Jumping on the New Year bandwagon!
My name is Fiona, I'm 27 years old, a student, from London.
Throughout my teens and early twenties I had an eating disorder and very unhealthy relationship with food. I nearly dropped out of uni because of it, which was a turning point and I gave recovery a good shot. Since then I would say my relationship with food is much healthier, but my weight has slowly crept up to a point where I'm definitely overweight. I see photos of myself and hate them, but I've been scared to intentionally try to lose weight in case I fall back into my old disordered mindset. I would rather be overweight and happy than underweight and miserable... but what would be best would be a healthy weight and healthy mind!
So I've joined this site to try and help me stay accountable, to lose a bit of weight/improve my diet & fitness, and to hopefully offer support and make friends in the process :) I'm currently 170 lbs at 5'7, so BMI 26.6. I'd like to get down to around 130 lbs, BMI 20.4 - although I'd rather go on how I look and feel than sticking rigidly to certain numbers.
I plan to just eat a healthier diet - I've stopped eating much fruit & veg and don't cook for myself as often as I should, so I'm going to try and get back to healthier recipes rather than processed snacks and ready meals. I also want to increase my exercise, currently the aim is for 30 mins 5x per week.
I graduate in July of this year and I'd really love to look at the photos and not have them spoiled by thinking how horrible I look!
And in the spirit of not getting too obsessed with chat about food and weight, some other things I love include acting & theatre, snowboarding, cats, reading, and the BBC's Sherlock (OK, I'm a bit in love with Benedict Cumberbatch!). I'm looking forward to getting to know people here :) Good luck with your journeys!