Friday, 9 October 2015
I almost didn't get up for work this morning, I am sooo tired! Even though I have been getting a good 8hrs of sleep a night! I have been quite strict with myself though so it kind of makes sense in a way. I am yawning non stop as I type this. I have literally no get up and go!!! It's go up and gone!
I played warcraft for a few hours last night and got soooo close to draenor flying!!! It has taken me forever to get this far, but I should have it tonight now!
Weight wise - I have found myself pretty backed up recently, I need to get some laxies I think. but I am almost 6lbs down in 9 Days so its definitely working!
I am hoping to reach 15lbs by the time October is through! Do you think I can do it.
Sunday, 4 October 2015
My friend has created her own forum. A place for people with EDs to talk to other sufferers. Basically for people who are not ready to recover, or those that are in recovery.
Sometimes speaking to people who are going through similar issues help... It's worth a look xx
Friday, 2 October 2015
Todays Weight is 284.2
Today has been dreadful - I found out last night that one of the girls from my ED Forum passed away back in July. She was 25, so young and so full of life. We used to talk for hours about our illnesses and she hated her demons with a passion, she wished she could have lived a normal life. Now she is gone, way too soon. Another soul lost to this disgusting disease. I didn't even see the post until last night, it just isn't fair. To say that I am shocked and so upset would be an understatement.
I talked at length to another friend last night about it, both of us shedding more than our fair share of tears. I wish all of these people who wish for an eating disorder would just stop, and think about how destructive it is, how much it consumes not only the flesh and the fat, but the mind! It destroys who you are as a person and moulds you into this shell of a person. It becomes all consuming and overtakes your entire life. You wake up thinking numbers desperate to see a change in your appearance. You go about your day thinking numbers, constantly calculating what you can and can't eat or drink, thinking about what foods are safe and what isn't. You sit with friends, wondering if they notice how fat you are, wondering if they'll notice you've not eaten, and hoping they wont notice when you don't. You go home feeling scared that if you even open the fridge that will be it, it will lead to a binge, I now actively avoid the kitchen in my house, the only time I enter is to pour water or clean. Then eventually you go to bed feeling overwhelmed, you scrutinise your every action, wondering if that extra apple is going to ruin all of your hard work.
Eating Disorders are killers. They destroy lives and they kill people. The lucky ones that recover and don't have lasting health problems like being infertile, heart conditions, brittle bones, ruined teeth; still have to live with the warped mind - which is very rarely the same again after such a destructive cycle. It is hard to have a healthy relationship with food, even 2 or 3 years after you've "recovered" enough to get out of treatment. Every day is a battle.
Believe me when I say YOU DO NOT WANT AN EATING DISORDER. It is not a way to lose weight, it is a ticking time bomb, just waiting to destroy you from the inside out!
Thursday, 1 October 2015
Today's Weight - 288.8
Today has been a very busy long day - I love my job, and I like to be kept on my toes, and today has certainly done, that. I have weighed myself this morning as I have joined a challenge to see who can lose the most weight in October - though I have declined any prizes, as I believe my huge massive weight will give me an unfair advantage.
So its 4:09pm and I have not eaten. I have had 2 or 3 coffee's but no food. I have an apple in front of me but the sick sadistic part of myself is telling me not to eat it. It's telling me to not eat when I get home either, and to work out when I get home... So naturally I am chugging water like a bitch!
I am pretty cheesed if with how skint I am too :( I just want to go home and get in bed and not do anything... side effect of not eating = no energy...
Is it weird that I wrote a diet plan out for my best mate yesterday?? She wanted me to write her one offering between 1000 - 1300 calories a day... feel like I am aiding and abetting an eating disorder, though I eat a lot less!!!! Yesterday was a binge day and I had around 1600 cals all day.
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Todays Weight 288lbs.
So today I have been pretty tough on myself, I am determined to lose 38lbs by the end of this year. Tomorrow is the first of the month, so that gives me 92 days to lose 38lbs.... to me that is possible!!! I am going to do this. It actually depresses me that I have let it get this far!!! I hate myself for it!
