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A new semester and a clean slate

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I had an amazing summer of 2012, unfortunately my fall could only be described as awful. I got back to school and was dumped, I then lived with him for a couple months before I moved. I went home for a few days because my parents were sick (and are having ongoing health problems) and I ended up getting pneumonia. Then I had 2 severely herniated discs in my back that were causing muscle spasms and numbness all down my leg so I missed several weeks to get back surgery. A week after I got back to school I got meningitis and missed the rest of the semester. I'm not saying this to whine though. You know why? Because I overcame all of that crap and am stronger for it. I had so much going on in my life that really sucked and I still lost 30 pounds since May. THIRTY POUNDS! The old Tori would have gained that much with all the stress going on, but instead I still made progress.
So now here I am in the beginning of 2013... I am living in the dorms again, I am making up my school work from last semester and starting new classes as well, and I have a great outlook. I know that whatever is thrown at me I can handle. I start my PT next week and hopefully will be able to be on track with exercise soon. In the meantime I am going to keep a close eye on my food. I may do a fruit and vegetable "cleanse" not because I think it will be a miracle diet or anything but because I really like eating fruits and vegetables and it is easy to do in my dorm, and I feel good when I eat them. I would like to hit my goal weight (130lb) during 2013 but I want to set closer goals. Spring break is a little less than 2 months away and I would like to be at 175lbs before I go. I will be seeing everyone from this summer who supported me during the beginning and I want to show them they were right to believe in me, and that they gave me the strength to finally believe in myself. That is the true gift I got from 2012.
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PJBONARRIGO 1/17/2013 12:14PM

    Wow, you have triumphed through a lot of adversity! I am very inspired to read your story, thanks for posting it. A huge congrats on your weight loss and progress. I'm wishing you a healthy and happy 2013! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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