I can’t even recall when I last posted an entry on this one, but I just have to say that I’m so glad I did this. It took a lot of hard work, determination, self-motivation, and discipline. Of course, I cheated quite a bit, but that goes to show that it’s not impossible to accomplish weight loss over a period of time even if you do cheat. I didn’t even consider it cheating, but that’s what those diet/workout fanatics always say. Relaxing and enjoying myself was considered necessary to keep on going and to keep the determination fresh when I got back on track. I simply cut out foods like junk and processed foods by not buying them at the grocery store. And that was pretty much it! Oh, and portion control. I probably ate small portions half the week while the other half, I didn’t exactly binge, but I ate more than my feeling of fullness. After a few months of this zig-zag diet, my appetite just simply got used to being smaller and now I can enjoy my “bad” foods more thoroughly – I just eat less of it. My case in point, DIET was the main aspect in losing the weight. Of course, I work out 4-7 times a week, which helps incredibly, but times when I went on vacation and wasn’t exactly working out nor dieting, I just ate things I LOVED instead of nibbling on everything to make every bite worth it. Finally, my specs: I think I was about 135 lb when I posted my last entry. At 5’2”, every lb counts for me! Now I weigh 116, so I actually lost quite a bit more than I had planned! It just kept shedding. I am still aiming for another 5 lbs, as I’m not happy with the fat in my booty and legs, but who isn’t? I am starting to accept my thicker lower body and pear shape, but I’m not about to let go. I noticed being careful about my diet has made me crave healthier foods and working out so often has made me feel lost if I didn’t get at least a 30 minute workout in daily, and this ties into further weight loss without my scrutinizing my weight every week.
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He’s getting called up by the army for 3 months. Once he’s coming back, we’re gonna search seriously!
Playing the piano really has nothing on you when you learn to the play the guitar. Sure, you can read notes and such, but reading chords/tabs is a whole other story! To me, they are so completely different. I’ve played the piano for over 20 years and even taught it for a couple years. I picked up guitar about 7 years ago, playing a little classical, and a few chords here and there, but never sat down and learned the thing. Here goes!