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|Member Since||Nov 7, 2011||Send Message|
|Last Login||Jul 23, 2012|
I'm a 27 year old 5'1" 200lbs girl. I never weighed this much in my life! Two years ago I was 135lbs, not a great weight for my height but still under 150lbs. In that time I was diagnosed with Multiple Scoliosis and 6 months later Fibromyalgia on top of it.
I was unable to move for a year and a half on heavy weight gaining drugs to help with movement so I was still able to attend college since I was unable to work. The only thing left that I could enjoy was food and still is to some extent. The depression did not help the emotional eating and because I could not go anywhere I rewarded myself with food when I made it through something like a day of school.
I still have relapses and pain days, but I did lose 6lbs since joining this site and I want to continue to lose as it would not only help my self-esteem, my joints will be very thankful as well. I also follow a low uric acid diet as I've also been diagnosed with gouty arthritis due to high uric acid levels and being over weight, all of which can be helped significantly by weight loss.
I try my best everyday even when I fall off the wagon and even if I go over my calorie count, I am still holding myself countable to do better the next day.
I am wishing everyone out here luck on their journey and that keeping track of their food really does help even when exercise is a daunting task. Small changes is the key and beating yourself up will not get to your achievement but hinder you as tomorrow is a new day!
|Interests||15: author, being a mom, blogging, child and youth work, college, fibromylagia awareness, health, hiking, ms awareness, painting, reading, roller coasters, studying, swimming, writing|