Weight Loss Update: I Lost 10lbs

Hey guys! Today I’m talking about something that I find endlessly uncomfortable to talk about: weight loss.

I can talk about my eating disorder until I’m blue in the face because I’ve had to talk about my unhealthy relationship with food so much over the years in therapy. What I have had less practice with is talking about developing a healthy relationship with food.

So far in 2018 I’ve been taking a lot of steps to do things that make me feel good about me. I’m back to running, I’m getting Invisalign braces, I’ve planned a fun vacation with Adam and I’ve lost 10lbs over the last month.

I didn’t tell anyone I was trying to lose weight because that’s honestly not really my goal. I just want to eat healthier, live healthier and manage my stress better, and losing 10lbs has been the result of that.

I have not counted calories, cut out any foods, made any rules or done anything that would make you think of dieting. I’m not following an eating plan, I’m not doing “Whole 30” or trying to go 100% plant based or anything like that.

I’m just trying to eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full.

Something that people do all the time without thinking, and all things that I’ve not been able to do almost my whole life. I honestly cannot remember a time when I wasn’t creating food rules or obsessing over my meals or making deals with myself. It started when I was a kid and stuck with me for my whole life, until now when I’ve finally somehow turned a corner.

Okay see what I mean? I can talk about my bad relationship with food so easily but talking about developing healthy habits is hard. I hope to get better at it and I hope to be able to share more updates like this in the future :).

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6 comments

  1. Ali @ Hit the Ground Running

    I haven’t had a chance to watch your video this morning but I just want to say that I think adding running back in has made a big difference for my body, too. I was weighed at my annual doctor’s visit in January and I had gained weight during the past year after being literally the same weight for 5+ years. Getting active again is definitely helping, and the goal isn’t to lose weight, but to feel healthy and strong again! I’m looking forward to watching your video and hearing your thoughts 🙂
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  2. Susan

    I am so proud of you, my friend! Keep up the awesome work. You are working very hard and it shows. YOU GO GIRL!!

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  3. Ana

    I’m very happy for you!! As long as you are staying healthy and doing what your body feels right. Weight loss is a subject I don’t like to input my opinion in, just because I believe everybody is different and their struggle is different.
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  4. Hanna @ Hanna's 30s life

    Congratulations!

    I am hoping that getting back into regular running again, along with reducing the sugar and restaurant food in my diet, will help me get rid of some of the extra lbs I packed on this winter, too! It only gets more noteworthy to lose weight, because it gets so much harder with age.
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  5. Elizabeth at Reserved for Running

    So great and I know so hard to talk about and share! I was overweight most of my life and once I stopped running and working out JUST to burn calories and lose weight….. I felt more at ease and the weight came off. As I focused on other fitness goals aside from weight loss, I was less stressed which also meant less stress eating. I’m with you — no need to go on a crazy, restrictive diet!

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  6. cheryl

    It sounds like you are doing great on a healthy lifestyle! Congrats!
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