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Saturday, August 14, 2010

When I started this whole weight loss journey, I told myself I would be completely honest with myself... something I haven't done in a REALLY long time (at least not about my weight). I was never really honest with just how out of shape I had become. So here are some things I used to do... can no longer do... but want to be able to (at least physically) do again:

Tennis: I played tennis for 4 years in high school... I was never great, but I could get through a whole match... and my senior year when I was named captain of the team, there were times when I would play a varsity match, then turn around and play a JV match to make sure everyone got to play. I think today I would be lucky to survive one GAME (a match can be up to 30 games easy).

Marching: Ok, I don't really want to get back on the football field and march... but I was good in marching band... I was energetic and could do all the parades and games with no problem. Aside from not remembering how to play the fight song anymore... I also can't imagine marching a 5 mile parade route either!

Crunches: Before my junior prom... wow I had the most amazing dress. It was an empire waist, but fitted until the waist, and had an open back. At the time I wanted so much to look good in it, and to make sure I did I used to do crunches every afternoon after school... by the time prom came around I was doing 600 a day easy. And it's funny because at the time I didn't think that I looked as amazing in that dress as I wanted to... but man, would I give ANYTHING to be able to wear that dress again!

Overall 10 years ago, I wasn't happy with myself... I was happy with my accomplishments, but not with me. Today, I am happy with myself, I have more confidence now then I ever did... but also have a lot more weight too. So, I'm looking forward to seeing if I really can get back to where I was, and this time... be happy with it... happy with me!
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    oh, the dress! do you still have it? because sizes have changed in the past 8 years, i still have my favorite outfit from way back when i was 130 lbs. I want that outfit to be to big, because even then i was a bit overweight. (i'm 5 feet tall). though i will never actually wear the outfit again, its a visual goal that i keep in the front of my closet. i have a series of those outfits. :) there are 5. I want to be able to throw them all away because i want them all to be baggy.

    This could be a good motivational tool. i hope. you could do the same.
    3810 days ago
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