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I've yo-yo dieted, basically since I was 10 years old. During my early teen years it wasn't really dieting, it was just starving. In high school, I purged with exercise and pretended I was trying to lose weight for health. Then I hit a weight of 192 lbs in my junior year of high school and I was horrified. That's when I found Sparkpeople.com and joined for the first time. I lost 40 lbs that time around and did it in a mostly healthy way. However, I didn't keep it off.

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I've yo-yo dieted, basically since I was 10 years old. During my early teen years it wasn't really dieting, it was just starving. In high school, I purged with exercise and pretended I was trying to lose weight for health. Then I hit a weight of 192 lbs in my junior year of high school and I was horrified. That's when I found Sparkpeople.com and joined for the first time. I lost 40 lbs that time around and did it in a mostly healthy way. However, I didn't keep it off.

Unfortunately, even before the diet I had started I was having a lot of body pain and fatigue for no reason. I tried to combat the lethargy with exercise, but as time went on, I only got worse. I started collapsing during my runs. Then I started collapsing at school. I didn't tell my father, and I was sort of in denial. But the muscle pain got worse and the collapsing more frequent, and my friends couldn't carry me around anymore so I had to get help. I had to go on home teaching to finish my senior year. At my worst, I could not even hold up a glass of water to drink. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, given pain killers, and began physical therapy only a few months before I had to go to college. After a few weeks of physical therapy, I got on the scale and was shocked to see 198. I knew that I had definitely been over the 200 mark at some point during my worst days. I was horrified.

I tried to lose some over the summer and started my freshman year of college at 192 lbs. My first semester I lost 27 lbs through starvation. I was happy with the weight of 165, but I've bounced between that and 179 since then. At the end of my sophomore year, I tried something I'd really never tried before. I tried to get fit. I focused more on my weight training and eating than on cardio and it really worked.

I worked really hard over the summer and, and in September, I finally broke the 165 barrier. However, I struggle a lot being at school and trying to take care of myself. I hit a plateau after the Holidays, and I couldn't get below 159 on my old scale. I was really frustrated, but now I've been losing steadily for a while and I am comfortable with my body so I don't really care about how much I weigh. I'm still tracking it, but what I really want is to stop battling my body and let it be healthy. It doesn't matter how I'm shaped or what size I am; it matters what choices I make to keep my body healthy.


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Start: May 27 09 ........... 176.5
Jun 4 09 ........................ 174
Jun 8 09 ........................ 172.5
Jul 5 09 ......................... 169.5
Jul 18 09 ....................... 167
Jul 29 09 ....................... 165.5
Aug 14 09 ..................... 162
Aug 30 09 ..................... 165
Oct 7 09 ........................ 161
Nov 2 09 ........................ 159
Dec 6 09 ........................ 159

During the period from December to February I lost a few lbs, but in February I began to use a scale that did not weigh as light. So this was not actually a 2 lb gain period; it was about a 3 lb loss period.

Feb 11 10 ...................... 161
Mar 29 10 ...................... 160 (lost 2" from waist and .5"
from hips since January)
Living at my dad's house now for the summer since my husband is deployed. Different food, different scale.

Jun 1 10 ........................ 157
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YESMART
8/31/2009 1:37:24 PM

Thanks for the info..



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NIKKI_1984
3/25/2009 10:50:15 AM

we have a lot in common, about the same weight, and both military wives. I'm also a nursing student. I'm here for support if you need. Good luck! :)



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HTAMU699
6/30/2008 1:14:43 AM

Thank you very much for your e-mail. I will try to find out how I feel by focusing on THE moment I'll be at a bay (or during) of binge...
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TINKERTINX
6/26/2008 4:48:12 AM

thanks for the great comment. *hugs.* i needed that.



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BEENIEMOM
5/7/2008 12:44:42 AM

Hi and welcome to the Emotional Eaters team! This is a very good place to come for support and friendship,whether you have questions about health and diet or you just want to chat to someone who "gets"how you feel! There is always someone with a similar story and a similar difficulty or success! Come join the posts and let us all get to know you! You are always welcome here! hugs Tina



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