My name is Grace. I’m 20 years old, and I’m in my junior year of college.
I grew up as a skinny child, but it was when I was around 12 years old, I had some weight issues. I was never overweight, but I was never at a healthy weight, either. I was chubby. In my pre-teen years, it was the worst: I had major acne issues, no self-confidence, some strange hair-dyeing thing going on, and a horrible fashion sense. (I think I wore the same pair of jeans for an entire week…) In high school, I shed a lot of the weight due to a stress condition (Irritable Bowel Syndrome - IBS), and I spent about two to three years trying to recover from that. In addition, I learned that I was mildly lactose intolerant and have a hard time digesting extremely spicy food (which is part of my culture’s diet, so this was hard to manage, too). By my sophomore year in college, I learned to manage my stress, and I have way more control over my IBS. I still am having a hard time regulating my diet in terms of lactose and spices, but I’m working on it. Right now, as a junior in college, I want to work on losing some extra weight I gained currently due to horrible eating habits and not enough exercise, but I also want to learn to love myself more and to just be happy.
This blog is to document my health journey. It includes my diet, my fitness regime, and other aspects of health.
CW: 139.8 lbs
GW: 120 lbs
UGW: To love myself, to be happy.