14/10/2013

So, in my last update I described how I was restarting. And when I said restarting, I meant from the start. I was practically the same weight when I first joined the forum in June 2012. My weight went down for the remainder of 2012 but once I went back to college after the Christmas holidays and began my last semester in college, I ended up gaining what I had lost during 2012. Since April time when I felt ready to get back into weight loss, I’ve been up and down like a yo-yo. So finally on August 25th, I decided enough was enough and I was going to get to where I wanted to be for so long.

I joined the gym on September 2nd and I am really enjoying going. Some days are easier than others though, of course. I went above and beyond what I ever thought I could reach in my exercise goals in September. This made me push my miles in 2013 to 800. Last month I did 137 miles, which is mostly down to joining the gym. This month I set a goal of 120 miles which I believe I might be able to do it. I’m really starting to believe in myself. In my last update, I mentioned wanting to exercise 5 times a week. I should have really explained I wanted it to be 5 times at the gym a week. Most weeks I’m getting to go 4/5 times but there has been a week or two where I only got 3 times. Need to try and work on that and try and achieve my weekly goal of 5 times each week. Some say it’s too much but I feel like it’s just right for me right now.

Last week, I joined a topic about writing to your future self. It’s a little bit of fun and a way of setting some goals you would like to reach by the time comes around. One of my goals was to be running more on the treadmill. At the point to which I wrote it, I was running comfortably 0.5 miles. The following day while at the gym I was thinking about my goal and I ended up running 1.1 miles! I must admit, I was pretty proud of myself. I’ll be working up how much I can run.

So far, my mini goal of getting to 130lbs by November 1st is going well! My main aim was for my graduation during the first week of November. I’m definitely feeling so much more motivated since I restarted and I’m doing what I can. I am losing slowly, but it’s working for me. I still believe I will reach my goal someday. Today I weighed in at 135lbs. I’ve around 2 and a half weeks to go until the 1st, but really about 3 and a half until my graduation. I’m hoping I will be able to reach that goal but even if I’m 1 or 2lbs off the goal, I will be super happy with my progress so far. After graduation has gone, my next mini goal will getting to a healthy weight of 127lbs by December 31st.

Statistics:
Restarted: August 25th 2013
Restart weight: 140lbs
Current weight: 135lbs
Goal weight: 112lbs

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