My name is Aaliyah. Here’s a little about me for anyone who’s interested.
I’ve never been happy with my weight and always felt fat or bigger than the girls around me. Although now when I look at old pictures of me I realize that I was very fit and thin and there was nothing wrong with my body whatsoever. I should actually have been proud. Isn’t it sad how you always see what you don’t have and not what you’ve already got?
I’ve always been active and I started dancing at the age of five. I never really thought about what I ate and I didn’t care about taking care of my body. I simply ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. That was never a problem though since I kept myself active. When I was 15 I got stuck in a very negative and destructive relationship with an older man and didn’t break free until I was 21. During those years I slowly felt worse and started being depressed. I sought food to comfort myself and I started binging chocolate every day. It didn’t happen drastically but slowly over the span of a few years, so I never really noticed how big I’d gotten, or it was pure self denial. Anyways, it wasn’t until I stood on the scale seeing the numbers 83 kg/183 lbs, that I really woke up. I realized that I had to do something. I knew my brother had lost a lot of weight following the LCHF-diet, so I thought I should give it a try. I started eating according to LCHF but eventually cut out almost all carbs and most fat as well. I don’t know exactly how long it took but after 3 months maximum, I had already lost 13 kg/28 lbs. I was very happy with the results and started feeling better about myself again. In the beginning I convinced myself I was now completely happy with my body but soon I discovered I had started comparing myself to others again and wanted to be more fit like I once was. I lacked enough motivation at first but after I found Tumblr I found inspiration and I made up my mind to continue eating healthily and simply be the best version of me possible! So here I am starting this journey again and this time I’m not stopping until I feel absolutely comfortable and happy in my own skin. Next summer (2013) is going to be the first that I will feel completely comfortable in a bikini. After reading all successful weight loss stories and watching all amazing before and after pictures, I feel 100% positive that if they can, so can I and of course you too! ;-)