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It's taken 5 years, but I'm back to pre-binge eating disorder weight!

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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

Member Since: 9/30/2009

Fitness Minutes: 5,183

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:

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 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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    Hi all, I wanted to give an update. I have found a spiritual solution to all that I posted about on Sparkpeople. I work a 12 step program called OA Big Book Solutions group. I am going to post a flier from our meeting shortly
    1124 days ago
    Just thought I would check in and say 'hi' hope all is well!!
    2352 days ago
    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!
    3270 days ago
    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.
    3272 days ago
  • v SONICB
    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.
    3273 days ago
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