Monday, December 09, 2013
Saw my doctor last week and he recommended me to a weight loss center. I'm staying positive about it, but it's hard sometimes when I think about how much weight I've gained. It's kind of like staring at a giant hill and being told you have to climb.
And you're just not that used to walking.
On the one hand, though, I'm thankful to have such a caring and understanding doctor. When I said 'My metabolism just isn't what it used to be in high school,' he pointed to his stomach and laughed.
The center I'll be going to is a place to meet with nutritionists and counselors. It's something I'm actually looking forward to.
One step at a time.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
I've been somewhat of a hermit lately. Tomorrow's my birthday, and I cannot help but wonder how far I've come along over the past year.
On the one hand, I finally moved out of my previous apartment. That place was awful. But this new place has taken a long time to get accustomed to, and I can't believe my lease is up in January. I have every intention on renewing it but still, I can't believe how fast time flies.
My Aunt Joyce passing put so many things in perspective for me, and I miss her more and more every day. A piece of me went with her when she died. I saw her death coming, though, and that's what prompted me to join SP.
Furniture pieces are strewn all over my living room floor. My weekend project. I took Friday off, to give myself a 3-day weekend as a present for turning another year older. Sometimes I look in the mirror and put myself down. I have a long way to go.
Monday, November 11, 2013
I'm officially giving up bacon. I can't even remember the last time I consumed it. It's tasty, sure, but it's also the lining of a pig's stomach.
There's nothing nutritious about it, either, and everywhere I look people are adding it into food. Bacon in pie? Cake? Cookies? Gone are the days where mom simply lined the meatloaf with it for extra flavor. I saw an episode of Diners, Drive Ins and Dives where you can get 'Bottomless Bacon' just by ordering a beer. They literally give you basket after basket of bacon.
Do we really want to be eating basket after basket filled with something off of a pig's stomach
Sunday, November 10, 2013
I was so active growing up. Between cheerleading, volleyball, tennis and dancing, I got so much exercise in between slices of pizza. As an adult, however, I don't have as much energy. One of my high school friends, Annette, was always full of energy and did activities like running.
Some people seem to be born with two coffee pots that are always brewing caffeine. My zodiac sign, Scorpio, has always made me a tad more relaxed. It took a lot to get me to walk every day, but I've been doing it for a while now and feel great.
I just read an article about how great gyms can be. The truth is that I don't live in a climate where walking outside is always an option. Like many other adults, I have a treadmill that I rarely use. One of the things I enjoy about walking outside, however, is seeing other people. This article was written by someone who enjoyed being surrounded by others like her, trying to achieve personal fitness goals regardless of size.
Joining a gym is definitely on my to-do list. I think at some point on my fitness journey I'd enjoy going to one. For financial reasons, it's not something I can do right now. But in the future, absolutely.
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