Hi everyone! My name is Amber and I’m back on MFP after about 10 years.
I was an MFP success story back in the day and successfully lost 70lbs and became a marathon runner. However, about 5 years ago I had a rough pregnancy that put me on bed rest, followed by a really tough fight with postpartum depression, then followed by my daughter’s autism diagnosis that has resulted in a huge lifestyle adjustment for the family that unconsciously put my eating and exercise habits on the back burner.
With my daughter’s health and well-being a bit more stable now, I think I’m ready to face my own demons and get my health back on track. The past several years I’ve self-medicated my stress with food and have tried time and time again to lose weight in a healthy way, only to fall back into my bad habits after a week or two. I feel defeated.
I need support from other people going through this too... so if you’re in the same boat, hopefully we can cheer each other on