Breakfast - Weetabix x 2
Lunch - Chicken Tikka Skewer (x1) - basically just 4/5 cubes of chicken with tikka spices.
Dinner - Greek Chicken Salad (1/2 chicken breast, 3 x lettuce leaves, 1 tomato, 1/3 cucumber, 1 celery stick, 3 cubes of feta cheese).
I haven't allowed for any additional calories today.
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
I am finally back to give you all an update.
I have been in Europe for a little while and unable to access my blog as I have been having too much fun, that fun was completely destroyed when I returned home from my holiday (in which I swam most days, ate cautiously and hardly snacked) to find I have gained 4lbs!!!!
I'm so angry with myself :(
I have been struggling to keep a handle on my anxiety - I had a few anxiety attacks while there, I am just fed up with myself. I am sure I will get back on track, but until I do I am going to restrict and eat mindfully.
Monday, 3 August 2015
Over the last few months I have realised that I have been eating some really carb heavy foods to try and fill myself up, but I often find it really difficult to wake up in a morning (which isn't good seeing as I want to start heading to the gym at 6:30am. Also I have been very bloated. Then I bumped into someone I have not seen for years and she has lost a ton of weight following the Atkin's Diet.
In the past my daily intake has been under 800cals, usually consisting of a few table spoons of cereal with Almond Milk, an Apple and a small salad. More recently I have been eating Chips (potato fries), bread and pasta and I am definitely the biggest I have been in around 2 years - Almost back to my HW.
I never realised Carbs were sugar!!! It was only in recovery last year that I found this out, this has in turn made me realise how stupid my diet has been, sugar for breakfast (carbs), sugar for lunch (sandwich or chips with chicken) and then heading home for pasta, or salad (usually more carbs).
Now I am under no illusions, Carbs = Sugar. Sugar = addictive (more addictive than any other drug, including crack cocaine!!!). This is why I have been binging in my opinion, the more I look at it, the more I realise that my binges are always sugar/carbs!!!
I am obviously going to put a stop to that.
From this day on I am making it official - I am cutting carbs out (not completely but around 20g a day).
No Pasta (I will either use veggies, if I can find a spiraliser for cheap or the shiritaki noodles/Konjac)
No white potatoes (this includes crisps, jacket, mash, chips/fries).
No Apples (apples have around 15g of carbs in one apple).
I have decided to do this from today and have so far found it difficult (as I was in no way prepared), but I work next to a supermarket so I have managed to find some low carb bits and bobs.
B - None
L - Chicken leg/ roasted no skin.
D - Sausage, Cauliflower Mash, Broccoli
S - cube of cheese, 8 grapes, pepperami stick.
This may still change, I have found that a lot of VLC foods (crackers, slim a soup etc) are really high in carbs, which your body then turns to sugar. Sugar is the devil lol.
I am also going to have to find some Keto Sticks to make sure that I am in Ketosis by next week, if I am not then something may have slipped by me and maybe I am getting to many carbs.
This is all new to me but I am going to try and see how it works and if it suits me... we shall soon see :)
Sunday, 2 August 2015
Ive been a little quiet of late, trying to concentrate on my job and my relationship; it would seem this hardwork has paid of!! I'm really enjoying my job, I'm trying to not let silly things get to me due to my tendency to overthink things.
So what's new with me, not much. Ive taken on a second job to try and save for holidays. really enjoying keeping busy.
I also have two other announcements to make. These are mainly thoughts at the moment, but here goes.
I'm 90% sure that I want to become a vegetarian again. I'm not 100% yet. But I'm just so anti animal cruelty - and these days I don't think I can trust that animals are being slaughtered humanely. I'd rather have the happy smiling faces of the world's animals around for generations to come than eat them.
Also. Ive been setting my alarm early to go to the gym in a morning, so far I've not been for a while, so I'm going to start going. My gym days to start are Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning, then I was thinking of looking into classes on a Tuesday and a Thursday.
