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Day #490

Friday, April 26, 2013

Over the course of this month I had several main goals that I wanted to keep up with. Some of them I did good with and some not so good, but the ones I did the best with were the ones that were the most important to me. Those two goals were not eating fried foods, and not drinking soda. Consuming extra calories and over eating is definitely the root of me being overweight. It is my goal to change that. When I am at home and drink soda I only drink diet because that is all that my parents buy, but at college there are so many other options. However, one thing that I did find myself doing was swapping out the soda for Hawaiian punch which is also something that packs on the calories, not to mention the fact that it is filled with sugar. For the past few days I have been drinking Pibb again just for the fact that this is my first month on birth control, and this past week it was really messing with me, and the Pibb helped to soothe my stomach. Iíve also been eating fried foods more again which is something that Iím not proud of.

When I was not eating fried foods or drinking soda I could definitely tell the difference in myself. It just made me feel better. I did not burp nearly as much because I was not drinking soda, and I just felt cleaner. I am very disappointed that I pretty much gave up on these goals towards the end of the month though. These things were obviously benefiting me so I need not stop doing them. Hopefully in a few days I will post a list of my goals for the month of May and I will try to stay more accountable on spark people.

Iím not totally sure if this whole weight loss thing is going to be easier now, or harder. I am about to be going home for the summer which means there will not be as many food options, and knowing my family it will all be junk. It will definitely be hard, but I am determined. There are 2 weeks left of school next week is dead week, and the following week is exam week. It is going to be very stressful, but I am going to try not to let it get to me. My anxiety has definitely been at a peak lately, and I am starting to worry about my health because of that.

To end this blog I just wanted to let you all know about something that I have decided I am going to do. For the month of May I am not going to let the scale define me. I am going to weigh myself at the end of this month, and I am going to try not to let the number get to me. The number does not define who I am, and I really need to love myself no matter what my weight is. I also want to try some other methods of monitoring my progress rather than just the scale because it definitely cannot measure all of the progress that one makes. Plus, whenever I get on the scale I just get disappointed, and down on myself. I do not want to feel disappointed just because of a number.

I hope that everyone is doing well, and I look forward to seeing all of your May goals in the next few days! Stay healthy!

xoxo,
Emma
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