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OK! Here I go!!!
01-22-2016, 07:07 PM
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OK! Here I go!!!
I will try to make this short and sweet...just like me...HA! I remember being a picky eater as a child...my dear mother would make me breakfast and put me in front of the TV to watch Captain Kangaroo...by the way,I am 62.....or she would let me read while I ate...which I still do.I hit high school and ate like crazy...only rule was if I wanted something sweet away from meal time,I had to eat a sandwich or something...if I was still hungry,have the sweet.I had a gorgeous figure and ate everything imaginable....would go to the fair with my boyfriend and eat foot long hotdogs with sauerkraut and French fries.....I never exercised,but was active.This continued through adulthood,I loved food and loved cooking.I then got married and things were stressful,but I still ate...despite comments about my weight...which I never listened to...We divorced and I started dating.....this guy was very manipulative and I would get stressed and not eat.We finally broke up,I met my now husband and ate again.I gained weight after high school,but it never bothered me,I never weighed myself or counted calories.I was diagnosed with breast cancer and lost over 40 pounds in a few months.As soon as I was able to eat,I gained the weight right back,plus extra....so I was 5'3" and 160.Did not care a bit! August 2014 had breast recon and all the meds upset my stomach badly.Even after stopping the meds, could not eat due to nausea...I lost over 20 pounds in a month...I got to the point where I was fainting,vomiting and had severe insomnia.None of the medical professionals were concerned because my weight never got below 135.I was told to not eat gluten,dairy,fat, fiber,legumes,citrus,etc....my weight stalled,but I was fainting and so depressed..there are days I didn't have enough energy to take a shower...my diagnosis....depression....the only one who stood by me was my husband,but no one listened to him.I finally found your eatopia and realized I was under eating.I found an eating disorder dietician....who did get me eating about 1200 calories a day,but was worried about me gaining weight.I found a different dietician who is wonderful and fully supports eating abundantly and healthfully.I am now about 190 pounds and need to get my calories up a bit.I see my physical therapist soon to deal with my muscle loss.Plus I am going to be getting regular oncology massage....and possibly a therapist as I have some residual anxiety.I am also leaving your eatopia as I just cannot accept that it is OK to eat doughnuts as your main food and to not move off the couch except to go to the refrigerator.I am very glad I found EM2WL as you advocate eating,but the emphasis is on healthy food with sweets and goodies as lovely extras.I love the idea of strength training and look forward to starting as I am allowed by my PT.My goals are to get my energy and health back.I want to try to take pictures to track my progress,but not sure if I can....my surgery left me with one misshapen breast and lots of floppy skin on the other side,I still cannot wear a bra...and fitted tops just remind me of what I have lost.That plus the weight gain has kept me from even looking in a full length mirror fully clothed....but eventually I will be able to wear a prostheses.....the extra weight will firm up...and I will be brave again....
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01-22-2016, 09:05 PM
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RE: OK! Here I go!!!
So glad you decided to start a Journal! It will be a great place for you to record your journey and progress and it's much easier when everything is in one thread - that way if we need to look back for dates or numbers, it's all in one easy to reference place!

Well, I think I gave you a lot of info in your other intro thread, so if there are any unanswered questions, let me know and I will be happy to re-cap or clarify. You are going to do awesome, and your attitude it great! You have come through so much...

Anitra Soto
Team EM2WL
ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer
ISSA Certified Specialist in Senior Fitness

My EM2WL Journey: http://eatmore2weighless.com/never-too-old-anitra/
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01-23-2016, 02:45 PM
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RE: OK! Here I go!!!
Welcome to the journals!
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