Hi all,

I’ve been struggling with my weight and self-image for a few years now, and even though I am able to stay fit and healthy, I can only keep it consistent for a few weeks at a time before slipping back to old habits and comfort food. I think having an online diary to record what I eat will help me stay on track more consistently, and hopefully one day permanently. 

Since I’m at university in the north of England, I can’t do any running until the snow decides to go and I’m able to afford the gym (which’ll hopefully be in the next couple weeks). Until then, I’ll rely on doing my weights and eating as well as I can.

I hope I’m able to find some support on here from people feeling and doing similar things as me. 

I’m 5’2” and I weigh around 120 lbs (I’ll check properly and update this). That may not seem overweight at all but I’m not toned at all. I have excess fat in my thighs and my stomach. I also have slightly chubby cheeks which I really can’t stand. I don’t feel attractive at all, and I don’t believe this to be a distorted view of myself, since a couple of years ago I used to be slimmer and I felt more attractive. 

I just want to go back to that body shape, just more toned and fit. I want to go down to about 103 lbs at my smallest. If anyone that reads this has any advice/tips to offer I’d be very grateful.