A new identity

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abbigail's picture
A new identity

Three year ago I lost a lot of weight & went from slightly pudgy to normal / trim. I have B/P like crazy trying to maintain it. This worked for a few years, but now the weigh is coming back.. As I get more desperate & B/P more my weight goes up. When I first lost the weight I got a LOT of positive comments & bought all new clothes & felt great. Over the past few years my friends / family, and even myself have come to identify with being a trim person. I love feeling slim & rolls of fat really feel uncomfortable to me. I was in spin class today & felt my belly hanging out (I look 7 mo pregnant now - bloat???) I'm on day 5 of another recovery attempt & this is my question... Has anyone else had to deal with how to maintain their identity while recovering? I truly don't want to be so vain that I sacrifice my health for looks, but I have come to identify with & truly enjoy being in the normal weight range. I by no means got skinny, just normal. My clothes are so tight I can't wear most of them, and I am fighting the urge to cut back on what I eat but I know I will then feel the need to binge it will start all over...

lindsay6's picture
The longer we BP the smarter

The longer we BP the smarter our bodies get at hanging onto the food that goes in and hence the weight gain. One thing I did is buy some nice yoga pants and other exercise pants that were comfortable with bloat weight. These clothes will fit when you lose some of this initial weight later.

When you are going through hell, keep going.

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