I’m Danielle, I’m 23, (closer to 24), and I’m unhappy.
I’m unhappy in my appearance and unhappy with my lifestyle.
It’s time for a change, and yes, I’m one of those annoying people who begin things on the start of the New Year. 2009 is going to be my year, my year to get in shape, to gain confidence in myself, and to make myself an all around healthier person.
I’m at my heaviest weight right now, and it’s not a good place to be. I’m disgusted with myself on an almost daily basis and enough is enough.
When I look back at high school, I remember being unhappy with my weight, thinking I always had to lose 10 or 15 pounds. I tried every diet I could find including the South Beach Diet and Nutrisystem (they’re stuff tastes like burning wouldn’t recommend it) , I took weight loss pills, and although I’m not at all proud of this, I didn’t eat a meal for an entire summer. Sure I would eat snacks a couple times a week, but I existed almost completely on coffee, cigarettes, and red bull. What an unhealthy way to lose weight! I never had a scale in my house so it wasn’t until the first day of my sophomore year of college when one of my roommates had a scale and when I weighed myself I realized I was at my lowest weight, of around 118. I liked it there although I felt I had more to lose, I’m a short girl and that looked good. I hope to get down there again, this time in a healthy way. Luckily I lived with an amazing group of girls, and although I never told them about my struggle with food, they helped me without even knowing it. But I had pretty much ruined my metabolism. Everything I was eating, (and believe me I was eating a lot) was complete junk, and I started to pack on the pounds. 3 years later I’m at my breaking point.
After lurking around reading people’s daily food blogs, I’m ready to start my own.
My biggest inspiration was Chandra, over on Chandra’s Shenanigans. She seems to have the balance that I’m hoping to have for myself.
So there you have it. I hope with this blog to meet more people who inspire me, and I hope you’ll follow me on my journey towards a healthy balanced life.