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Definitely Not Waiting Until the New Year!

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

I have been tracking my food and actually trying to eat within range since about the end of October. I have lost 9 pounds after being my highest weight this year. It was enough to scare me because it made me realize how close to 300 pounds I was!! I didn't track over the holiday weekend (visiting family and whatnot), but I started tracking again on the first. I ate waaay over, but the important thing was I tracked it. I also didn't go to the gym on Sunday. That's okay though because I was still in "vacation mode". On Monday I did go back, and jogged as well as rode the stationary bike and did some strength training. I also stayed relatively well within my calorie-range.
Overall, I feel better about myself. I realize that the only thing that has ever worked for me with regards to losing weight, is tracking everything, and just eating smaller portions. I have to track my food, and reduce my portions. That's what I did every single time I have lost weight successfully. I actually never completely eliminated foods. I realize that wanting to do that right now is a little too "all or nothing". I have to ditch the "all or nothing" attitude, and that's how I've been successful.
Ideally, in the future, I'd like to completely eliminate processed foods, but right now, I'm a student, and can't afford to go completely organic. I do have a freezer full of frozen veggies, lean ground turkey, and chicken. I also have dried beans, quinoa, millet, oatmeal, and brown rice. I know I can do this. I am hoping to get back down to 230 pounds by April. I can do it! I just have to keep going, and keep tracking NOW.
Time is going to pass anyway, and while April seems like a LONG time away, but it will come. I just have to make this happen.
The 2nd was my brother's birthday. We had ice cream and cake. I tracked it, and I even went for a walk with my dad after wards. I feel like I'm back to my old (better) self. I'm optimistic about everything.

This week is my last week of school. Next week is final's week. I have quite a few things to do between now and then but once that's all done, I'm through for the term, and then I'll only have 2 more left. I'm also going to start building my resume and cover letter. I am going to start applying in February. It's exciting, and it's nerve wracking. I just hope that the volunteer experience I gain from next term and spring term is enough to help me get a job.

I feel really good about my future.
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    1955 days ago
    Congrats on all your healthy choices. You're right--doing what works for you and adding on to that is the way to go! Great work sticking to what makes you successful!

    Did you decide on grad school or law school? Are you putting that off for a while or did you decide not to go?
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