since my last post! Personal win. I'm trying to keep up on it.
Thanks Gianna for that comment. I really liked that article :)
The holiday really fucked me over. In the five days I spent at my in-laws I managed to gain back every pound that I lost since school started. Seriously. Even though I managed to refuse a lot of food, it was like, non-stop food fest. All junk.
I did weigh myself the day after returning though, which usually means a pound or two of travel bloat, so I'm hoping that's going to go away by tomorrow. The rest will probably take some work.
Coming up on a new year it's time to look back on 2011.
Greatest accomplishment of 2011: First full calendar year since high school of NO PURGING!!!!
This is a huge success for me. Those of you who have been following for a while know how much I have struggled with this. I HATE purging. It is painful, harmful and has never yielded good results for me. Without it, I have managed to avoid a lot of binges (knowing I won't allow it).
I think as a result, I had a net loss of poundage over the past year. Not a large one because I started the year with a sizable gain with my move across the country. That was upsetting. But I have come down a little from it and that's a plus.
With that, I am looking into the new year. Restricting should be easy for the next few months. My school schedule is only getting more intense and I won't be traveling or visiting friends or family for the next 7 months. And I can accomplish a lot in that time. Especially when I think back to how things were going these past two months of school.
I've been thinking of setting some guidelines (as we all do) and with my tight schedule it should be fairly easy to keep.
I haven't cemented these into exact rules but I know I need to increase my exercise (that has suffered since school started).
Also, I need to keep my carbs low. I haven't come up with a number or a system because I need to factor in fruits and veggies. With how intense school has gotten, I cannot afford scurvy or the plague or any bullshit like that right now.
I need to decrease my alcohol consumption too. That has gotten a little out of control.
So I will be making some rules out of these. More exact numbers so it's easier to stick to and more noticeable if I deviate.
For now I leave you with this (which I stole from a favorite blogger of mine)