Hello there. Thanks for visiting my blog and actually taking time to read this!
My name is Diana, and I’m a 23 year old photographer from Lisbon, Portugal. After reading food/fitness/weight loss blogs for months I found myself wanting to be a part of that community. I’m not an expert by any means, but these are definitely subjects that interest me.
See, I was overweight pretty much all my life. Sometimes more, sometimes less. In 2007, months after ending a very destructive relationship I suddenly noticed that I was punishing myself. I don’t know why or how that happened, but I was suddenly 190 pounds. I was unhealthy and unhappy.
Thus began my journey. I bought a treadmill (I wasn’t comfortable enough to go to a gym just yet) and I walked. And I ran. And I walked some more. Then I got a couple of exercise DVDs and I did those too. In August 2009, almost two years after I started this journey, I reached 132 pounds. I still feel like I haven’t found my feel great weight, but I’m definitely close!
Was it easy? It was never easy. I’ve struggled with disordered eating (binge eating/emotional eating) and I still do sometimes. That’s one of the reasons I started this blog. I’m also not an exercise lover. I love how it makes me feel after I get out of the gym, but I do not love doing it. Maybe I haven’t found something I’m passionate about… Who knows?
Right now, my goal is to focus on healthy living again. I’ve recently joined a gym, so that’s a good start. But now, it isn’t so much about the weight loss. I really do want to learn how to live with healthy habits. Eat when I’m hungry, don’t eat when I’m not. I don’t believe in diets, I believe in healthy habits! Exercise 3/4 times a week. Be happy and don’t obsess with food. Feel strong and fit!
Please feel free to leave comments and share your stories and opinions. That’s what we’re here for!