Me after going to the Tony's...not bad! Except for the fact that I'm standing at a McDonald's :o)
This pic was a wake-up call (june '08)
I started gaining weight little by little in college, but not enough to make me feel truly uncomfortable with myself. When I moved to NYC over 2 years ago, I went through a depression while adjusting to city life, eating to make myself feel better. (It didn't help that I was a waitress and constantly surrounded by food). Once I relaxed into my new habitat, and became more social, I then gained even MORE because this city has so many yummy treats to offer EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK!
When I stepped on the scale and saw the "8" in "182 lbs" it shocked me. No more could I ignore the fact that I was steadily becoming chubbier. My habits have to change! I've tried before, and gotten bored, or lacked the motivation, or been discouraged when my boyfriend (who's a chef) makes something fattening, and irresistible. I've also been just plain LAZY!
I started with SP this past summer, and I lost a little over 10 pounds. I gained a couple back over the holidays, but I'm actually excited to get back in the game in the new year!
I have a plan for 2009. It's a preparation year. I'm taking the necessary steps this year to attain career happiness. It's only natural that I should be healthy and fit to help me take those big brave steps! It's not going to be easy, but if I work my butt off for the next 12 months, I will be reaping big benefits in 2010 :o)
I'm looking at it as a journey. I think I'll come to know myself better than I ever have in the months ahead. I'm excited to prove to myself what I'm truly made of :o)
* 162 lbs / new yoga outfit
* 157 / weekend getaway
* 152 / my next tattoo
So far, I've learned A LOT about nutrition and portion sizes, thanks to the handy dandy calorie counter!
I do as much yoga as possible, because I want to eventually teach it.
I looove Turbo Jam!
I grew up in Massachusetts, went to college in New Hampshire, and now live in NYC.
I am a theatre person, and though I took a bit of a hiatus, I'm back in the game, and singing again :o)
I love books, movies, wine, yoga, my boyfriend James, traveling, dancing, singing (in no particular order) -among other things.
I find mayonnaise to be creepy
"Sometimes the key to happiness is not assuming it's locked to begin with." -Ziggy
| current weight: 172.0
Yoo hoo! Still out there? I hope you are doing well, and meeting your goals in life and in health. Happy 2010 and take care.
2330 days ago
Hey girl, how are you? Hope all is well!!!
2401 days ago
Hey Jennybean! Havne't seen you around recently. I hope all is well with you! I never got to hear how the Tony Awards went. Do tell!!
2502 days ago
Hey JennyBean! So, when does your yoga instructing start? I wish I could take your class!
2511 days ago
Hey! Congrats on getting into your yoga teaching program! :)
2518 days ago