About Anne

Hello!

Thank you very much for visiting my blog, Ivory Carrot. I try to be as open as possible about my life, my past, my weight loss and my personality, but if you do have any questions, remarks or anything else you would like to share with me, please feel free to contact me :) On this page, you will find some more information about me. For more information on my blog, please visit the “About IC” section, and for more information about my weight loss, please visit the “About my Weight Loss” section :) (both of them will appear on my site soon!)

About Anne

I have to admit: I’m not such a big fan about writing about myself! So, I would much rather just answer your questions, or put personal information in my posts… but I’m trying anyway :) I am 20 years old, and I have lived in the Netherlands (small country in Europe, next to Germany) all my life. I am quite a creative person, so I love writing, playing the guitar, arts and crafts, baking and many many other things. I love animals – especially dogs – although I don’t have a pet right now. I also like to sing, listen to music, watch films, hang out with my friends, travel and ride horses (although I don’t do that regularly anymore). My favourite film is probably Leap Year, as I have watched that countless times already, followed by The Lord of the Rings :)

Growing up, I never really had many friends. I had one best friend at primary school, and one “friend” who would try to come in between us all the time. I got bullied most of my childhood and I never really felt accepted by my classmates. When I was 9/10 years old, my parents got divorced and I moved to an appartment with my mother. Because she had to work long hours to pay rent and provide for me, I used to come home every day to an empty house. Feeling alone both at school and at home, I started eating. I turned to food for comfort and to distract me from all the bad things going on in my life. By the time I was 11, I was overweight, and I got even more picked on by others. It’s a vicious circle that only got worse. My teen years were relatively easy. I made new friends, lost some weight, had a normal life and even started dating. I still had pretty bad eating patterns and I remember I was always on some sort of a diet to make up for all my unhealthy eating, but at least I didn’t get bullied as much anymore. But the insecurities never went away. I was still the ‘heavier’ girl at school and I never felt comfortable enough to wear skirts without leggings, or dresses, and let’s not even talk about wearing a swimsuit. I am still uncomfortable and unhappy with my body as we speak, but at least I don’t feel like it’s impairing my life anymore. I am an emotional eater, so I will eat whenever life gets tough. I have been fighting this for years, without much result, but I won’t give up.

Next summer, I’ll move to England, leaving everything behind. I’m not going to lie – it’s pretty scary, but I also realize it’s the perfect opportunity to start a new life. This is also one of the reasons why I want to lose weight now. When I go to England, I want to be a new person. I want my inside to match my outside, basically :) In the future, I would like to continue blogging, research something food-related in the field of Psychology, become a nutritionist and psychologist and just live a happy life :)

Love, Anne

5 Responses to “About Anne”

  1. birgitlikes December 7, 2012 at 11:01 #

    Dear Anne, I have been nominated for the Sunshine & Very inspiring blogger awards and wanted to pass them along! http://birgitlikes.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/weight-loss-advent-calendar-day-7-pat-yourself-and-others-on-the-back/
    Feel free to not participate if you find it boring. I really enjoy your blog. All the best, Birgit

    • ivorycarrot December 7, 2012 at 21:32 #

      Dear Brigit,
      Thank you so much for nominating me for those awards! I haven’t blogged about it today, but I definitely will sometime soon. It’s just great to know that people actually read my blog and enjoy it. I really enjoy reading your blog too, and I wish you all the best! :) Love, Anne

  2. vegetarian133 December 8, 2012 at 18:14 #

    Hi Anne, I think that dress fits perfectly! I am also proud of you for sticking to your diet during the holidays. Keep up the good work You Look Fantastic. Marshall

    • ivorycarrot December 9, 2012 at 18:24 #

      Thank you Marshall, but you do realize those pictures are old right…? ;) I use them to motivate myself to lose weight again, so I can fit into that dress again. But thank you very much for your comment!

  3. monochromejunkie September 6, 2013 at 23:55 #

    Pleasure to meet you, Anne. We have the same weight and weight goal, in fact. I’d be happy with anything in the 120-ish area. (Man, after you hit your 40’s, it’s triply hard to lose the weight!) I recently learned in my schooling, that our bodies have a SWP, or “set weight point”.This is the weight that our brains tell our bodies to maintain. Mine, unfortunately, is 160 lbs.- UGH, right?

    Well I hope you reach your goals! You can do it. :0)

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