Wednesday, July 04, 2007

I've decided to blog about my exercise and weight loss on here even though no one reads it. It just feels good to post it somewhere and my family is sick of hearing about it. So I don't really know what triggered it but all of a sudden I looked at myself and thought, "Oh my God, I am huge" which is really not a fun thought to have. I had kind of been losing a little bit of weight for a while, a little here and a little there but nothing big. Then I got sick about two months ago and couldn't eat normally for almost two weeks. Ever since then, my appetite has changed and I have become more concerned about what I eat. So I ended up losing about 15-20 pounds theough that whole time (the illness and the month that followed) and somebody at work had started walking and losing weight, so I decided to give it a try. So, I started walking on my lunch break, which progressed to me walking at the park almost every night after work. So far I've lost almost 30 pounds (28 to be exact, but who's counting ;)! ) and I am determined to keep going and do this diet and exercise as a whole lifestyle change. Right now my weight ahs gone from 203 to 175 and my goal is to get down to 150 and possibly even 145 (which would be 15 pounds lighter than I was in high school) by the new year. It has taken me a little less than 6 months to lose 28 and I'm thinking that it should take about another 5-6 for the next 25. Wish me luck!