hi! i’m elizabeth. i’m 25. i’m speech therapist in ohio, where i work with kids anywhere from 2 years old to 18, but mostly the babies and middle schoolers.
I got married to my FAVORITE person september 1st and now we live together with our brand new baby—our dog Rosie. :)
when i started this i wanted complete anonymity..but as i get further and further along i’m feeling better about sharing more of myself.
i began this health/weightloss journey because i was anxious and depressed. and it was getting out of control. my weight was also getting out of control..and i wanted to channel all of these negative things i was doing to myself into something that would make me happier, and make me feel like i had more control over myself. so in march 2011 i started counting calories and losing weight the healthy way. i fell off the wagon when i moved home from Boston, and regained 12 of the pounds i had lost. now, i’m back, settled in, not planning a wedding, and can really focus on getting myself back to a healthy lifestyle.
please don’t misunderstand me, i’m not saying that weightloss is a cure for anxiety or depression. it most definitely isn’t. part of my healthy lifestyle is a promise i made to myself and my loved ones NOT to discontinue my medication, even if i feel like i’m feeling better..because i spiraled the last time i did. i do feel like through this process i’ve had more control over myself and my body, which has in turn controlled alot of the anxiety/depression i have felt before.
i’m really enjoying doing this the healthy way and taking responsibility for how i treat myself. i have cut out a LOT of things that are bad for me that i used to eat, however, i totally believe in some sweets/preferred snacks in moderation.
the longer it takes me to get to my goal, the more likely I am to stick to these healthy habits.