Alright you guys, you know that thing called the Freshman 15? Well, its real. Its really, really real.
I don't think I've reached 15 yet, but I'm workin my way up, that's for sure.
Tonight, I tried on a pair of my shorts from oh ... 5 months ago annndddd needless to say, they were snug. Like um .... I won't be wearing them because someone might vomit.
I had seriously been trying to deny the fact that I was gaining weight, despite what the scale said. I mean really, I still look cute in pictures if I get in just the right position & I can still fit into my stretchy jeans. ... The other ones shrunk in the wash, obviously.
In my defense, it's really, really hard to eat healthy while living in a dorm. No stove, no oven & a refrigerator the size of a shoe-box makes making & storing healthy food a real challenge.
However, I'm done making excuses for myself.
I don't feel good about myself the majority of the time & I certainly am not as cute as I was 4 years ago.
Oh yeah, that's something I haven't really discussed on here. I was virtually anorexic in 8th grade, but that's a whole other post in itself.
Here's the Reader's Digest version:
I was a size 2/4 and I remember being so happy that I got the flu because after it hit, I was a meager 126 lbs. I loved it. I loved the attention I got and how great I felt in everything I put on.
I don't want to go back to the anorexic ways that I used to practice like spending hours on end at the gym & eating only broccoli and a piece of bread for dinner, but I would like to go back to some of the things I used to do like eating Tuna every day for lunch (such a great source of protein & low calories) and only eating sugar on Fridays.
I've put on a good 30 pounds since the days of 126 pounds and I've gone up at least
2 3 sizes. Of course, my body has changed since 8th grade; my hips got wider, I got boobs & I dunno ... I got my period. But I think losing 15 pounds would be do-able.
It's time for a life-style change.
My old self would be disgusted with me now.
What are your favorite
diet lifestyle-change tips?