My journey to health and happiness
Heighest weight: 150lbs
Lowest weight: 118lbs
Current weight: 121lbs
Goal weight: healthy, happy, and confident!
Hi, my name is Sidne! I’ve struggled with weight and body issues for all of my teen and adult life. My highest weight ever was in high school around 150lbs. I was very depressed and I self-harmed, and it wasn’t long until I started developing eating disorders. I lost a little over thirty pounds going back and forth between eating disorders before I finally conquered my mental illness and started trying to love my body for what it was. A year and a half after graduating high school, I met this guy and shortly afterwards I unknowingly entered into a long, 26 month emotionally and mentally abusive relationship with him. I gained some of the weight back and stayed at 136lbs while I was with him. Needless to say I was very unhappy in every sense of the word. I was constantly stressed and I wasn’t eating right because I just didn’t care. I broke up with the guy, who had turned out to be completely psycho, and pretty much immediately afterwards starting dating a guy I had liked for several years, and this guy is the only other motivation besides myself for wanting not just to lose weight, but to become toned and healthy. He is fit, handsome, and the kindest man I have ever met and I am so fortunate to have him in my life. He loves me for who I am and not the size of my jeans, and yet somehow that just motivates me more to be the best I can be both mentally and physically. Since I’ve been with him I’ve been making more of an effort to eat healthy and exercise, and I’m currently at a much healthier 121lbs. I’ve been going to the gym, eating right 80% of the time, and just trying to be a happier person. I’ve still got a long ways ahead of me and I know it will take time, but that’s okay. I still struggle with my self confidence, but it’s coming along slowly. This June was the first time since I was 12 that I had worn shorts out in public (I’m 22 now)!
So to all you girls and guys that are trying to lose weight, just remember to be patient, positive, and love yourself!
Yes! 2000 calories of crap is way different than 2000 calories of healthy stuff. It does matter. And it depends where you are right now…for example, if you’re trying to lose 200 pounds it could take, for example, 6 months for people to be able to tell that you’ve lost weight. If you’re trying to lose 10 or 15, it could be a month or two. It depends on your body type and how much weight you’re losing.