Hi everyone, as I was responding to another post, I came up with a thought... Have any of you noticed a correlation between your happiness levels and your weight? It seems to me that "normal" people lose weight thinking it will make them happy, when the reality is that it doesn't. With ED people, I believe this is the case as well, but to an even greater extent.
Looking back on my life, I realize that I was at my happiest during periods where I was eating "regular" meals and avoiding the scale. Of course, my weight would always be in the back of my mind, but generally speaking, I was happy. Also, the circumstances here are important. During these times, I was happy with my boyfriend, and usually I was busy with school - even though school stresses me out, it gives me a purpose and a goal to work towards.
Sometimes I would exercise everyday (doing cardio and a lot of the weight machines at the gym)... That would make me feel better because of the endorphins, and it would also give me more confidence in my appearance because i liked being toned.
I cannot be fully "happy" at a low weight unless I have positive life circumstances also... Right now, my weight is where I want it to be, but other things in my life are not. I am hoping now for my life to improve, and then I won't be as focused on my weight. I might start a summer class later this month, which is definitely a step in the right direction.
Edited by Ashley, 02 June 2018 - 06:57 PM.