Long time no talk, err... is it read?
Anyway, this is my attempt at a meaningful blog post. I have been MIA for the last month or two not because I wanted to, but because I didn't feel like I had anything to say. I have gained about 15 pounds from my lowest of 128ish back in May so I'm sitting at a not-so-comfortable 145sih... and the number is just getting higher.
My blog title, The Amazing Shrinking Girl, would make a mockery of me every time I logged on and I felt like it should be changed to The Not-So-Amazing Expanding Girl. For the last month I've avoided my personal trainer's phone calls because he wants me to come in and get my stats taken (as a refresher, since May, I put a freeze on my gym membership for 4 months so I haven't seen my trainer since April). I just cannot face him right now and I'm almost too embarrassed to be seen at the gym. The extra 15+ lbs. has made a HUGE difference in my self-confidence and self-esteem and what makes it worse is that I keep gaining even though I feel like shit.
All intense exercise has come to a stop... haven't done any type of strength training/weight resistance since May and I'm scared to even attempt one push-up in fear that I cannot do it.
I've still been walking and hiking kinda regularly but even that cannot stop the weight gain when you're eating 2500+ calories a day!
But I've finally had enough!
I don't want to become one of those statistics... you know, the one that says this-much-percentage-of-people-who-lose-weight-gain-it-back. That's so not me and I'm making sure I don't break into another decade of weight-gain. I have one more month before my gym membership starts up again and I have to face my trainer, so I need to pull in everything tight: nutrition and exercise. So here's to my new beginning... getting back to basics of tracking food, exercising, and bogging! The three things that helped me so much in the past!