I won't be going tomorrow though. I have a lot to prepare for a Dr's appointment, I'm 99% sure I have Hyperhidrosis. It's were for some reason the sweat glands are over active. My problem affects my face, literally pours off me when I'm nervous or anxious. I don't even need to be warm. But thr heat of late has made it much worse.
So. Is that a decent update? Any questions? Requests?
Saturday, 1 August 2015
Thursday, 23 July 2015
Monday, 13 July 2015
Ive made friends at work. Two people on particular I was close to, I had a Week off on leave for my birthday and when I came back they're being "different" with me.
I've always kept their confidence and been there for them, and now the connection just isn't there anymore. It's bringing me down a bit.
I'm trying to have the mindset of, other people don't validate your happiness, you need to be happy with yourself first.
But this is really bothering me.
It's making me feel a bit shitty if I'm honest.
Thursday, 4 June 2015
I've started fasting/restricting again. It was inevitable, it was always going to happen again.
SW: 1st June, 288.8lbs
4th June 284lbs.
I had a fast day yesterday. I limited myself to 151cals throughout the whole day. Today I will mainly be eating fruit. (I have an apple a Satsuma and a Banana with me). So I should manage a sub 200 day today again.
Monday, 1 June 2015
My oh My!!! ITs been months since I last posted on here - life just flies by doesn't it, and we are just here to enjoy the ride (or not enjoy it)...
Since I last updated here I have officially regained all of my weight I had lost. I am 4lbs off my HW and not very happy about it. I am now starting again fresh - I have had my fun (binging on whatever I wanted) and now I am here to stay... here to lose weight.
I am starting a June challenge. I have set myself a target of not binging outside of my meal and snack times, and I also want to lose 8.8lbs. This will bring me back to 280...
I have has a meal plan devised by a Personal Trainer and I am hoping that if I follow it I will be able to stop the late night snacking on shit, anyway - I'm going to update you all now. If anyone would like to view this diet plan then let me know and I will upload it.
Things with work are going really well, I am getting more and more confident and I have made some friends that I am hoping I will keep for a long time. I get the impression its a bit one sided with some people, like I will go out of my way for them, but they don't do the same for me. The company I am working for lost some major contracts so it looks like we will be transferred to a new employer at some point towards the end of this year or beginning of next, so we will just see from there.
Things at home are good, My OH (Other Half) and I are in a really good place, we are in looove :) and I love being in Love with him!! We almost split over Christmas but that has all changed now and we are in a really good place which I am happy about. My dogs are both good, though my bitch is in heat at the moment, we are going to have to get her spayed at some point soon as she keeps having Phantom Pregnancies. Some douche bag drove into my car last week too so I need to get it repaired this week.
I am not quite sure how I am, my anxiety has been worse over the last few months than it has been in a while, but I am coping with it. I had an abnormal smear test last year, so I am having to have further testing done on that. I am also being tested for PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome) which I am not to thrilled about, but who knows, it would explain a lot, but I am not there yet.
Eating Disorder wise I have been stuck in a binge cycle for around 4 months. I am hoping to follow the meal plan that my PT has written for me for the next 3/4 weeks and I am hoping it will kick start my weight-loss so that I can get back on track again, as I am really not happy at the moment.
Friday, 6 March 2015
So since I last posted I have joined the gym. I've been eating clean and I have lost 7lbs in 7days :-)
I've been having my overnight oats with flaxseed for breakfast.
Rice cakes with whole earth peanut butter for lunch..
Chicken/steak with veggies or salad for tea.
In between I've been snacking on grapes and celery sticks/carrots.
I'm so happy and I'm so on track. I had a horrendous binge period that lasted about two weeks and I gained 7lb. I've lost that this week alone. looking forward to getting thinner and leaner :-)
I have been struggling with my anxiety tells. Skin picking etc. but I'm hoping a clean diet will help me improve on this xx but on a more personal note my b/f and I are working things out :-)
Speak soon ladies.
Thursday, 12 February 2015
- To be thin – to lose weight and be happier in myself.
- To do some A Levels – I really want to apply my brain and further my education, I want to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics at A Level. However for an Adult in employment like myself, my only options are to study from home, and each A Level costs around £330. I don’t have enough money to do them.
