Give it up.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Early in this journey, I was loosing weight at a mad rate. Not unhealthy, but fast. I got a lot of questions/comments that I don¡¦t hear so much anymore, and one that I¡¦d almost forgotten was this: How do you find the time to exercise? (Variation: I just don¡¦t have time to exercise!) I shamelessly told people that I gave up cleaning my house. (I should have been honest, I guess, and told them that I never cleaned my house.ƒº )

So, I gave up house cleaning. Stopping at Dairy Queen every day on the way home from school. Eventually, I gave up French fries (though I do snag a few from my hubs¡¦ plate). I gave up pop tarts, which I used to eat for breakfast every day.

I gave up lots of embarrassment and self-consciousness. Gave up shopping at Lane Bryant, though I wasn¡¦t really too happy about that one. Their clothes are nice. My thighs don¡¦t rub together anymore, I gave that up. Gave up wearing a t-shirt over my swimsuit, too.

I gave up my hatred of onions, and other ¡¥juicy crunchy¡¦ vegetables. Like celery. Then came my dislike of coconut, turns out that food is okay! So I gave up my avoidance of ¡¥fruit breads,¡¦ like banana bread. Although maybe that wasn¡¦t a good idea. I gave up my salad avoidance, turns out that food is okay, too.

I could say that I gave up almost half of myself, but the truth is that the person standing here is more of a whole person than the 269# person who stood here 3 years ago. That other person, I gave her up.
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    I'm giving up things and gaining things. I've given up junk food. I've given up grabbing cookies as my first midnight snack. I've gained exercising isn't so bad. I've also gained eating and apple at night isn't so bad either. So far I've given up 8.8 lbs and willing to give up a lot more!
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