With the start of the new semester, I find myself anxious and excited to be approaching the end of one chapter in my life and the beginning of a new one. My goal is to focus on my studies, while sticking to my weight loss regimen. Yesterday I was in such a lousy mood and my spirits were not lifted much, probably due to the crappy weather we’re having right now. But, I managed to drag myself, and Clevon, on a 2 mile uphill hike up to campus. Halfway up the hill, I felt like, God I’ve been working hard, this should be easier to me now….but it was a reality check that I still have a long way to go. I had a few friends think that we had become stranded on the side of the road but, I reassured them this was all a part of my new lifestyle and they may see me trudging up the hill on several occasions. We also had a couple of friends honking the horn and cheering us on because they read my blog and that was hilarious and an energy boost all at the same time.
I watched the show HEAVY on TLC and it was a serious wakeup call. Allowing yourself too many indulgences or putting your health/body second can slowly lead you to become over 400 lbs, before you reach the age of 40. That cannot be me!!! I have too many great things in store for me to allow myself to continue on a downward spiral. I encourage myself by watching shows like HEAVY and reading other weight loss blogs so I can see exactly what it takes to be a healthy individual.
I don’t have any classes on Tuesdays, so, tomorrow officially starts my kick off and I will see how hard it is to maintain what I have been doing over the winter break. My plan is to eat a big (healthy) breakfast each morning with fiber, pack a small lunch, and pack healthy snacks to keep me from being hungry throughout the day. If I stick to my five small meals a day, I won’t binge when I get home from class. It’s not going to be easy because I have class, a research project, and work-study. But, I just am going to get organized, get focused, and reach my goal.
Anyone in a similar situation, share with me how you keep it all together. Thanks again for all your support…..115 DAYS TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!