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Hey fruitbats! I stumbled upon one of Freelee's videos March 2013 on how bananas are the secret to weight loss and how she eats up to 30 a day. I read the comments, which were all negative of course, and completely disregarded everything she had said and told myself that this lady is crazy, like everyone else was saying. Then, just a couple days later, I came across another one of her videos, without realizing it was that "crazy banana girl", and I seriously don't know why, but everything she said was making sense. I guess it was because this time I watched her video with such an open mind and not in the restrictive, no-more-than-1000-calories-a-day-and-working-out-twice-a-day sick mind I was in the first time I watched her video and it really resonated with me. It wasn't until 6 months later that I saw the video I thought she was crazy in on her channel and thought to myself how amazing it was that that was the only video I've ever disregarded in terms of getting lean and here I was wishing I was her. Now, because of my restrictive past (like I mentioned, 1000 calories a day, then I tried fasting twice a week, then fasting for 18 hours with a 6 hour eating window, etc.) it was no surprise I was setting myself up for binge eating disorder. I've been struggling with it for over a year now and have been failing on raw that entire time. I still haven't gotten out of my calorie restriction mind, which has been affecting my raw journey. But I'm so fed up with myself and I've reached my breaking point. I can't keep going like this. I'm going to university next year and I can't jeopardize my school for my stupid eating disorder. I want to thrive on raw and break free from my terrible and deadly habits. I moved houses and now live next to a huge farmers market and they sell so many great quality produce. I'm ready to make the change. I'm ready to change my life. The fact that I've been eating way more fruits than I ever had the past year, I have changed my life in so many ways, so I can only imagine how amazing I would feel on 100% raw, without the binges! I used to weigh 105 pounds in September 2012, but started eating really unhealthy and quickly went up to 115 by the end of November that year. I looked so gross that I started dieting immediately. My weight went up and down constantly. I got down to 105 again and looked really fit (eating 1000 calories a day and working out twice) but quickly gained it back when my parents would bring home fast food and I couldn't help myself around it. Then I got down again to 95 pounds by fasting twice a week, still restricting on my non fast days, but no exercise because my body couldn't handle it, but I looked even fatter, so I thought to myself that I might as well be 115lbs and not restrict than 95lbs and look like 115. Of course, I didn't go up to 115, I gained an extra 5 pounds, so now I'm at 120. The heaviest I've ever been. I eat until I can barely breathe, then I restrict, only to binge yet again and I keep getting sick from this vicious cycle. Everything that I've cured including all that fruit in my diet is gone to waste because I go on month long binges, the longest was the entire summer break which I think brought me up to at least 130lbs. I'm really ready to change. I have to. Thank you so much Freelee and Durianrider for the inspirational videos and the information you have provided. I really look up to you two. I'm so embarrassed with myself for not having been able to break my fear of giving up junk food and wanting to restrict until now. It's taken more than a year of self torture and, what I felt was "pretending" to be raw, and advocating it to my entire family, then secretly binging on everything in sight.
Oh my, I've written so much - so sorry! And I know my thoughts might be all over the place, but I'm seriously going to get myself together and by keeping track of my journey on here, I think I'll set myself up for success!
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I love to read any book that sounds good, same with movies and music, but I really enjoy Korean pop the most hehe I love to draw, to dance in my room, doing Pilates (Blogilates!!), riding my bike and going for walks. I want to get into yoga though and become more flexible.
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