Just wanted to introduce myself. I have been a crash dieter all my life, and was bulimic for three years during this time (have been recovered for over 2 years now though).
Ever since recovering from my eating disorder i still don't feel completely in control with my eating. I rarely purge anymore, but I still binge to an extent at night, and can't seem to get that aspect under control. I am only slightly overweight (around 72 KG's, at 166cm), but still will never be comfortable with my self and my weight until i get my eating under control.
I have lost and gained the same ten KG's over and over again, and I think the problem is that i restrict myself too much and lose weight too fast, denying myself my favorite foods, until when it comes time to maintain I end up caving in and going back to my old habits.
So this time I am hoping to lose weight really really slowing, still enjoying my favorite foods, but just trying to be more healthy in general and amp up the exercise. My aim is to lose the 7 or so KG's by around the new year, or however long it takes, but I guess my real aim here is to finally learn to be healthy and happy, to develop a healthy relationship with both food and my body.
The weird thing is that it's actually a lot easier just to go on a diet like i used to and lose weight quickly, because the thrill of losing weight is what motivates me to keep going. So I guess for me, I'm doing it the hard and slow way!
Anyway, just wanted to let you all know who i am, nice to meet you all, and hopefully I can find some like minded people around!
Thanks for reading