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(I’ve gained weight, and not just a little bit.)
I’ve always been slightly overweight, but my real weight issues began after I tore my ACL two years ago and gained 20 pounds during my recovery. In the following years, I managed to lose about 15 of those pounds and was well on my way to losing even more.
But then I decided to study abroad this past semester. I lived with a host family and had basically no control over when and what I ate. I also didn’t have access to a workout facility, meaning the only real exercise I could get was running, which hurts my knee unless I only do it a couple times a week. So, GUESS WHAT. I gained 15 pounds. All of that weight that I had spent a year and a half losing…it’s back. Basically, in the last two years I’ve gone from about 130 pounds to 150 pounds, back to 130, and then back to 150. UGH. I had already donated a lot of my clothes from back then and can barely wear anything anymore. NOT OKAY.
BUT! If I lost it before, I can lose it again. So that’s what I’m doing, starting now. (I’m back home for the summer.) I have a new MyFitnessPal account, so if you are following my old one and want to switch, please do! I appreciate all the support I can get.
More than anything, I’m just annoyed. I know that it’s not my fault for gaining that weight because I genuinely didn’t have enough control over my own diet and exercise. But I just really feel like I was finally starting to get some confidence back before going abroad and now I’m back to square one. I know I can lose this weight but the idea of going through this whole process AGAIN is really bumming me out. Any words of wisdom or support that you might have would really be incredible right now.
Anyways, if you’re still reading this, you’re beautiful and I love you. Let’s do this.
going to berlin, salzburg, venice, rome, bern, paris, bruges, and brussels.
you won’t be hearing from me for a few weeks!!!
BBQ turkey & sweet potato sliders with spinach & arugula mix and blueberries. Boom.