Hi, I'm Petra and this is my weight loss/fitness blog.
I used to be on Weight Watchers from January 2011 to October 2012, dropping approximately 45 lbs. I've made the transition from unhealthy and unhappy to athlete and this is my journey to becoming a healthier, happier me. I frequently post about my exercise (mostly running, yoga and lifting), the foods I eat, recipes I liked and my daily struggles. You'll also find the occasional tree hugger post, (travel) photography or anything else I find worth remembering and collecting.
I follow most blogs back that follow me. However, I do stay away from blogs that promote EDs, unhealthy methods of weight loss or negative body image.
Feel free to say hi any time!
Following my earlier breakdown, I’ve decided that I need to change something. Clearly, my obsession with the scale, food and exercise is not healthy and it’s doing more harm than good. My happiness for the day should not be controlled by what a stupid number says. Thoughts of purging, having to fast and reduce the amount of food I eat should not come to mind only because three digits are not what I want them to be. Thoughts of having to punish myself for not doing well enough have no place in my mind because they are neither healthy nor will they get me anywhere. I need to learn again how to listen to my body, to love it and accept it unconditionally and always – even on days when I don’t feel great. I’m aware that what I have can be considered disordered eating and I need to stop it before it becomes an eating disorder.
I had a chat with a co-worker earlier today and I’ve received lots of wonderful advice here on Tumblr as well as from my friends on Twitter.
Who knows. It might just be water weight. It might be muscle. It might be fat. I don’t know and I need to stop obsessing over it. It might be more undigested food in my stomach than usual. It might be a combination of some/all of these. I’m not doing myself a favor. Far from it.
So I’ve decided that I need to take care of myself more. I am doing well by eating healthy and by exercising. But I also need to make sure I don’t just treat my body healthily, but also my mind. I can’t go crazy over this. Starting tonight, I’m taking more care of myself. There’s no need to wait until next month. I’m starting now. I’ll be taking the following measures:
Operation Taking Care of Myself starts now.