||[Oct. 21st, 2006|10:14 am]
hey everyone, i don't know if this community is still... going. but i liked the idea of it and joined anyways!
my name is Ashley and i'm 19. I'm 5'8 and weigh about 125 pounds. I have suffered with an eating disorder for years, but now i would like to concider myself recovered and just trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I enjoy working out, and go to the gym pretty much every other day (sometimes everyday if i'm not busy) and i try to eat as healthy as possible. Being in shape and feeling OK about food is the most AMAZING feeling. i love knowing i'm bettering myself just by taking care.
I've found that I can still go out with friends and enjoy food, but just by substituting a salad with light dressing for french fries or whichever side you enjoy.. before your meal, it fills you up (healthy!) AND you end up eating less of the meal you ordered (which usually isn't too good for you). if you don't like salad, fruit works too. I always make sure they bring it to before my meal though, because if the other stuff (like a burger or sandwich) is in front of me i'm going to want to eat all of that!!!
ok, i know that was long! i'm sorry!