In case anyone out there cares about my weight, I thought I would blog about my weight gain history and how I’ve been tackling that issue.
I gained when I went to college (SURPRISE!). At first, It was from eating JUNK instead of fantastic dinners my father used to cook. Then the combination of crappy food and social drinking really did me in. To be honest, I didn’t even realize that I was gaining. I just remember waking up and looking in the mirror and thinking, “When did I get fat?” Over the first year or so of college I gained about 40 lbs. No joke. Then I slowed down but still gained a little more. At my heaviest I think I was around 60lbs heavier than my senior year of high school (back then I thought I was fat — what?!) SO. I have been on and off again trying to lose this weight and having lots of trouble sticking with a plan. I would go on a diet for a few weeks and not see results “fast enough” and give up.
BUT now it’s different! I have been “on a diet” since November 11, 2009. About 3.5 months and I WILL NOT give up this time. And I am now officially 20 lbs lighter! YES! I still have a long way to go, but I am really really proud of myself for actually sticking with it. It also helps that I’ve finally gotten to a point where if someone really paid attention they could see a difference and I get compliments here and there which help boost my confidence and motivation.
Now, how did I do it you ask? Here’s my (not really a) secret:
1. Actually go to the gym. I don’t go on a regular basis really, but I do go a couple times a week or try to do something at home. I got a yoga mat and Wii Fit, so I like doing that occasionally when I don’t feel like leaving the house. Over the rest of the semester I am going to be more scheduled with my workouts: 3x per week with my roommate.
2. Calorie King. This actually should be first. This is a software that I have on my computer that I can enter all the food that I eat during the day and it does a bunch of math and makes graphs and charts for me and all sorts of statistics. I have been tracking calories, fat, carbs, protein, but mostly focusing on a calorie goal. I think I’m going to really start paying attention to the macronutrients.
3. Don’t give up. Don’t give up. Don’t give up. Don’t give up. Don’t give up. This one is SO hard. But if you give up it WON’T work.
Whew long post! Hope you enjoyed it!