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Postby ossabelli » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:43 am

Well, last year (almost one year to the date), I decided I wanted to lose some weight. At the time I weighed 150 pounds. So, after putting it off and putting it off, I finally started my journey. I started going to the gym every day, first for 20 minutes, then 30, then 40, and when I was at my best I did one hour workouts.

In addition to exercise I was eating right. Fruits, veggies, lots of water, and lean meats like chicken.

By this last May I was down to 120 pounds, which was amazing. 30 pounds lost, I never thought I could've done it.

(Little interjection here .... I lived with 5 other girls in my college apartment last year)

Okay, on with my story. Three of my roommates approached me at the end of last semester (late April-ish) and told me they needed to seriously speak with me about something. So I sat down and asked them what was wrong. They told me they thought I was bulemic (sorry if I spelled that wrong...), and I kindly told them, no, I wasn't. I wanted an apalogy, but they refused to give me one. I figured in a few days I would get one, but nope. Nothing.

Normally, I would go to them to fix a problem, but not this one. This time, it was like they were trying to take away all my hard work I had put into losing the weight, and I didn't like that.

After the school year ended and everyone went home, I joined a gym for the summer, and kept my weight to around 125 pounds. Then this school year started, and since I am now 21 (and legal to drink in bars and such), I did so quite often. The alcohol began to add up and I started gaining weight again.

So, here I am, toward the end of my fall semester, ready to start fresh again.

That is me. Carrie
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Postby Ally » Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:33 am

Thanks for sharing that with us Carrie...As hard as it may be, ignore those friends who have hurt you by their comments. From an outsider looking in I would say that they were only concerned for your health but have obviously got the wrong end of the stick, by suggesting bulemia. Although an apology would be nice, they may be a bit embarassed at fessing up to their mistake or it could be that they just think they are right. Either way I would not allow them to dominate your thoughts and you do what is right for you. If you don't feel comfortable at the weight you are then it is your choice to lose some weight. I am sure that you are sensible enough to know when enough is enough. It is great to have people around us supporting what we do, however it is not always the case and this is where we need to be steeley strong in our resolve to drop those kgs!!

Sydney next year?? How exciting you get to come over and experience Australia first hand...I am sure you will not be disappointed....is this your first visit? Or have you been before? Either way I hope that you enjoy your time here!!

We will always be here supporting you no matter where you are!!
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Postby ossabelli » Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:58 am

Thanks so much. Actually, I've found my thinking about their thoughts motivate me to work even harder toward my goal. Strange, I know. But it works for me....

& yes, it will be my first time in Australia, and I can't wait!!!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:45 am

Hi there carrie

wow you enjoy yourself whilst here in oz. im 21 and we should meet up for drinkies! hehe.

as ally said from an outsider looking in perhaps your mates were just concerned and thought too many things added up to the bulimia symptoms. i can understand how hurt you must have felt though. it sounds like you are being healthy with your decisions- healthy eating and exercise. i also get some comments because i have cut out breads and pastas from my food intake. but i know im eating properly and can no way throw up or make myself sick. *shudder*. keep your chin up and you will reach a happy stage with your weight with determination and dedication :) oh and support- which you will find here!
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Postby ossabelli » Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:50 am

kate_turner2000 wrote:wow you enjoy yourself whilst here in oz. im 21 and we should meet up for drinkies!


haha, maybe we will. Where are you from there?
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:51 am

new south wales on the central coast. about 1.5hours north of manly :) are you staying with a host fmaily?
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Postby ossabelli » Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:52 am

No, I'll actually be staying on campus at ICMS, where I'll be studying.
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Postby KimE » Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:59 pm

Thanks for sharing a piece of your life with us Carrie it is appreciated.

You are the best judge of what is right for your body and what will make you feel the most comfortable and happy so I am glad you have used those friends comments to drive you onward rather than anything else. I get a little bit of the 'you don't want to get too skinny' said to me at work and strangely enough it comes from slim women so I don't get that at all.

Hope you enjoy your stay in Australia when you get here. :D
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Postby fiona » Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:24 pm

Carrie, you want to get down to 52 kilos????? thats very light in my book. How tall are you? Do you know your BMI for your height?
Sorry if i have asked too many questions darl, i tend to be a bit mothering sometimes :lol: :lol:
Good luck with your healthy eating though, its tough sometimes but soooooooo worth it.

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Postby ossabelli » Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:33 pm

Yes, I'm 5 foot 4 inches, and my recommended weight for myheight is 120 pounds, so I figure if I aim for 115 pounds, I should at least hit 120 lbs with no problem!
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Postby ~Ash~ » Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:12 am

good luck carrie!

don't worry about what other people think, it's how you fell that matters..

hope you enjoy you're stay in australia!

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Postby fiona » Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:13 pm

Hi Carrie, hope i didn't offend you, i didn't mean any!!
If i could be even 55, that would be sooooooo cool. I have lots of trouble with my will power!!!
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Postby ossabelli » Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:45 am

Oh no worries. None taken! I just like to have a high goal, lol.
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