January 31, 2003 in Food & Diet

Not Comfortable Being a Big Girl

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As the month draws to a close, I finally make it to the gym tonight. It was the first time in over 10 months. Everything hurts but I feel good for having gone and worked out for close to an hour. Luckily I didn’t run in to my former trainer. I don’t think I could have dealt with him seeing me. Two years ago he had helped me whip my body into shape but I got complacent and let everything go when my workout partner moved to Denver. So here I am starting over again. I really do have to think about this as a lifestyle change and not just a short term project. Weight will always be an issue for me. So goal is to get to gym at least 3 times a week. I should be going everyday since I have so much to loose but I’m trying to realistic. With the pressures of work and all my extra curricular activities, I want to ease back in slowly. But I really need this to work. I don’t like being a big girl! Thus to increase chances for success, I’m also working with a nutritionist. Cooking for one person is no fun so I tend to eat out a lot. Trying to change that. In addition to nutritionist, I also signed up for 10 week Weight Watchers Programthrough my work. It probably seems like overkill but I really need the support of others to hold me more accountable. Things have got to change. I’m simply not comfortable with my current weight. So failure this go around is not an option. So I ask you out there in webland for your words of encouragement and support!


  1. February 2, 2003 at 5:48 pm


    thanks for the link to fitday.com. I might consider signing up if I can’t find a similar program for my palm.

  2. February 2, 2003 at 5:47 pm


    I probably will get a trainer again. But I want to see what I can do on my own for a month or so before I decide.

  3. February 2, 2003 at 12:03 am


    Why not get a personal trainer again? I have one, as you probably know, and it’s the greatest thing in the world! It doesn’t have to be the same one. Even once a week can motivate you greatly for the other couple times you go — and the trainer will make sure you go, believe me. You can do it, but it’s easier to do it with some help.

  4. February 1, 2003 at 12:39 am

    Leigh Hanlon

    Here at Chez Hanlon, we’re going on a similar program. I haven’t decided whether to invest in an outside gym membership, since I have a weight bench and stationary cycle here. But the diet is definitely in the works. I recently checked my journal and found that I weighed 140 pounds 10 years ago. That gives me about 35 to drop.
    During the summer, for a few weeks, I really got into a free service at http://www.fitday.com that lets you track caloric intake, nutrients and activity levels. Its approach is a bit anal-retentive, but I found it useful.

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