So who am I? A fat girl who wasn’t always fat but got fat for reasons that are too many to list here. Medicine, trauma, yada yada [Insert psychobabble and self-pity here]. So, what am I going to do about it?
I had lost a total of 140 lbs well over 5 years ago, well, 6 years ago to be exact. My life had turned for the better and I was into healthy eating and exercising, etc. I was 28 and without employment, schooling, or much to do. By the time I was 30 I had established myself as a writer of sorts, a student, and had moved from a relatively quiet neighborhood (in terms of fast food joints- just a McDonald’s in walking distance, not much else) to restaurant row- I had been working, making good money. Then I got fired (yes, fired) and took the opportunity to go back to school. I had zero time for cooking, zero time for going to the gym, as I had and have no car and the buses in this town are unreliable. In my previous spot I had partners and the gym was right up the street.
Then, right before I turned 31 I quit smoking. You can guess what happened. I gained a good 90 lbs back. The 140 I had lost was great but I needed to lose a good amount more. The 90 lbs weight gain was disheartening. I wanted to quit.
I stayed around the same weight until recently. I moved again, this time to the boondocks, no restaurants, nothing but woods. I became a vegan this past January and as of this writing have lost 20 lbs by just cutting out meat and dairy and refined sugars and wheat.
Soon, I’m going to return to the gym. I did have a partner but his need for exercise is not as austere as mine so I’m going by myself and plan to shed 50 lbs until I move out of the suburbs of the capital of PA and to Pittsburgh to further my education.
My goal? To get in great shape so I can run, jump, and play basketball (which I was really great at in high school. Too bad life happened and prevented me from taking it any further) before I am 40 and unable to make anything serious happen without injury. Also, I just want to be healthy and look good. I have been this size for far too long. I remember what I used to look like. I want to get it back. I am 6’2 and well into the obese category. I am no longer on medicines that cause massive weight gain and I am eating a lot smarter, healthier. I plan on pushing the limits. I plan on running a marathon before I die. I’m an athlete dammit! The drive, the love for getting physical is still there. Just need to shed the protective shield and go after it.
So this blog is here as a sort of journal. No, I’m not posting any fat pics right now for fear of getting the pic spread everywhere. It’s embarrassing enough. When the time is right I’ll post before and after pics. Let me at least lose another 50 lbs! :-)