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Working out and trying to love myself again. (Anonymous)

October 16, 2013

age: 19
children: 2 1/2 year old.

Previous post here.

I’ve been trying to take each day one day at a time.. I am now parentless. my dad passed away when I was 11, my mom last april. both to lung& brain cancer. Ive had lots of drama and had to put my sons father in jail for abuse. I recently moved to where my dad grew up to live with my step aunt& uncle. things didn’t work out there, now I am at a two bed apartment with my son. I am attending college for a free prep program so I can go into nursing or dental. 4 days a week and my son is in a home daycare, he likes it, im glad. I excersise every morning a cardio & night a weight lifting.. ive became an over excersiser since my mom passed away.. its like something to do.. then got into restrict & binging, it wasn’t good at all got to 92lbs and that left with bad inner thigh marks as shown in the picture.. I am now 114 lbs.. gained all that within 3 months from my grandpas sweets… I am now a beach body coach and I want to help other mothers learn to love their body as my journey moves along also.

I am currently getting a treatment called Derma pen to see if itll help my inner thigh stretchmarks… just had my second treatment. I will take pictures after my last one is complete in 5 months.

I love reading all of your stories and I hope I can help some <3

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4 Responses to “Working out and trying to love myself again. (Anonymous)”

  1. Madderakka Says:
    October 16th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    If you’ve used eating disorder behaviors, then getting into a strict diet and exercise program may make things worse. Have you ever talked to a counselor? They have places that will do it for free or for a fee based on income. Most colleges also have free counseling.

    There is also a website called Something-fishy.org It is for eating disorders and is many resources and peer support.

  2. Beth Says:
    October 22nd, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Madderakka,
    Would you have referred this gal to a weight loss/overeaters website and counselor if she was engaging in overeating and inactivity and was overweight? Maybe you could direct me to a post where you have done this, because I couldn’t seem to find one.

  3. Beth Says:
    October 22nd, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Addendum:
    And another thought, Madderakka. The OP discloses some serious hardships in life. Her parents are dead and she survived domestic violence (or at least I inferred that via her mention of abuse). And your focus is on her exercise regimen and eating habits, a criticism of how she is coping in the aftermath of devastating life altering events. Maybe I shouldn’t cringe so harshly at your focus though, afterall in our culture it is so much easier to talk abous weight/exercise/eating habits than death, the grieving process, and abuse.

  4. Ally Says:
    October 28th, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    I just want to say how proud and how happy I am for you. Completely agree with Beth, don’t let anyone put you down. I have worked my butt off to loss the pregnancy weight (have a 21 & 3 month old) and my mother and grandmother tell me how worn out I look.
    My ex is in jail as well for similar issues and I just want to send you love and I’m so glad you and your boy are happy.
    PS you look great!!!!

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