Pretty sure my face is thinning! :)
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I've come to the conclusion that I lose weight in cycles. I'll be around for awhile, then you won't see me on here for a few weeks. I'm not a marathoner. I'm a slowly-but-surely kind of loser. :)
20 lbs: New running shoes. (DONE!)
30 lbs: New exercise accessories. (DONE!)
40 lbs: New pair of boots! (DONE!)
50 lbs: New clothes.
75 lbs: New tattoo.
100 lbs: NEW TRUCK!
I'm almost 22. I've been overweight since I was 8. I always told myself that the fat was just part of who I was. That was easier than doing what it took to get healthy. The doctor used to say, "You don't look like 280 lbs. You carry it well!" As if that was supposed to be a compliment.
Something clicked for me recently. I couldn't pretend to be happy with the way I looked anymore. I couldn't go up the stairs without losing my breath. I was always tired. Something had to give. I'd tried just about everything I could. It never lasted long and I always failed and gained even more weight as a result. I would starve myself for a day and spend an hour on the treadmill and then expect to see results instantly. I was finally able to accept that there was no quick fix.
I started buying healthy food, packing my lunch, and exercising 3-5 times a week. This time is different. SparkPeople has already gotten me off to a great start. Just from drinking water, cutting out pop, and not eating fast food, I've lost (*UPDATED 12/17/12*) 40 pounds since January 2012. I can't tell much of a difference, but a lot of other people sure have noticed! I can't give up now. I'm on a roll. I've got it this time.
No guts, no glory.
I'm in it to win it.
My main goal is to get healthy. I want my outside to match the way I feel on the inside. I want to be happy with who I am. I want to feel comfortable in fitting clothes (not the baggy stuff I'm used to hiding behind).
Short term-- I'm going to take one day at a time, one meal at a time, one bite at a time. I'm going to focus on nutrition and fitness. I'm going to get healthy.
Long term-- I'm going to lose 100 pounds in however long it takes.
I try to plan my meals and pack my lunch. I drink at least 8 cups of water a day and exercise for 30 minutes a day at least four days a week. I use SP to track my nutrition and fitness. It's definitely helping!
I'm Kristen. I'll be 22 in March. I'm a Kentucky girl. American by birth, southern by the grace of God. Haha. I'm definitely a country girl who doesn't belong in this little city. I'm a senior in college. I have one more year and then I'm finished! I work full time at a truck stop and love every second of it. I have my own house and my own car. I'm very independent, which means I'm under a lot of stress. That's part of how I got to be 280 lbs. But things are changing. =]
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| current weight: 236.5
Congrats on being under 240.. way to go!!!!!
1390 days ago
Thank you so much for the blog comment!! I hope you don't mind, but I added you as a friend! I want to make sure that I don't miss the news when you hit 50 pounds lost. 11 pounds away?! That is outstanding and I know it is going to happen soon. Keep up the good work!!
1403 days ago
where have you been, girl?? come back to us!
1461 days ago
Today you have the choice to be amazing. Today you can do more than just try. You can succeed. You can be victorious. Today, you can rock your world. You can look yourself in the eye and smile... because you know that you are fighting for an amazing cause: YOU. And YOU are absolutely worth fighting for.
You can also do the same thing tomorrow.
"It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi
In honour of the upcoming Summer Olympic Games this Saturday in London, I give to you the Olympic Creed which is as true for the games as it is for achieving our own goals and dreams each and every day:
"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."
Today, you are a superhero, a survivor, a warrior, and a beacon to others for honouring yourself, your mind and your body; for making the choices that will make you an even better person tomorrow.
Today you are one step closer, because you decided to be. Fight strong, fight well, fight fair.
"Never, never, never, never give up." - Winston Churchill
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