My guess is you can see where this is going, what with the weight loss talk. And just so you know, in between the time that I wrote that first paragraph and now this one: I ate 4 pieces of DiGiornio pizza. Clearly that shouldn't be happening. On account of how I get home from work around 10:30 or 11 at night, I am VERY hungry. There is no way around it: I have to eat when I get home. However, I could probably eat healthier. No, I definitely could eat healthier. Back at school I used to joke about how I wanted to get in way good shape before the boys got back from their missions. As my roommates and I always say, "There is truth in every jest", and this situation is no different. I still have almost 2 years to be healthier so it probably sounds a little ridiculous, so more on that later.
I legitimately want to be in shape. I'm not going to stop eating crap food, but I will just exercise more after eating the aforementioned crap food. Like Hayley, I am a sucker for pizza rolls; I shouldn't have to stop eating those to be happy with myself. And the thing is: I am happy with myself. At only 5' 5" I probably should be skinnier. I don't even think people realize how much I weigh. I dress in a way so as to minimize the fact that I have some extra weight. During school I did actually lose a little bit of weight but it was nothing drastic. This time when I go back to school I will be losing weight: I have decided as such. I'm taking a soccer class and I'm really planning that it will motivate me to be a better athlete. Running alone is not my thing. I have tried many times to run, and maybe I'm just doing it wrong or something but I honestly don't think I am a runner. Soccer will give me purpose w/ running.
I honestly don't know how much I weigh, or even how much weight I want to lose. I should probably figure that out soon . . . But right now this is the plan: by May 2011 I will be a better athlete, I will lose 25 pounds [I feel like this is a good number since I know I have it to lose], I will document my findings on this blog. May 2011 may seem like an extraneous date but May is when the first second semester boy left on his mission; he was an important piece of the freshman year puzzle so marking time by him is kind of symbolic, I guess. At that point I will have one year left before they all start trickling on home, so I can really get some perspective on what I have accomplished/what is left to accomplish.
I'm counting on you guys to help me out if I need it. Give me suggestions on sports to try that make exercise not such a chore. I love sports because I'm not forced into them as exercise: I already love it so it's not work. I want to do it because it IS a sport. Give me food suggestions. I'm sure you'll have plenty to say.
But like I already said, I'll still be eating some crap.