Hi my name is Ashley. I'm from a small town in new york and go to school in a small city called Oneonta. I'm 22 years old and haven't been at a healthy weight since I was 5. I've been on every fad diet you can imagine. When I was 12 my mother even bought me diet pills so diet has been ingrained into my brain at a very young age. My earliest memory of trying to diet was when I was 10. It was 10 year old logic. I thought that if i only the same amount every day i would lose weight... too ...
Hi my name is Ashley. I'm from a small town in new york and go to school in a small city called Oneonta. I'm 22 years old and haven't been at a healthy weight since I was 5. I've been on every fad diet you can imagine. When I was 12 my mother even bought me diet pills so diet has been ingrained into my brain at a very young age. My earliest memory of trying to diet was when I was 10. It was 10 year old logic. I thought that if i only the same amount every day i would lose weight... too bad that same amount was too much amount. Into the future I had my little successes with weight loss, but I always gained it back. It wasn't till I got to college that I really put in an effort to be healthy... not diet. I had hit my heaviest that summer before college at a whopper of 307. After my first year of college I got down to about 270. Lost effort, but didn't lose control completely. I did however sink back into a sedentary lifestyle and went back to 184 which is where I started off this school year. I was able to get down to 273 after last semester and this semester is going even better. I've really started to focus on why I've failed in the past and how to triumph over those failures. I don't want to and can't fail again. I wont stop until I succeed. Right now I'm going with shorter term goals like by the end of summer I want to be around 200. I'm working hard. My biggest pit fall is that I lack a say no factor to my wants and a lack of motivation factor to my life. I Hope I can find a buddy in which to help find motivation here's to hoping.
hey there, glad to hear ur getting better at saying no...its definately something that takes time! i know what you mean about being your own worst enemy! i find if others are around i feel like i have to be good (with the exception on lasts nights hot chips :S) but when im alone i feel like "ill just have a little bit no one will ever know" hehe ive been having trouble sticking to the 5min rule but found when i do it works really well :)
hope you have a great easter! i think im going to get my chocolate fix on sunday by making up a chocolate fondue thingy for me and my boyfriend and have it with fruit that way im getting fruit and chocolate so i should fill up quicker than if i just have chocolate haha well thats the theory anyways :)
hi there ashley, My names Jane, im from Australia and noticed that you seem to have the same problem as me...not being able to say no :P ive been trying really hard in the last two weeks to focus on just saying no :P i even managed to say no to a free chocolate bar which is a first for me!! how are you going with saying no? ive been trying to make it a habit that anytime anyone offers me anything i say no thanks straight away and then after about 5 mins if i am still thinking its a good idea and they offer again i will then take it, i figure that i should stop and think about whether i REALLY want it or im just eating it cause it was offered to me. So far im going ok but i have had a few brain snaps :P
hope your journey is going well! i love that you have smaller short term goals! theres nothing as motivating as successfully crossing off a goal :)
I joined spark about a year ago I was looking for workouts to do in my dorm room some videos poped up on youtube and that's how I found Spark. Like you I didn't really get into it at first, but a few months in I joined some groups and just kept exploring the website more.