Hello all, I'm Jenna and I'm hoping that FitDay can help me jump-start my weight loss. I'm 6ft and I'm at 218lb now, which is about a 15lb weight gain in the last two months. I caught a really nasty flu and am still mildly sick and have absolutely ZERO energy. I've been having a pity party which has included a lot of chicken noodle soup, crackers, and junk.
When I'm doing "well", I eat excellently -- fresh, healthy, local organics, heavy on the fruit, veg, whole grains, lean protein etc., but my problem is the "all or nothing" mentality I've seen other posters talking about... if I break down and eat some chocolate or white bread, I eat the whole thing and go crazy, and then get depressed about what a fat loser I am which makes me eat more. If "food addiction" is a real thing, then I've definitely got it. I LOVE eating, and if it didn't harm me the way it does, I would definitely have it as my #1 hobby.
In the last 3 years I've dropped almost 100lb -- not totally sure of my actual start weight, I was too scared of the scale, but it was at least over 280lb. I took up running, biking, and using the elliptical at home, and got down to just under 200lb. I'm not a small gal to start with, so I think 180 is about the lowest I would be comfortable at. Frankly, I'm a lazy bum at heart, I'd much rather eat chips and candy on the sofa than go for a run, but I KNOW it's no good for me.
I won't yammer on, but I'm having a hell of a time getting back on the proverbial horse. I can barely run 2k without stopping, and I just ran a 10k race in April in under an hour. *Groan of frustration* Something has to change!
I need a big kick in the butt!! Looking forward to chatting with you all!