- To decorate my house – This also costs money that I don’t have at the moment.
- To do a military fitness army style assault course – I’d need to get fit and it costs money to enter.
- To be a mum – I want to have children, however I am not sure my boyfriend does.
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
I feel sick with myself. I'm such a huge mess. I managed to get under 270 over Christmas and now I am back at 274.4. Fuck this. I need to loose. I've just written my commandments to live by and I will not deviate from them.
My ultimate priority is weight loss. I'm sure the fact I'm so fat is causing my body to hurt and ache more than a regular person. So I'm not going to allow myself to gain anymore. It's just a joke how much I hate myself, I've allowed myself to get this way.
I feel like I need to regain control of this urge to binge and snack. I will regain control. I will not allow my lazy fat self to continue this way. I'll be dead at 40 if I continue to gain at this rate.
Thursday, 22 January 2015
I hate being me. Why I hear you ask? Well I will list all the reasons for you… · My brain doesn’t switch off – I literally wake up worrying about what I have on that day, I get up go to the toilet and I weigh myself. Then I get dressed, reminding myself that I have to avoid clothes that are tight, that show my huge butt, of massive stomach. Then I go to work, and although I absolutely adore my job. I sit there worrying about what people are thinking about me, I walk by a colleague and I wrap my arms around myself to protect myself. I stress about what I have to do when I get home. Then I get home, and I have to try and wind myself down so that I can sleep. Then I go to bed, wake up and the same thing happens again. · I jump to conclusions – If people’s plans change or if no one contacts me I end up stressing like the above. Have I offended them, they don’t want to be your friend anyway!! They feel sorry for you, they don’t like you, YOU’RE FAT, you’ll never meet anyone who can make you feel like your worth anything. You’re a doormat – people just take advantage of you so why bother having friends. You have spots, that’s because you’re FAT and you’re STRESSED. You’re UGLY – That’s why no one likes you. · I feel like a thin person trapped in a fat body = This will never change, I will never be happy with my weight as it is. Hell, I weigh almost 19 stone. I AM FAT!!! I starve myself, lose weight, the unhappiness doesn’t lift, I binge I gain weight – It’s a vicious cycle. Im LAZY, I am UGLY and I am WORTHLESS. · I have never had spots in my life, all of a sudden I am covered. All over my face!!! · I sweat too, when I am worked up or anxious its like someone turns a tap on inside and I start to sweat, from my face, my top lip, my eyebrows EVEN MY F**KING EYEBROWS. · I am needy – I need constant reassurance that I am ok, that we’re ok, that I am doing things right, that I have not upset you, that I look ok, that you can’t see my fat, that I am not sweating, that I have not offended you. · I hate being alone for all of these reasons, I am not comfortable with my own company because then I have time to think about all of the above. · I’m never good enough. · I am a failure. · I’m more than likely going to die alone and unhappy (someone once told me this after a date)… I guess he is right, I probably am, via a mixture of alcohol anti depressants, and prescription painkillers/anxiety medication. To block out ALL OF THE ABOVE. I am never going to get a handle on this, I am never going to be OK. I am destined to be alone and unhappy.
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
I've been keeping my head down for a while as a lot has been going on in my personal life.
Basically after 5 years my partner and I are likely to be separating. We are going to spend some time apart to figure out whether he actually wants to be with me, because it feels like he doesn't and I can't go on that way anymore.
I'm also going out more and seeing friends to try and keep busy. I think I'm ok with it all, I feel a lot stronger than I did 6 months ago. I'm just nervous about being on my own as its a huge trigger for me.
Workwise I am happy. In myself I am happy, but something at home just isn't right so hopefully, some time apart will make or break us.
I actually lost weight over Christmas with all of the stress, though recent binges have seen me gain the weight again. So I am around 270 at the moment.
I've been exercising at home, but I'm not giving it 100% with everything going on. So I am looking at joining the gym near my house with a friend.
More updates will come when I don't feel as paranoid about snoopers.