I want the fat gone forever!
[SIZE=2][FONT=Arial]Hello everyone. I have been a lurker for a bit but I decided to jump in and make an account. I am a 23 year old female and I have been morbidly obese for as long as I could remember. At my highest weight a few months ago I was around 420lbs but I have made it down to 365 as of my last weigh in a few days ago. I lost the weight by dramatically lowering my carb intake and fighting to cut out sugar,grains, hydrogenated oils and most legumes. I would have lost a lot more but I was having a really hard time in the beginning with binging and depression. For the most part I would stay on plan but there were days when the depression got the best of me and I would slip back into a binge. I use to eat to fill some kind of void I guess. It got so bad that at one point I was binging just about everyday. I would go to multiple fast food places and grocery stores to buy loads of junk and then I would eat it all in one sitting. Despite the obesity and poor eating I have never been diagnosed with high blood pressure or diabetes, but it does run rampant in my family. So I knew that it was only a matter of time unless I took charge of my health.
I have been on the straight and narrow with my eating for a while now and I feel awesome. I do eat beans about twice a week though but I have come such a long way from where I use to be! I never eat out anymore and I cook all of my foods. Before I would occasionally use splenda but I am trying to cut that out completely now because I think it causes cravings in me. I just use stevia at the moment when I want to sweeten things up. Most of my meat is conventional because I am unemployed and I cant afford to buy organic food. When I get a job though I will be damn sure to know where my meat is coming from. I love eating this way and I eat so many healthy delicious foods. Who knew I could eat so good and still lose weight? I do not feel deprived at all eating primally and I am glad to have took charge of my health and found this way of eating.
I am blessed to have a boyfriend that loves and cares for me but he is also morbidly obese too. He started off at almost 430lbs but today he weighs 375. I am so proud of both of us. He loves eating this way also and never wants to go back to the way we were eating before. This weight has really affected many areas in our life, including fertility and I just want to be happy and healthy . I want us to be able to start a family and grow old together and be a good example for our future children. I just wanted to introduce myself and say hi to everyone! Hope to meet some nice people on here! oh and my screen name is a bit deceiving I guess because obviously im not paleo. I eat legumes and dairy and most of my food isn't organic or grass-fed but being at least 90% paleo is one of my future goals. Just taking it one step at a time though.[/FONT][/SIZE]