Saturday, April 25, 2009

Surprise! I'm Still Here!

Wow, has it really been over a month since I last posted? Yes, indeed. Let's see, what's been happening? Well, during the last 2 weeks of March I managed to gain back a bunch of what I had lost. If you remember, when I last posted I had hit 43 lbs., but when I got weighed and measured at the beginning of April I had slipped back to 29 lbs. Yikes! I guess I gave in to far too many of my cravings. I've been more mindful of what I'm eating since then (getting violently ill and being unable to keep food down for a number of days last week certainly helped with that) so I've managed to re-lose about half of what I had regained. As of today, I'm at 369 lbs, 36 lbs. from where I started. I hope to be back to 43 lbs. by the beginning of May, and I promise I will post measurements and a picture then (at this point, I'm not going to bother with measurements and a picture for this month.) My goals right now are to track what I'm eating on a daily basis and to exercise daily, whether it's going to Curves, taking a walk, or doing yoga. What else is going on my life? Well, I started back to college ten days ago. I'm doing online classes through Kaplan University to get my Bachelor's in Nutrition Studies (which fulfills 2 of my 101 Things.) It feels a little strange to be back in school after 13 years, even stranger to not actually be going to a classroom, just sitting in front of my computer, but I'm sure I'll get used to it soon enough. I think my nutrition classes will help to make me even more mindful of what I'm eating, and I ultimately want to use my knowledge and experience to help other people lose weight and get healthy. So that's where I am right now. I will try to blog more regularly, even though I'm busy with classes. But doon't worry too much if you don't see regular updates, ok? I'm not giving up.