Okay, so even though my other two blogs are sort of about beginning this one is marking as my official "before" post. I wanted to post some pictures of me now to show you and really, myself, how much I need to change.
I found out at the gym that I'm actually 270 pounds, up 10 from what my Wii told me and up 10 from just five months ago. Part of that can be attributed to moving from Boston to LA. In Boston I walked everywhere, like, everywhere. In LA, I walked to my car. When I first moved to Boston, I dropped like 10 pounds just because I was walking so much.
Anyway, I am now at 270, just a few pounds shy of my highest weight 273 and it needs to change. I know the road ahead of me is long, and I'm okay with that. I'm changing my diet and how I look at food. I have my dad as a fitness buddy and even though we're challenging each other in a Biggest Loser thing, the prize being that the person with the lower percentage has to pay the winner's gym dues for a month.
There's this thing that's bothering me with my dad. I'm eating roasted vegetables and whole grains and tracking what I eat and how much of it I eat, but my dad (so far) doesn't seem that interested in changing how and what he eats. He goes to buffets and will have three plates, plates that are piled with food. The other night he had like 5 slices of pizza, and he drinks quite a bit. It worries me because even though he's very serious about working out, he's not really trying to change his whole lifestyle. I'm just not sure how sustainable this will be for him. As much as I love my dad and as much as I want him to succeed with this, if he continues to eat food the way he is, I think that in a few weeks when his body gets used to working out and his weight loss slows down a bit, he'll get discouraged and eventually quit.
Anyway, this is supposed to be about me. This is where I show you pictures of my body and you realize why I don't want to look like this anymore.
So this is my face, which is fairly prettier, but would be prettier if I didn't have multiple chins...
This is me seeing these pictures.
I'm hoping that I'll do one of these picture posts each month so you guys and I can see how my body changes!