Monday, June 24, 2013
I lost about 15 pounds before the semester started going awry. I trashed dieting after I had an absurd amount of stress to deal with. I had been earning a 4.0 at a private institution, but I was given two B's this semester after dealing with a god-awful unprofessional, abrasive, and abusive professor. That stressor alone caused me to completely give up the diet, and I once again resorted to not caring about what I put in my mouth. I was not sleeping (=weight gain), I was eating too much or too little (=weight gain), I was stressed (=weight gain), and I started new meds due to the stressors (=slight weight gain). ON THE BRIGHTSIDE: These new meds did NOT cause much weight gain at all. I'm currently on Wellbutrin and Lithium (that should give you an idea of how bad it was). In fact, Lithium actually helped me slide backwards on the scale. It hasn't caused any weight gain at all.
I've finally "recovered," and I'm starting this diet again. I've gained a lot of weight back, but this next semester should not be as stressful, thank goodness (I've eliminated the troubling Minor and replaced it with psychology--a better fit for me instead of Secondary Education--plus, I no longer have to deal with the professor from hell), and I believe I can keep it up, at least until finals. I got pretty darn far in the Zombie Runs. Good enough where it was actually getting easier and easier to exercise for more than a hour at a time, and sometimes I would find myself at the gym for two and half hours in the evening.
I'm hoping to return to that state. It felt so much better and I want to get back on it.