My Ultimate Goal

Bottom line, my goal is to be healthy – not just thin. I have always wanted to run a marathon. But because of my eating disorder, I knew that I never could. At one point, my daily intake was 120-300 calories a day (2 yogurts – sometimes I would splurge and get the ones with the candy topping.) With that amount, I could hardly accomplish my daily errands let alone run 26 miles. I am not sure if I can do it, but I am taking the baby steps needed to work towards this goal. I have realized, I cannot actively be participating in my eating disorder (either emotionally or physically) and still be able to run a marathon. It is just physicially not possible. And they say the first step in fixing a problem is acknowledging that you have a problem. So, my problem has been acknowledged. I HAVE AN EATING DISORDER!

What I Have Done I started this journey actively on Decement 16, 2011. I decided that I was going to take control back from TED and run my life the way I wanted. I have been in the gym 4 to 5 days a week running and lifting weights. I did miss one week and I am happy to say that I still did not quit….that is what I would have done previously but that is a whole nother blog. Today I completed my 5K practice run in 36 minutes (lots of running but some walking). The big day is April 28. I hope by then I can run the whole thing. But what I do know is that if I am able to complete this 5K, it will be a huge accomplishment and I can say “In your face TED. See I am worth it.”

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About iltyp4u

I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Angel. On the surface I look very successful and happy. I have married my soul mate, I have one daughter and two beautiful grandchildren, and I own/operate a successful at-home business. But, I do have a skeleton in my closet and his name is TED. I know that many of you also have some form of this skeleton, and my hope is that in my recovery, I can help at least one other person through recovery. Who or what is TED you ask? TED is the name that I have given to my Eating Disorder. If you or someone you know suffers from an eating disorder, I hope that you/they find this blog helpful. Please check back for updates about my progress/struggles. Also, feel free to comment on your progress. Follow me on twitter: @iltyp4u Follow me on FB: www.facebook.com/triumphfromted
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