So, I've finally taken the plunge and decided to keep a journal, hoping it'll help me keep in perspective. I've been reading some journals, and looking at some pictures and I must say, well done to you all! Hopefully one day I'll have my own up there (not yet that bold
First things first I guess. I'm a 22 year old Interior Design student who's currently unemployed and withdrawn from college due to Katrina.
I might as well get it all out there in the vast openness that is online. I'm 5'10", weigh approx 350 and have been overweight all of my life. I was an ordinary kid, though the chubbiest on my summer softball teams. Band nerd, okay student, darn artistic. And so TOTALLY in denial about myself.
Even now, I don't really think of myself as obese. Until I look at pictures I feel like I'm the most average person there is. Then.. EEK! Most of my family is also overweight and always do the 'you're just big boned', or my favorite, 'but you have such a pretty face!' Cringefest. I'll be graduating college in December 2007 and I'm bound and determined to be a more slim, healthier person for those after college job interviews!
I got the book and read it all quickly back in July. I did well for about 2 weeks, then it was time for my long planned 3 week roadtrip of the US. So much for a diet! I got home, went back to college, and started beaching it again. Then disaster struck. Literally. Our house (I was living with my sis, her hubby and their new baby) was nearly demolished when Katrina uprooted a tree in our front yard. A 150 year old oak to be exact. So in the week with no electricity we ate whatever we could cook on the grill before it ruined. I'm now settled back with my parents and ready to try this again! So, barring anymore natural disasters...