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New Beginnings

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Over these past few months, so many wonderful things have been falling into place for me. I graduated college with honors, landed a teaching job in my district of choice (even in the same school and grade level that I wanted - truly my dream position!) and bought a brand new car. I even celebrated my 25th birthday, complete with a surprise visit from my best friend and old college roommate. I feel as though my life is taking flight, but being so unhealthy and overweight is almost like an anchor. I am in the midst of "back to school" clothes shopping for this upcoming school year, and bought the same pair of pants in three different colors because they fit and are comfortable. At a size 22/24, it's hard to find clothes that fit and are stylish for someone in their mid-twenties. I just want to dress and look my age, instead of wearing things that merely fit, but are not always attractive. I just want to feel better about myself, and am back here and trying this again. I've lost nearly five pounds (so far! many more to go!), and am so thankful not to have gained in a while. I've been just over a month without sweets. Cutting out cake, candy, ice cream, etc. has helped me to feel "cleaner" and has really made a difference. I just need to work now on other areas, and hope that more weight will continue to come off!
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