Hi, I’m Lindsey! It’s nice to meet you!
I have been on my weight loss journey for 4 years now and boy has it been rocky!
Actually, if I could describe it more accurately, it would be rollercoaster-y- up and down, up and down. There have been high points and there have been extremely low points.
Let me give you the story. I have always been a big child. Big in the sense that I am not and have not been the size you would expect someone of my age to be. Of course, the expected size is small legs, small arms, small breasts- the usual- but I am none of those things. Thinking back and presently, I am also not fat.
Anyway, I became conscious of my size when I was 14 years old. This was around the time when friends, family and even people I barely knew started telling me that I was getting bigger, some even blatantly calling me “fat”. Of course, at 14, these unsolicited comments did NOTHING for my self esteem. That was the first time I had ever decided to go on a diet.
This diet, if I give the simplest explanation, involved me eating the minimum amount that I could. So I cut out all breads, rice, pasta, juices, among other things. If I could be totally honest, most days I ate an egg and/ or oatmeal for breakfast, chicken for lunch and oatmeal for dinner. I was basically starving myself! Of course, along with exercise, I was able to lose 20 pounds within two months! Amazing right? Wrong.
Once I had lost this weight, I stopped exercising, began eating more than I had previously and before I knew it, I had gained all the weight I lost…and even more. I was devastated and totally disgusted by my body. I even began thinking how happy I would be if only I could get liposuction. So I went on another diet and again lost weight and again put back on the weight. Another diet and again lost weight and put back on the weight. The cycle continued. This was my life for 4 years.
So you may be asking… “If this is my experience, why do I even think I could help you?”
The answer is simple. I am almost positive that many of you have had the same experience. You have tried dieting over and over again and it has given you the same result. A period of immense joy (incredible weight loss) followed by a period of extreme sadness (putting back on the weight you previously gained). And repeat.
I understand. As I’ve said, I have been through it. I’ve been there. And strangely (and thankfully) enough, I have been able to overcome it!
Looking back, I can attribute my roller coaster weight to my unhealthy form of weight loss- weight loss that is only temporary. A diet. A fad. An impulse. Exercise only to lose weight. Not sustained weight loss.
And during this experience, I have learned so many things about sustained weight loss- the best tools, exercises, products to ensure that once you lose the weight, you are able to keep it off and keep it off forever. I’ve also learned how incredibly important my mindset is to my weight loss. I actually think it is the most important part!
I would love to share what I have learnt with you through my ups and my downs of weightloss and this website is the platform through which I will do exactly that!
I hope you enjoy this website and if ever you need any help, advice or plain old support on your journey, feel free to leave me a comment. I’ll be sure to get back to you!
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