life. I would still like to get to goal weight, but I have my whole life ahead of me to do that.

I have started tracking my food again on Sparkpeople to hold myself accountable...I will see if it aggravates my eating disorder or helps me move forward...

Also, I am refocusing on my yoga and teaching practice. Yoga has helped me come back into my body, and teaching is helping me love my body even more!

Quoted from a fellow sparker's page:

"Lean not on your own understanding, but in ALL your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path".

"When I find myself scratching my head due to lack of progress, I remind myself that God is RE-Sculpting me and that takes time."

Lord, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change
the courage to change the things I can
and the wisdom to know the difference



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Member Since: 9/30/2009

SparkPoints: 2,887

Fitness Minutes: 1,670

My Goals:
1. Eliminate bingeing

~(Oct 2010: bingeing about 1x per month

Oct 2011: Bingeing every 3 to 4 months. Go me!)

2. Eat within my calorie range (no restriction or bingeing)

3. Body fat 20% by December 2012

5. Track body fat more closely

6. Do challenges on Sparkpeople where I have to take progress pix

7. Eat refined-sugar free (starting June 18, 2012).

Wellness Goals

1. Meditate 15 minutes per day

2. Have date night one night/week with boyfriend

3. Finish one of my books in 2012-2013!


My Program:
Diet:

Eat 1800-2100 calories daily

~ Eat lowfat or nonfat dairy

~Eliminate gluten!!! I AM ALLERGIC TO WHEAT

~Eat refined-sugar free I HAVE A SUGAR ADDICTION


EXERCISE:

~Exercise 3-4 days/week
~Full body strength training 2-3 days per week (includes all major muscle groups, either free weights, machines, or body weight ex.)
~High-intensity/ interval cardio 3-5 days per week



Personal Information:
Facebook: Nina Marie Collins

Height: 5'4"

Weight: 150

Body Fat: 27% (eeek)

12/4/2010: 26%
12/14/2010: 25% hell yeah!
11/1/2011: ?
5/30/2012: 26.5%



Other Information:
Taken from another SparkBuddy:

"Motivation is what you give to yourself, Inspiration is what you give to some else"

"Let go and let God"

"The greatest responsibility is taking responsibility for the nature of my thoughts"

People will forget what you said, People will forget what you did, but People will never forget how you made them feel~

Aretha Franklin

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Member Comments:
TRENTDREAMER
8/16/2012 10:59:03 PM

I'm trying not to be either. There are a few foods cereals esp. which wouldn't appear to have a lot of sugar but do. I'm eating a little less candy (I think. I need to get better about tracking)

Continued success to you!



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TRENTDREAMER
8/14/2012 9:30:54 PM

Hey there! Thanks for checking in :)

Not doing as well with the sugar thing. I can make it to the afternoon sometimes. This is really tough. I really didn't get how much sugar is in a lot of foods.



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SONICB
8/13/2012 5:49:19 PM

My little sister has been tested, but she doesn't have Celiac. She does have a gluten intolerance though, and she gets terrible gastrointestinal pain whenever she does eat anything that contains gluten. It doesn't run in the family, as she's the only one of us that has any problem with it... We suspect it's a side effect of some anti-anxiety medication she took when she was younger.



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TRENTDREAMER
7/26/2012 8:30:28 AM

"whew, that was a lot huh? Let me know if you have questions/thoughts"
* Thank you so much. I will try what you suggest and let you know if I run into snags.

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FIT_FOR_LIFE85
7/25/2012 11:24:59 PM

Hiya!
So here's a little bit of info about the Primal/Paleo diet :)
I'm not going to go into the science of it all, but basically this lifestyle is about eating like our ancestors. Studies have shown that since the agricultural revolution humans have started getting heavier and sicker. Basically, the reason why we're getting fatter is because of the insulin, not because of fat. So all the low-fat diets, which are actually high carbs (because of all the sugar that's added when the fat is taken out) are the ones that are making us fat.
This lifestyle eliminates grains from your diet (and yes that includes whole grains). The stricter Paleo followers also eliminate dairy (I'm still experimenting with that one). Essentially, we eat what our ancestors had available and what our genes are adapted to- meat, poultry and fish (and lot's of it!), vegetables and fruit, nuts and healthy fats (coconut oil, olive oil, avocado, etc.). That's the gist of it but there's plenty more to it! Check out this website for more info (it has a ton of it and really interesting!):
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And yes, I would love to have the support during this monthand be happy to support you! emoticon



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