Everyone who has struggled with trying to lose weight knows that it’s a frustrating, bumpy process. For those who have over 100 pounds to lose, it can seem like a never-ending cycle that others can’t relate to. This session is moderated by Emily Sandford of Skinny Emmie, who has lost over 110 pounds and is the founder of Authentically Social.
Emily: This is my favorite session. This is a difficult one. The ups and downs of going through, “I’m going to try this because it’s the latest trend, etc” is difficult. It’s a completely different scale from someone who has maybe 20 lbs to lose compared to someone who has 100 lbs. FitBloggin is such an amazing space to share together and encourage each other. I want people to feel comfortable sharing their experiences.
I’m going to pass around some slip paper and get the discussion started. Write down the total number of pounds that you have lost as of today, in your current weight loss efforts. Then pass those slips in to the middle.
I can’t expect everyone to be honest unless I’m honest. I started at 455 pounds and thought I was going to get on the Biggest Loser. But I didn’t get on the show and I felt really lost. Over the years I’ve been to fat camp, I was on weight watches at 7. Now that I’m 32, it’s been a life of going up and down. Looking back, I go “Damn, I looked good.” But I had thought I was a hideous monster. I’ve been stalled for about a year with injury, an eating disorder, and I just recently my health has been up and down with stress, eating disorder, anxiety, etc. Read the rest of Live Blog: When You Have a Lot To Lose»»