Friday, June 13, 2008

A little bit about me

Now that I have delurked from a few blogs, joined Scale Junkie's Healthy You Challenge, and won Love2befit's giveaway - I am hoping that my little blog is going to get a rush of new readers. Therefore, I figured I needed to post a bit about myself. (For my long-time readers, feel free to skip over this post).

I'll start with the basic facts. I am a 25 year female who is happily residing in South Georgia. I recently moved back to my hometown- a small rural community that I despised as a teenager and love more as an adult. I am the oldest of two daughters - my kid sister isn't a kid anymore but a married woman with two adorable sons and one of my best friends. My parents are beyond awesome. And I have an amazing boyfriend M, a wonderful extended family, and the best friend's a girl could ask for.

Now on to the health side of things. I am a recovering bulimic. During my junior year of college, a myriad of factors and situations combined at the right time, and I began my battle with bulimia. At my lowest point, I weighed a mere 120 pounds (I'm 5'8) and was "binging" on water and grapes. It was ugly. After my junior year, I moved back in with my Aunt for the it was harder to hide my disorder. I gained about 20 pounds. But the disorder continued until 2005 when I decided that I needed help.

I am happy to report that I have been "bulimia free" since December 27, 2005. After battling with this disorder and to overcome it, I decided to just embrace my body - whatever the size. This lead to me not exercising at all and eating lots of junk food. My weight creeped up to around 160. But it isn't about the numbers with me....I just want to be healthy.

So fast forward a few years, and here I am - 25 years old, weighing a healthy 140 pounds, recently developed a passion for running, and wanting to develop the best me that I can be. And I think plugging into a wonderful community of bloggers is one key to my success.


Mama Bear June said...

Congrats on your journey to good health. You've worked hard and come a long way!
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