I’m an Australian guy in my mid-40s. A few years ago I was obese, didn’t feel great, and as I was about to become a father for the first time, I decided to do something about my health. So I dieted and exercised and lost a bunch of weight – decided I wanted to look good naked, and started lifting weights.
As a type A personality, I absorbed all the information I could about training, nutrition, muscle building, and let it become an obsession. Along the way, I developed a restrictive eating disorder which I have been struggling with for a couple of years now. It’s impacted my health, my relationships, and just generally made life pretty miserable.
Thankfully, with the help of some fantastic people and online resources, I finally feel like I’m making strides towards recovery, although I’m still a long way from eating and behaving like a normal person. This blog is a way for me to document the process, brain dump some of my thoughts and ideas, and hopefully provide a bit of catharsis. If others read it and it helps them too, then more the better.
If you have any feedback or are going through similar experiences yourself and want to compare notes, feel free to email me from the contact page.