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A new beginning

Monday, July 22, 2013

It has been a VERY long time since I've been on here and I am way overdue. I love the support from SP and it is much needed these days so I decided it was time to come back. I have also started blogging on so I will just share my blogs with you all:

So I come to you all at age 27, very overweight and unhappy with myself and in search of some help. I have always struggled with my weight and I am just getting to the point where I am tired of my own excuses and constantly "falling off the workout wagon". I have always played some kind of sport for as long as I can remember, which may explain why I weigh much more than I look. I always hated running until about 5 years ago I had the sudden urge to run and I've been running ever since (well, sort of). It's been more off and on. But this past April I was signed up for my first 5K, but ended up with a fairly large blood clot in my lung in mid March which set me back and I was unable to attend the race. I slowly got back into the gym and I have been trying to get it together enough to get myself on track. I am an RN who works nights, granted I only work three days a life is anything but routine. I have tried countless times to get into a routine but let me tell ya, its hard. I don't wake up at the same time every day, and I don't work a flat 12 hours. There are frequently 13-14 hours days and when I have to be back that night, the last thing I want to do is lose more sleep by going to the gym. However, I have recently been realizing I run on little sleep fairly often for whatever other reason, what is losing an hour of sleep once or twice a week? This brings me to why I am here...I started looking for blogs in search of a little extra motivation and inspiration when I stumbled across Roni's blog and this site. What better way to hold myself accountable for my daily choices, good or bad, than amongst others who are going through the same things.

My goals and plan: I don't believe in focusing on the numbers on the scale, I don't think healthy is determined by a number on the scale. However, I have been considering joining the Navy as an officer and obviously must be in top shape to achieve this big goal. It gets overwhelming thinking about how much weight I really do need to lose, and I think this is partly what trips me up...not seeing big results in a short amount of time. I know it is going to take some very hard work and determination. But I am determined. I am marking this the start of my journey to become a nurse in the Navy. I plan on posting almost daily in order to hold myself accountable for putting in the work that's needed. Another major thing I need to work on is my eating habits...working nights on a busy orthopedic floor doesn't necessarily allow me to eat the way I should/want to. If I don't pre-plan and setup my lunches beforehand then it's slim pickins in the cafeteria...and by the time I make it there I am so hungry I want to eat everything I see. So food along with sticking to a "routine" will be my biggest obstacles.

What I am hoping from those who happen to read my writings, is for a comment here and there. Feedback is so imperative and I am always open to suggestions and new ideas, as well as recipes, great workouts and motivating/inspiring words.

Last year I found myself at my heaviest, a whopping 270 pounds. I was devastated when I saw how much I had gained. I have been hovering around 258-260. Went on vacation last month, gained a few back and am having trouble getting back into it.

Today was day 3 of working out consistently and I am hoping to get to the gym for another round later on, but if I don't make it I won't beat myself up about it because I have already put 2 miles in.

I am so glad to be back on SP and excited for this journey. Hope everyone has a great week!
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