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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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  • v TATTER3
    Welcome to the lose 50 team. You can do this!!! Explore the site and get to Sparkin'!!! We're here for you!!!
    4309 days ago
    I just wanted to post a quick WELCOME to the 50 pounds Challenge TEAM. We're so glad to have you join us. Please jump in and have a good time getting healthy. This is an excited group of folks and really active team so you should be able to find all sorts of inspiration and motivation. Just jump right in. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. There's always someone willing to help in any way possible. Don't forget to use the food/water tracker that spark people provides as well as the fitness tracker. These are excellent resources that will help keep you on the path you've chosen. Come on... let's get healthy TOGETHER!!! -Dawn emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4309 days ago
    Thanks for adding me as a spark friend. I look forward to getting to know you better. Let's work our "weigh down" the scale and find better health together my friend! Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4309 days ago
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