Finally going to write something substantial here. I'm Vespyr, I'm 25 years old and have sorta fallen into a weight trap. I have always been "bigger" for almost as long as I can remember, but I don't think I was ever fat as a child. I was super active, but had low self esteem. Even at my skinniest I wore XL T-shirts and I'm not sure why. I've grown up a lot since then and have been working on finding myself over the last year. I'm happier and more confident, but 10 no...15 no...35lbs too ...
Finally going to write something substantial here. I'm Vespyr, I'm 25 years old and have sorta fallen into a weight trap. I have always been "bigger" for almost as long as I can remember, but I don't think I was ever fat as a child. I was super active, but had low self esteem. Even at my skinniest I wore XL T-shirts and I'm not sure why. I've grown up a lot since then and have been working on finding myself over the last year. I'm happier and more confident, but 10 no...15 no...35lbs too heavy!!! It started out so insidiously. My heaviest weight was 188lbs and it just floors me that I got there. I remember being shocked when I weighed 160! lol. Anyway I'm a recently graduated pharmacist. I'm living in a small town. I love my job and my boyfriend and I'm trying to love me too. It is time that I do this before things really get out of hand and i have to lose even more.
I want to lose weight...at this point mostly for selfish reasons. I want to look pretty and feel pretty. Goals 179- new music 175- TOMS 170- Massage 165- Teeth whitening 160- Spend the night in Banff 155- New dress 150- Shopping at Sephora 145- win! New swimsuit
My program: -Cardio 30 mins most days of the week -Strength 3 times/week - Bed before 11pm (10:30 ideally) - Pack lunches (I do that 98% of the time) - Home cooked meals most days of the week (don't eat out much here) - Add something new every 28 days
25 year old female 2 cats + 1 boyfriend I love computer and video games I love to bike, but southern Alberta has a lot of bugs which makes it less fun
I use Body Fortress Whey Protein...comes in chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Costs under $15 for 2 lbs (which lasts me anywhere from 30-60 days, depending how much I'm using it.) at WalMart. The taste is not bad, completely tolerable, but nothing like a milkshake or anything...it's still whey protein, no matter what flavor you make it! GNC has AWESOME Whey protein (meaning, it tastes better), but costs anywhere from $20-$30 for ONE pound. Either are great...but I'm a cheapskate so I use a lot more of the WalMart version. :)
Thank you for your comments on my blog. It seems the results of stress really don't have boundaries I did go to the doc's- he ruled out infections and we're looking into other things. In the meantime though I can't help think it's because of all this worrying I've been up to. I'm done work soon though and I'm gonna try real hard to eat well, exercise and remain calm. Thanks again!
Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. It's always nice to get someone elses perspective. We ALL KNOW what we are supposed to do, but why does it have to be so difficult. This is the first time that I am not dreading working out everyday. I am actually enjoying it so I wish my body would enjoy it also and drop the lbs. I did get my routine changed today so maybe that will help with some muscle confusion. Have a good one!
P.S. ~ I think 145 is a perfect goal weight for you too! Another one of my Sparkfriends gave me some great advice: instead of worrying about further weight loss at 145, focus on toning and strengthening your body and building stamina. I'm going with that, it seems a lot more realistic for the long term!
Thanks so much for your comments on my blog "Am I trying to lose too much?" I agree with you completely, when I was 145 in high school I felt fat too...but then, 145 looks and feels a lot different when you're exercising and building muscle? And of course, what girl DOESN'T feel fat in high school?!