My name is Cristina and I’m 40. I live in Westchester, New York with my husband Ted and Maltese dog Keegan. I am an attorney and writer working on my first novel. I recently published a few articles on The Frisky. Body image is something I’ve struggled with for as long as I can remember. I recovered from an eating disorder in my early twenties. In my early thirties, I lost about eighty pounds through Weight Watchers. I gained it back and more during my thirties. In the summer of 2010, I considered weight loss surgery but decided to try to do it on my own first. As of July 2011, I’ve lost a little over eighty pounds through a healthy diet and exercise. I’m continuing to try to get healthier and make permanent lifestyle changes. It’s a constant process, I think. My own struggles inspired me to start this body image blog in to share my insights and experiences and develop a community where we women can all reach out and help each other.