As far back as I can remember, I have been obsessed with food. Family legend has it that when I was I baby, I would sit in my high chair and eat 2-3 pieces of pizza all by myself. This proves that I not only LOVE food but LOTS of it. From that time until my teenage years, I had a healthy obsession with food. At age fourteen, that all changed. After reading an article in Sixteen Magazine on the perils of anorexia and bulimia, my adolescent brain decided that I had finally found the answer to my love of food. I could eat as much as I wanted and as long as it didn’t stay in my stomach, I could eat ANYTHING. This began my ten-year battle with food.
Fast forward to today. For those of you that have known me for a long time, you may be wondering, why a blog? I am going to let you in on another little secret. I really care what others think about me. I am hoping through this blog I can let you in on a few little gems I have learned along the way, and that if you know about it, I cannot slide back into my old obsessions with food. It is kind of like writing something in your diary that you really want someone to stop you from doing, and secretly hoping someone will read it…so you leave it out on the table.
Well I am leaving it out on the table. I am not self-centered enough to think I will have hundreds of people reading my blog, but if I can help just one person have a healthier relationship with food than I have had over the last 30 years, then I will feel this blog will have been worth it.
Why “Flabby to Flabulous?” I realize that I will never have the body I once had…heck I have had three kids and 30 years of yo-yo dieting to prove that without surgery, I will never have that old beach body back. I can however look flabulous—fabulous with just a little extra cushion to remind me of where I have been.
So if you want to learn a few tricks for how to go from a 200 pound out of shape mother of three who could not run one minute without practically dying in March 2010 to someone who can now comfortably run 13.1 miles and actually enjoy it, join me on my journey from flabby to flabulous.