Friday, April 13, 2012

New Beginnings

I have had a weight loss blog in the past. I lost 34 pounds. I also have a private blog that I wrote a few posts in about my struggle with bulimia last year. I read those posts tonight and couldn't believe what a dark place I was in.

I have gained back those 34 pounds and more *cringe*. I can't remember the last time I threw up on purpose. And I need to distance myself from that.

This is a new beginning.

I have made numerous "attempts" in the last year to lose weight. I would be good for a few days, maybe even a week or two, then I would be back to old habits. I say "attempts" because I'm not sure how hard I was really trying.

This last stint has lasted 5 weeks. I have lost 9 pounds. Trust me, I've not been perfect. But I have hope. I haven't had a streak this good in...years?

Here's how I've lost 9 pounds. I track calories. Yep. That's pretty much it. Sounds simple right? And it mostly is. I will be posting later on the struggles I've had and overcome over the last month or so.

I shoot for 1200 calories a day. I have an awesome booklet my boyfriend made me that helps me keep track. I haven't added in exercise yet, but hope to soon.

I'm actually very excited to share my weight loss journey!

Thanks for tuning in!


  1. I am so proud of you, for taking back the power from the Bulimia! Also, for admitting it. I think it would be surprising, as to how many people actually struggle with eating disorders. I have had the same struggle myself. It's a battle. I believe that with God, all things are possible.

  2. I am excited for your journey and would love to join you. I have the opposite struggle-I have been going to the gym at least 4 times a week but I haven't lost even 1 pound. I know that I am going to have to go down to 1200 calories a day to lose weight, so here goes!! Love you so much!

  3. You are awesome! 1200 is difficult, but it sounds like you've got this! :) By the way, there's a website called and you can track calories, food, and exercise and it will tell you "if you ate like this every day, you would weigh ___ in five weeks." That way, you can know how well you're doing. They also have weight tickers, etc. It's super cool, so if you want, check it out. I'm rootin' for you! :)