Health knowledge made personal
Hi, I'm Michelle, a former fat girl. I'm also a food addict. I've lost 90 lbs since September 2008 following a clean eating diet. I have added exercise and training for a triathlon (July 12, 2009) and half-marathon (August 2, 2009) to shed the final 40 lbs and to get rid of some jiggly parts :)
Some people think losing 90 lbs means I've been "cured". That is far from the truth. I still struggle daily with temptations and cravings. Most of the time I'm strong and keep pushing towards a healthier life. But sometimes, I cave, and answer the siren song of food. It's all about balance. Knowing when to cave in, knowing I'm not a failure if I do.
I still have 40 lbs to go until I reach my goal, but this is no longer a race for me. As long as I make every day better than the last, I'm a success!