I gained weight. It sucks. When I weighed myself on the cursed scale a few weeks ago, it has been brought to my attention that I gained around 10 pounds within the last year or two. Now I’m not looking for sympathy or anything, but maybe relate to those who are also trying to get back on track.
I remembered reading horror stories about people gaining fifteen pounds in the first few years of college, and I would do the evil laugh because those people lived in dorms and partied all night. Well I live at home and my drug of choice is caffeine.
During the past few years my lifestyle changed in small but significant ways. I started going out with friends more often for greasy pastas and Indian curry, I rode the bus less often, and I’d often spend weeks at a time sitting motionless on my couch reading a useless philosophy textbook. Contrary to what some people think, I really doubt it’s ever one Thanksgiving dinner or breakup that makes the difference. It’s the lifestyle habits I perform everyday that turned me into an unhealthy lard of fat. So I need to make small, but permanent lifestyle changes.
So, from now on, I will document once a month my path to Broccoli and Pilates Heaven. I don’t have a specific goal in mind, but there are small goals I want to fulfill every month.
For the month of April, my goals are to:
1. Eat out only ONCE a week. Eating out often is a death sentence, seriously. You never know how much fat and cholesterol you’re injecting into your body until six months later, when you receive the bill around your inner thighs.
2. Eat only ONE small snack every night after dinner instead of five. Usually, I’ll have a fruit, maybe a popsicle, and then if I’m going to stay up really late then a Nutella sandwich…how am I not obese yet? Which leads to my next goal…
3. Go to bed before midnight every night. It’s embarrassing to admit that I often go to bed at like 2 am. But hey - I’m a university student. That’s my Get Out of Jail card.
This is a text-heavy post but I’m in a painful 3-hour class as I write this.