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Down the home stretch

27. July 2011 | Kategorie Uncategorized

I considered writing this post in poem form, but that seemed like a lot of work. For the last couple months, I have started my weight loss journey. Through my long (cough) dating life, I have noticed certain changes in my behavior. Apart from being happier and kind of MIA around my family, I also tend to put on some weight. It doesn’t help that most of dating is going out to eat and watching movies. I try and make it fun by biking, going to the lake, snowboarding, but you can’t do that all the time.

I started dating Tyler right at the end of high school. I weighed 135 about with I graduated. At the end of my relationship I was at a steady 156 average. So with being single now, I am trying to be healthier and happier. I have been so unhappy with the way I looked for so long and with every pound I feel better. I just remember Tyler saying over and over that he didn’t want to be with a fat girl, so every pound I gained came with worry of crossing the line for acceptable to fat.

With the depression, I ate….a lot. It didn’t make me feel better, just worse. I think I did it to fill a void, only the void wasn’t in my stomach. It wasn’t until I was single that I realized that though. I made the switch. I was done being unhappy with my body and I was going to change it. I got a job that requires me to workout 5 times a week which was a good start. I then switched pop for water. I always drank diet pop, but water was a much healthier choice. Then I cut out snacking between meals and when I did I had fruit and veggies to choose from. Then I started eating oatmeal for breakfast and a salad for lunch. When you list all these changes out together it seems like a lot, but I did it gradually. I would tackle one change and when I was use to it, I changed the next thing.

Currently, I am at 145.8 pounds. I am happier, but sometimes when I look in the mirror I don’t see any difference. I notice some clothes feel a little looser, but its hard to tell. I would like to be at 139 or below when the summer is over. Harder than that will be keeping these changes up once classes and athletic training duties start. I need to just find an hour somewhere to I can run and shower. I just don’t wanna fall into that depression again and gain the weight back. I want to be healthy.

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  1. Comment by Holli | July 27, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

    Way to go, Molly! Losing weight can be hard, so I applaud your accomplishments and desire to keep going.

    It was really difficult when I lost my weight and it took a LONG time for me to notice, even though the pounds were dropping. Now, pregnancy weight feels near impossible to lose. I’ve been trying for months, but since running this summer I’ve gained a couple pounds! What’s up with that?!

  2. Comment by m!les | July 30, 2011 @ 11:02 pm

    I’ve been trying to eat healthier, too. One of my more recent changes has been to read labels before consuming things. I’m trying to only eat things which have ingredients I’ve heard of, avoiding strange chemicals and weird food dyes if possible.

    I don’t know if it’ll make any difference, but it makes me much more aware of what I’m eating. Good luck on your progress!

  3. Comment by Molly | August 9, 2011 @ 7:33 am

    Holli- Its all muscle! 🙂 How is running going now? and hows the foot?

    Miles- It might not make a difference calorie wise, but you’re putting better stuff in your body, which is always a better choice.

    With the few nutrition classes Ive had to take, that is one thing they stress. Avoiding weird chemicals and whatnots

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