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I am so happy!
I know 1 or 2 pounds of that might have been water weight but I still am so happy.
The changes I made:
-Eating three meals a day with two snacks
-Drinking 8-12 cups of water daily
-Pilates 6/7 days for 20-45 minutes
-No more late night snacking (sorry, but college I’m controlling YOU)
-No more “boxed” foods
-Lots of fruits and veggies
I’m so happy and my body looks so good. I probably will not be able to weigh myself for at least two weeks which is good because I can just keep working. I am going to be super excited if I come home from college and see weight loss!
Hope all is well!
I am not overweight, very far from it. But I am trying to work towards a more fit body. I want to lower body fat percentage.
-2 slices of wheat bread
-1bsp of peanut butter
-cinnamon raisin bagel
-Chocolate Dipped Coconut Luna Bar
- Lemon Pepper Fish
- Rice Pilaf
-Caramel Apple Desert
-Stonyfield Organic 0% Fat Chocolate Underground Yogurt
-Pilates 30 minutes
In 2012 I decided that I needed to start being more concerned about my weight. I started exercising more and eating a lot healthier. I was so incredibly dedicated to changing the way I looked at myself. I had this mind set that if I lost weight I would be “happy.”
I ended up losing 22 pounds. I went to the store and fit into size 1 jeans and small shirts. Suddenly, I felt so amazing. But the reality was that I wasn’t healthy. I never needed to lose weight in the first place, 22 pounds sounds like a lot, but I lost weight that I needed. I was always the skinny girl.
The thing is, I still wasn’t happy. I still thought I needed to improve. If I lost even more weight, I would be considered underweight, badly. Everyone noticed that I lost a lot of weight and it became something I just sat around and talked about. I acted as if I lost it the “safe” way when I really didn’t.
It kind of hit me that what I was doing was wrong. I gained back all the weight. But I learned to first accept every single part of myself before I even thought about losing weight.
Now I regularly eat healthy and exercise a safe healthy amount. Instead of being told how “skinny” I am, I get told how “toned” “strong” “balanced” “fit” “healthy” and “motivated” I am.
I would so rather hear all of those things.
So my goal of 2013 is to continue to love myself like I have been doing. I want to keep up at exercising and lose about 6-10 pounds. Not for the number, but just to become more toned. I am absolutely in love with my body and how fit it is, I just want to lower my body fat percentage.
But whatever you are struggling with, don’t think weight will fix it. You need to accept who you are first and then work towards small healthy goals.
I was looking for some paper and came across numerous papers containing exercises and what to eat. Negative items that I used 3 years ago. I’m never going back. So I tore them apart piece by piece. Not a single tear was shed. Goodbye.
So my boyfriend drove an hour and half down AGAIN to see me. I think he is absolutely crazy, but once again his answer is that he’s crazy about me.
After getting lost he managed to make it to my house an hour late, but its okay! He told me yesterday that I have to be the one to open the door, I’m not exactly sure why, but I did.
I open the door and he is standing there with roses, nutella, 3musketeers, and the notebook. Pretty much the best combination of things to give me.
He took me to the mall and I got a shirt. Then he took me out to olive garden and we had so much fun. We both realize that we are not sophisticated enough to go out for fancy dinners but we’ll go anyway.
We came back to my house and we watched the notebook. Okay, I have never seen the notebook and neither has he. I cried my eyes out the whole movie and he just wiped my tears away. I apologized like a million times because I didn’t mean to cry in front of him and he didn’t care.
Overall he is the sweetest guy ever and he makes me laugh. I couldn’t have asked for a better guy in my life, God truly gives to those who wait.
P.S. LADIES, DO NOT THINK YOU WILL NEVER FIND A GUY, YOU WILL. HE WILL COME AT THE MOST UNEXPECTED TIME AND HE WILL LOVE YOU.
He had them specially picked out at the florist. How adorable!
That’s me! Haha I graduated from high school and spoke at graduation. I was an honors student and also 20th in my class. Greatest day of my life.
There is way too many things to mention about how far I’ve come with running. Let’s just say I have ran times I never thought I would.
I formed a strong relationship with my parents. Now that I’m older I realize how much they do for you. I can honestly say we have never been more close.
I welcomed fitness into my life again, but only healthy. My body is amazing now that I am treating it right.
I am attending a university, that has been my dream since I was little!
I met this girl at school who is totally my best friend! I don’t know what I would do without her!
My sister and her boyfriend got married in October and I was the maid of honor!
I’ve grown a better relationship with my sister.
I finally accepted myself! Every inch.
Got my nose pierced!
Cut my hair!
Met this cutie!
I can honestly say 2012 has had the greatest impact on me. I have found my passion in life, helping others. I’m a Social Work major and I’m loving every bit of it. I’m finally HAPPY. I accept myself. I am a better person. Life has a more beautiful meaning now.