Vlog: Coping with fears of losing control and weight gain


3. October 2014 by swissfitchick


I finally managed to break down everything I want to say about this subject to 14 minutes. Obviously it still is not everything I wanted to say, but I couldn’t force you to listen to my ramblings more than that. I failed miserably whatsoever and had to split it in 2 videos. Bear with me, I am so new to this vlog stuff.

I got the question on how I was able to cope with fears and anxieties of gaining weight and losing control. This is such a HUGE subject and basically, I could talk about it for a day and then some, but we are not in a workshop here, so I just mentioned the facts and tips that seem most important to me and which I found helped me the most. Also, check out the recap of posts and a vlog regarding ED/recovery I listed below.

Looking sick vs. looking healthy – how I embraced weight gain

WHY binge? Vlog – Reasons that can possibly make you relapse

I had no idea – a post in honor of the NEDA (International Eating Disorders Awareness Week) which points out 10 signs of an Eating Disorder.

Chuck out envy, comparison and judgement – Thoughts about comparison, body types and embracing your own imperfections.

To have control – thoughts on fears regarding food/workouts but more specifically about having a future family or not and what others think about that

My story part 5 – winning the battle after 20 years of addiction – finally finding recovery and peace with my body.

I hope you find it helpful and if you have any questions or comments, please let me know. I also appreciate more subjects or questions you want me to discuss and answer!!





7 thoughts on “Vlog: Coping with fears of losing control and weight gain

  1. Favo says:

    Hi Lucy,
    this was great!
    You’re completely right: It’s all about the baby steps!
    I have struggled with disordered eating for many years before I realised that it is highly unlikely that I will change my habits and my behaviour over night. Since I acknowledged this fact, everything became a whole lot easier – partly just because I’m not pressuring myself to be perfect all the time just to punish myself if I failed (which will of course happen, because nobody! is perfect!).
    I just wanted to let you know that I’ve been reading your blog for quite a while now and that I admire your courage to put yourself out there like you do and to tell your – very inspiring! – story.
    Thank you. =)

    • Thank you Favo! And I am happy for you that you realized that this process takes time. Every progress is progress, no matter how small it is. Just keep up the good work and all will come!

  2. cottercrunch says:

    i love hearing you talk, more about the confidence you have now. 20 years later.. baby steps

  3. As I was watching your vlog, the Hubby comes over and takes a peek, and I tell him, “she reminds me of you.” He was thoroughly confused until I explained about you two having similar energy. Loved the video mainly because I like to see you in action.

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