So, here’s an update on my life and where I’ve been.
A couple months ago, I started a new full time job as an Admissions clerk at a hospital. I’ve been very busy with that, as well as starting school a couple weeks ago. Because my school hardly has any night classes, all 4 of mine are online. So it’s been hectic.
I’m trying to make a weekly schedule to follow so I can still fit in the gym after work and still get all my school stuff finished, and it worked out the first half of last week. The second half of the week my grandpa was in the hospital basically bleeding out (long story) so I spent every day driving to where he was and spending my time there.
It’s frustrating to know I’ve had this blog about 5 years, and I still don’t have a success story. It’s embarrassing, really. I did lose, at one time, down from 250ish to 208, and it was awesome. And on that note, I didn’t realize how much thinner I had gotten when I was at 208 until I gained back up. Now I look back at pictures, and I hate that I let myself gain up, and I hate that I didn’t realize how much better I felt and looked.
I gained up to 274, and now I’m down to between 258-262. I’ve been stuck here for months, doing well for a few days and losing, then screwing up and gaining back to 262.
It’s crazy to think I’ve been working at this for 5 years (well, longer really, that’s just when I start my tumblr) and still haven’t achieved much of anything. It’s such a rollercoaster. But it’s also irritating, because I have learned so much, yet I’m still like this.
There are other factors, though, such as my anxiety/depression medicine. My doctor told me awhile back that it causes the average person to gain 5 pounds a month, and it screws up your metabolism. So I am battling that weight gain every month. I’m hoping to cut my dose in half soon, which I have done before. He also put me on an antidepressant that helps me sleep at night + helps with weight loss, so hopefully that’ll help.
I’m hoping this new schedule thing will really help, plus taking healthy lunches to work has been great. I just need to focus on evenings.
And on another side note, I’m hoping to be going to Greece next summer, and I definitely don’t want to be the stereotypical fat American.
So wish me luck!
@1 week ago with 2 notes
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So y’all may have saw my post before saying I’ve gained 3 pounds in a week, and I have no idea why. I’ve eaten well except one meal, worked out every day, and mainly drank water.
Well, I was talking about this with a friend and she said maybe it was muscle. I said I mainly do cardio, and just a little bit of weights (probably like 80/20) to start out with because I just need to get my heart and lungs in shape first. Plus, when I had inflammation in my chest awhile back (from lifting weights) the doctor asked if I was doing it to lose weight, and I said yes, and he said that cardio would be better for weight loss.
Anyway, my friend asked someone at her gym, and he said that just doing cardio wouldn’t help me lose weight. I had to do more weight training. Is this true? How have I never heard it? I mean, I’m confused. I thought any working out was good to really start out with.
@5 months ago with 2 notes
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There’s a girl at my gym who always works out in like crop tops and short athletic shorts, and she runs on the treadmill like a pro, it’s just like sleeping to her. Effortless, almost gliding like a swan.
And I always secretly glare at her and want to go trip her.
Because I want to be her. Well, not HER. But have her ability. You know.
Meanwhile I’m over here like “I’m still alive, but I’m barely breathing….”
@5 months ago with 32 notes
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You know, it’s frustrating to most people how long it takes to get healthy and lose weight.
I was thinking about that earlier, though, and compared to how many years I basically spent DESTROYING my body, I am actually getting healthy pretty quickly. I ate pretty horribly the first 18 years or so, and the past 5 years have been up and down. It’s only been about 3 months since I really started and I’ve lost 16 pounds, improved my time on the treadmill, and make a lot more health conscious decisions. In 3 MONTHS compared to 23 YEARS of bad choices.
So next time you get frustrated, just think of that. Think of all the time you spent compared to the time you are spending now, and you’re actually doing pretty freakin’ AWESOME.
@5 months ago with 2 notes
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