Where I'm at.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
I am supporting a friend who is just starting her weight loss journey. To get started on making goals, I asked her "Where are you? Where do you want to be? and How are you going to get there?" She sent me hers and asked the same of me. I responded with this, and figured maybe some of my buddies on here would appreciate knowing where I'm at too. Here's me:
I am around 340. I started at 345 two weeks ago. Like a month ago I was 353 at the doctor's office and it was the first time I had ever seen a number over 350. The hard part for me is that I'm so physically capable, I don't feel as bad as my weight really is. I'm doing P90X (obviously, since it's all over my fb) and counting calories. I'm losing weight steadily. I'm weighing in every Sunday morning.
I do find that working out now is helping me sleep through the night better and it's making me feel less tired throughout the day. I feel engergized! I feel like I'm really making progress for the first time. This is something I could stick with.
My goal weight is 165. It's just within "average" for my height. My best friend is my height and she's 150. That would be great, but I really just want to be "average" size. I never have been.
I grew fast as a child. I was my current height (almost 5'10") by 5th grade. I always felt "bigger" than everyone else because I was, but I wasn't fat. I thought I was in high school, but I was barely in the "overweight" bmi. I gained LITERALLY 150 lbs my freshman year of college and I have been struggling to get control of my life ever since.
I am now dating [boyfriend] (again, I know it's on my fb) and he has athletic past times. I could see fitness being a part of our lives and I'm really looking forward to getting fit with him. I have been happier since I've been working out than I ever have before, and being with him just multiplied my happiness which is being reflected in my weight loss. I think I'm going to have to repost this as a blog on sparkpeople because I wrote so much. Sorry if it was too much. I have so much farther to go than you, and I know that we can both achieve our goals. You are a strong person! If you can't fit in the entire P90X every day, I think that doing what you can of it would still make a huge difference. Think about it. Also there are lots of great workout videos (some are only 10 or 15 min) on Netflix instant viewing if you have that.