Update – I’m Baaaaaack!

Hello friends,

Apologies for the long hiatus. I’ve just had a crazy few months and finally (FINALLY!) I get a break. I’m still working full-time, but I’ve taken a break from extra-curriculars over the summer, so I’m not rushing around after work trying to do a million different things. I’m one of those people who loves being busy, but I often find that I bite off more than I can chew and I get burned out, which is what happened over the last little while. A break is most welcome.

I wasn’t really doing that well with food and exercise, to be honest. In early June, I really got on a good track, but then I donated blood. I was approved to donate, but I must have just barely met the criteria because I felt dizzy for two weeks afterward. I didn’t go to the doctor, like a moron, and it appears to have resolved itself, but I could barely walk down the street, let alone workout, so that kind of flew out the window.

However, I am happy to say that over the past two weeks, since I’ve been feeling normal, I have really overhauled my life. And I don’t just mean exercise. I made a series of decisions lately which essentially mean that I’ve scrapped my entire career path and I will be starting from scratch, going back to school next year. It’s a little scary to be starting over, but I was pretty miserable in my previous career path and, for some reason, a couple of months ago it just clicked that DUH, I should change something. So I’m working in a field right now that is totally unrelated to my first degree and I’ll be returning – as I said – to school in September 2016.

ANYWAY, this change has led to some other positive changes: I chopped my hair off (it’s not a pixie cut, but it’s pretty short, certainly the shortest I’ve ever had it in my life – but I LOVE it), I have eliminated coffee from my diet (I literally would have 2-3 shots of espresso in my latte every morning, bad idea!), I have eliminated fast food and I have almost completely cut out sugar, I have started drinking a LOT more water, I have eliminated soda completely and I’ve started drinking green smoothies every morning (usually consisting of yogurt, spinach and/or kale, a banana and some frozen fruit like mixed berries or pineapple). I’m still not quite getting enough sleep, but I am working on that too! I have lost 15 lbs in the past three weeks and I’m THRILLED about that. I feel great. I really, really do.

Updated Statistics:

Height: 5’7″
Current Weight: 301.8 lbs
Current BMI: 47.3

Here’s to the continuation of my journey!