Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Good Morning

Today I had a later morning than usual. I woke up at 10AM. Personally, every morning when I wake up I do not like to just go and make something to eat. I'm usually not hungry. I think for me the best thing to do is eat when I'm actually hungry. I waited around till lunch time and had a half cup of pork and beans with two slices of white bread.Today for lunch I had to

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Snowboarding

So this winter I received a season pass to a ski/snowboarding resort. So far I have only gone snowboarding once and today was going to be my second time snowboarding, but was unable to go due to some financial circumstances my mom is dealing with and I need to help her with that.

I would have loved to have gone because it's an effortless workout. Yeah, you're super sore after snowboarding, but the act of snowboarding is fun and it doesn't even feel like a workout when you're doing it. You feel the effects of snowboarding after the fact. Three out of the five hours at the park there you're snowboarding and burning approximatly

Realization

I have come to the realization that I am tired of being unhealthy. I'm tired of hiding from the camera. I'm tired of clothes not fitting right. I'm just tired, and I need a permanent change in my life. I don't want to put my body at risk for harmful conditions such as diabetes since it runs in my family.I feel like I've written this starting post a million times, but now it's different I am dedicated and I want this change. I need this change to be complete.

Today was the first time in about three weeks that I counted my calories. I was off to a bad start this morning with Starbucks and Bunuelos (a Christmas dessert) but made up for it by having a healthy lunch and dinner. After calculating my calorie intake with the Lose It! app, I was about 300 calories over my daily budget and I went for a run to make up for it. I am now 180 calories under my budget and I feel great. Today is the start of a healthier life. I'm looking forward to what's to come

Today, I weighed in and I'm currently 213 pounds. I want to stay away from the scale for two weeks to see what kind of progress I'll make with this new found motivation I have. I have the help of my sister, the Lose It! app, and hopefully the Lost It! community. I'll use these tools/resources to keep me motivated and uplifted throughout my journey.

last but not least, here are some pictures of myself from this December.

12/15/2010

12/16/2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Being Unhealthy

It's a choice. I know what I want to do, but I can't stop from making unhealthy decisions. Right now I'm currently weighing in at 215lbs. I was on a roll for about two weeks and went down to about 206 lbs right away. I was motivated to lose weight and be healthy, but then I go through these phases where I start falling back into my old routine and it's usually triggered when I go home to visit. There I have no control of what I eat and go wild. When I come back to school I usually cool but my habits continue, and then I'll start up my healthy schedule again and then all of a sudden I go home to visit.

I think getting away from home has really helped my situation and my weight loss, but I need to continue with my healthy habits everywhere even if that means where I'm most vulnerable to my bad habits.

I'm going home this weekend, and starting tomorrow I'm going to start up my health routine starting with a morning run with my boyfriend. I will aim to be healthy this whole weekend. I can do it. No junk food, just healthy foods. :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Getting Healthy

So this is not the first time that I have started a health blog. In fact it's probably the fifth attempt at writing one, but the difference between this blog and those blogs is that I'll be more open about myself. In those blogs I was so anonymous and it wasn't even about my health, but about my weight. I was preoccupied with losing weight to look hot, I was not looking at the health benefits. Now I'm older and wiser and know it's not just about my physical appearance, but my actual health. Obesity is the cause of so many heart diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, and more. I am twenty years old! It's about time I made a change in my life for the good. I want to be healthy dammit!!! And I will!

For the past couple weeks at school I have been continuously working out at the gym and running, and was so motivated that I would go everyday. So far I've lost about 10lbs since I've been away from home and living on campus. The last week has kind of been a disaster. I have not been working out on a daily basis and I have been eating more than I can chew. The last time I went to the gym I weighed myself and I gained 6lbs back from my previous loss. I think what my problem is I need to find motivation to stay motivated. And for this reason I started this blog. I want to find connections with other bloggers who are in the same situation and willing to support one another. Even though I have tried this before I really feel that it will make a difference. Why? Because I'm not being some random anonymous girl, but a being myself and real.

I got this idea from one of the members at 20sb, and hopefully the community there looking to reach the same goals as me are willing to help me out as I am willing to help them out.