So I just wanted to thank everyone for such kind comments on my first blog post ever :) It means a lot to read all of them and see how much support is here for me! I hope to provide some of the same support back to you all! So I guess a little more background on me...I weighed 260 lbs my senior year in high school and thought that I could not get any bigger. I was wrong. My first year of college I ballooned up to 280 lbs and stayed there for almost 2 years. I hated what I looked like. I felt tired all the time. I hate my classes that were located on the 3rd floor of the classroom building, just because I had to walk up 3 flights of stairs. I realized I needed to make a change. As I said I am down 130 lbs for a current weight of 150.2 lbs. I hope to end up around 135 lbs, the higher end of a healthy BMI for someone my height.
My goals include exercising 5 times a week (for atleast 30 minutes), staying well hydrated, applying lotion daily (still working on accepting my skin issues after losing weight :( ), weekly weigh ins, and staying on my nutrition plan 100%. Over the past 2 months I've given myself the okay to "have just a bite" or used the excuse "I'm so tired right now, I can't exercise." These are lame excuses that even I can see through, so I need to stop making them and start sticking to my goals. So I guess the point of this blog was just to set up my weekly goals. I'll keep you guys posted on how that works out. Oh, and if I can find my camera cord thing, I'll hopefully liven up my blog with some picture posts too :). Thanks for listening.
P.S.- I got a few comments on the picture I posted for my "after." This picture was taken in NBC studios, when I traveled to NYC to attend Dr. Oz's "100 people who lost 100 lbs" episode. We each held up signs with how much we had lost. What an amazing experience! (Some fellow bloggers, like Lori, also went to this episode.) On a side note, this trip was also that week that NYC was all shut down because of the blizzard hahaha. So my first time seeing NYC from the top of Rockefeller center (Top of the Rock) was in the midst of huge snow flakes. I wouldn't trade that experience for anything!