Desperately Seeking Nutrition Councilor
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
I’m becoming increasingly frustrated and discouraged with my progress, so I’ve decided to see a nutrition councilor.
I’ve been bike commuting for over four years now. For the last 6/7 months I’ve been going to the gym, I’ve been monitoring what I eat, I’ve even taken up running and yet since my initial lose I haven’t seen any changes. I measure myself weekly and there just hasn’t been a real change in over four months. I’ve even given up soda entirely and not a single inch.
The breaking point was this weekend. I ran a 5k! I ran a 5K in 40 minutes! I was so happy with myself, and so pumped. And then I downloaded the pictures and thought, “Man I’m still so fat, what gives? I just trained for and ran a 5K and I’m still as fat as ever.”
I felt so let down by my body. I started thinking that maybe it’s not meant to be. Perhaps I’m just the way I am and nothing I’ll do will change that.
So needless to say, I got pretty down and then I got pretty angry, because Hello, I ran a 5K I should still be happy. I want to be happy. I’m tired of being the Fat Friend. I’m tired of the clothes I HAVE to wear, I’m tired of holding back because I’m fat. So I decided to see what professionals can do to help.
So hopefully, they will be able to give me some ideas on what might be keeping me on this plateau and what I can do to get off it.