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Getting Serious

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I've joined this site several times, each time forgetting it in my busy schedule and moving on to bigger and tastier things. The heaviest point in my life was in the 7th grade, when I weighed in at 210 lbs. It was that summer that I began becoming more active in sports and open gyms to the point where I was barely home. I began 8th grade weighing in at 145 lbs. All through high school and college I was an athlete and had someone there to push me to be my best; now that that's all over, I really feel as if I'm on my own.

So here I am, again, ready to go on this journey to change my eating and exercise habits. Going to the doctor last winter and having them tell me I have high cholesterol, really hit home...but of course it took five months for me to do something about it. So on June 25, 2010, I got serious again. I weigh my portions before I eat them. I no longer dive into my food, rather I eat it slowly and enjoy it. I don't settle for "I'm too tired today to do this". If I feel sore, I walk instead of run; but I get my butt out there and work. This is closing on of week one of throwing myself back into exercising, which I love. May 19th, my waist was at 30.5 and my thighs were at 24.5 (I tried to start working then, but got sidetracked). Friday, June 25, my waist was already at 31.5. Though I'm not ready to count these measurements until this Friday, my waist is already back down to 30 and my thighs down to 23.5. I weighed myself at the gym, and it read 155. If I can keep this consistency, I really think I'll be on the right track.
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