Note: This is horribly written. I just re-read it, and it sounds rushed and messy, but I don't feel like changing it. You'll get the point. Probably even learn more than you even care about. LOL!
I feel like I always get geared up about losing weight and exercising and then a week later, I'm burned out and back to my old habits. I finally broke the cycle. Woohoo! I know it's a combination of things that finally inspired me to get serious about getting healthy. For one, my ten year high school reunion is at the end of May, and I didn't want to be THAT person, who looks so different than they did ten years ago. I reached an all-time high weight, and it was very depressing. I had a very unhealthy relationship with food, and I was well aware of it. Lastly, and maybe most importantly, I have the chance to win $550, IF I lose the most percentage at my work. Sounds silly, but it's nice incentive! And since we have flight rewards for free flights, we decided that if I won we would go to NYC for a long weekend over the summer. How fun is that!? It's definitely made it a lot easier to be disciplined, thinking about a trip to The Big Apple!
Anyways, I quit drinking sodas (I still sip Zac's occasionally, and I've gotten a small one at the movies a few times, but I used to drink 1-2 a day!), I started drinking lots of water, I started eating LOTS of fruits and veggies, and together, we quit eating out at night, which shameful enough, we were doing almost EVERY...SINGLE...NIGHT! I started working out, and one day I quit "forcing" myself to go, and hating being at the gym. Now I love going. I wake up every morning at 4:45 and I'm in the gym from 5-6. Many nights I go back in the evening to just do cardio and watch tv. I'm so proud of myself, and my self esteem is so much better, which makes self control on eating way better too. I still allow myself to have a cheat day, and occasional treats, but overall, I'm ten times a better eater than I was.
The best part...I'm seeing results! I've lost 7% of my body weight since spring break (about 8 weeks ago), and over ten pounds. People I work with are saying I look smaller and more toned, and I FEEL BETTER! I'm not so sloth like. I know I could take it even further, and get even better results, and probably feel ever better (by giving up high fructose corn syrup, sugar, some starches, etc), but I'm happy with the way things are going for now. I have been careful not to deprive myself, because I don't ever want to resent this new lifestyle. Lifestyle...how cool to say that! Because, I'm not just on some yo-yo diet...I have truly changed my habits, and preferences, and lifestyle! :)
Sorry this post was so much about ME ME ME, and my weight, which is not even a fun issue in the first place, but I wanted to post for myself, as a journal. I used to go to bed at night disgusted with the way I'd eaten that day, and it's so nice to go to bed proud that I was a sensible and healthy eater, plus I worked out. Sigh...it's a new me, and I like it. Now...I just hope I keep it up, and WIN THAT MONEY! The final weigh in is the Thursday before Labor day, and the winner will be announced on that Friday. Wish me luck! :)