As the title suggests, I was wondering if there is anyone who has recovered from an ED and gone on to lose weight again the healthy way?
I'm 5'8, and 141lbs. I suffered from EDNOS but the lowest my weight ever went was 135lbs, so I only put on a bit of weight through recovery.
The problem I have is that my metabolism is completely shot. I have a slight underactive thyroid (non-medicated) and combined with the damage my ED did, I am maintaining on ~1300 calories with at least an hour of exercise a day.
I just wanted to hear about anyone who has gone through this - I would like to lose around 10lbs maximum, I'm not looking to be underweight here, like I had been aiming for with my ED.
Any one out there who has recovered and gone on to lose weight healthily? How did you do it?
I am in recovery for anorexia and had put on probably 10 to 15 unwanted and unneeded pounds. I don't know the precise amounts because weighing myself is a huge trigger.
How I did it was with fear and trembling! I did NOT want to go down the anorexia path again but really did want to be at a healthier weight plus I'd gotten out of shape.
Initially I cut back on portions and added in semi-regular exercise. That was working for me, but my husband had also gained weight and I was looking for any tool I could find to motivate him and help him with his own weight issues. He'd previously lost weight using a calorie counting site (FitDay I believe) but didn't like a lot of their features etc.
In July I found this site and starting messing around with counting my calories. I was VERY nervous that the calorie counting would be a trigger but it's not. The scale still is, so I couldn't tell you what I weigh, I just know I've dropped clothing sizes and my doctor is fine with where my weight is.
I also really got serious with the exercise. I work out six days a week, alternating some form of aerobic exericse (running is my preference but we've had a very cold and icy winter), plus either weights or power yoga.
I can see muscle definition that I never had before, not at my worst/lowest ED weight. The biggest difference for me is that food is not my enemy and neither is my body. In fact, I wish I'd figured this out years ago--that I could be this size and so healthy.
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