I am just under 5'5". I was bulimic from 19-22 years old. And pre-bulimic/anorexic for a few years before that. I stopped binging and purging more than 20 years ago. Now I 'm 45 years-old and a mother of 3. In my teens and during my bulimic phase, I strove to weigh about 135 lbs. Before I got pregnant with my 11 year-old, I weighed somewhere around 144 pounds more or less. By then, I was fine with that. I'd sworn off dieting and weight-obessession for life once I overcame bulima.
After my 3rd child was born, I weighed 160-161 lbs when power-walking about 2.5 miles 3-5 times a week. By the time I found Let's Do Lunch, I was not exercising much. My weight had crept up to over 170 at times. That was in May 2006. Now, after 2 days of eating sweets over the holidays and gaining 3 pounds, and 2 days of returning to Let's Do Lunch normalcy, I am one pound over what I weighed on Christmas Eve, which was 147 lobs. Today I weigh 148 pounds. And I am okay with that. Maybe especially because I neither feel guilty about my Christmas eating nor crave more sweets. Plus losing the weight real fast was a very nice, though unexpected, occurence. I don't intend to be a scale-a-holic. But I am enjoying this whole experience. My health goals for 2007 are to exercise 5 to 7 days a week and weigh 135 lbs
Just wanted to say Thanks Roger--you have helped make a major goal of mine a reality.
P.S. you can read my story about overcoming my eating disorder and finding Let's Do Lunch on my Web site:http://www.fortunechildbooks.com/wisdom/cravings.htm