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"If you do not change direction,
you may end up where you are heading".
* * * * *I've always been a happy person, but after I graduated from law school, I was frustrated.
Yes, I was elated I earned a law degree, but I was not happy that in three years, I also gained 30 pounds.
Stress + inactivity + free pizza lunches + late nights + open bars will do that to you. Or at least it did it for me. I was so not happy with such an intense weight gain in such a short period of time, and I knew that if I didn't take action, that 30 pounds would either stay with me or creep up (i.e. "If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading").
The goal: On May 14, 2010 I started a weight loss plan to lose all 30 pounds I gained while in law school.
I had a head start on my goal, because since graduating, I'd already lost 5 pounds. But to reach my goal of 30, I knew I needed to step it up. So I joined a gym and for two months I've been working out 3-5 times/week, taking almost daily walks sorta, and I've gained muscle/gotten stronger. I'm also eating better food/smaller portions, counting calories on occasion and as a result I've lost another 5 pounds over the last 2 months.
- Weight loss to date: 10 pounds
- Dress Sizes down to date: One
- Double Chins lost to date: One
- New eating rules I made up: ONE: ONE COW A WEEK. Cheeseburgers were doing me in so I made up a rule that I can only eat one serving of dead cow a week. Max. Not daily. This means, once I have my ONE cheeseburger or Chipotle steak burrito, it's time to switch to Boca Burgers, Black Bean burgers, veggie-based meals and other non-four legged friends. TWO: WHEN IN DOUBT, EAT WHAT'S AT HOME...not what's at McDonald's, Taco Bell or Burger King.
- Weaknesses: Cheese, 99 cents Dunkin' Donuts Happy Hour
|Take a look at me now: Cyn on July 3, 2010|
Stay tuned....It's time for Cyn to Get Thin! and to put this journalism undergraduate degree to use.