You're Not Alone
Most of my life has consisted of dieting, binge eating and feeling very uncomfortable in my skin. I lost 60 pounds when I was 16 after following the Weight Watchers plan for a year. I ended up being a size 1-2, and I can say I was very happy in the body, but it became somewhat of an obsession, and I kept wanting to lose more. I have never in my life felt comfortable around food. And that is all I have ever longed for.
If I think about it, I don't long to be thin as much as I long to feel content around food. I want to feel hungry and know that I am not going to binge on everything in sight. I want to come home after a stressful day and not feel the need to have sugar to numb my emotions. I don't want to get angry with myself because I was too tired to make dinner, so I had take-out. These are things I deal with on an almost daily basis, and I'm not proud of it, but I know and have witnessed myself, many others feeling the same way and doing the same things.
I went to school to be a health coach, and I do not have all the answers. I am still figuring it out. I would really like to tell you that I know the secret to letting go of your emotional, stress or binge eating, but the truth is, I don't. I'm not exactly sure what the answer is but I believe it begins within ourselves.
No matter where you are on your health or weight loss journey, I am here for you. I get it. I'm living it. I think people try to hide their food issues because they feel ashamed. I know because I did that for a long time. I started this blog because I know there are many of you out there who feel alone and are struggling. I'm not here to tell you how many carbs you should or shouldn't eat or to stop eating meat and dairy even though that's what I do. I am here to support you as a friend. So please feel free to comment and connect with me. You can always find me on Instagram and Facebook or you can email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. Much love to you all. Talk to you soon!!