Donâ€™t think I donâ€™t know youâ€™re all looking at the date of that last post. June 11. Yeah, I know. Summer is over, and now weâ€™re into fall. I quit my job. I started law school. But nothing else has changed: I still drink Diet Coke, order takeout, and swear Iâ€™ll start doing it right tomorrow.
Last night I went to a party at a friendâ€™s house (well, two friendsâ€™ house. They moved in together! Why is everyone growing up??). I was standing in the kitchen chatting with four other women, and I looked in the window. My reflection loomed back. I could only see how much bigger I was than everyone else. I hate that feeling. I hate thinking the first thing people notice is how big I am.
And more than that, I am not the person I want to be. I want to be a woman who goes to the gym because itâ€™s good for her, and because it sets a good example for others. I want to be a confident person who loves herself, inside and out. I want to prove to myself that I have control and that I can put myself first.
Now, here are my questions before I get started.
1. Um â€¦ how do I do it?
Iâ€™m being semi-serious. I know losing weight and getting fit is all about a calorie deficit and exercise. Iâ€™m with you. Gots it. But â€¦ how? What should I eat?
I think low-carb is pretty much the way to go for quicker-than-normal weight loss. Iâ€™m not trying to lose 16 pounds a week, or even more than 2. But â€œpeopleâ€ (doctors, the South Beach guy, my friend Tiffany) seem to think low-carb is the way to go, so I think I will at least watch my carbs. But I also have heard the benefits of no-dairy, and I donâ€™t drink much milk anyway. Should I do that too? And finally, while Iâ€™m not a vegetarian now, I do want to follow a vegetarian/pescetarian diet as much as I can. I donâ€™t like the meat industry, and I just shouldnâ€™t eat red meat, period. (Also, I love pigs.) But thatâ€™s a whole lotta food to not be eating.
I would love for you all to follow this blog and post comments. Iâ€™m going to try to model it after Theodoraâ€™s inspirational blog. She has lost 45 pounds since February. While I sat on the couch and ate saag paneer and read about her waking up at ass oâ€™clock to get to the gym, she was waking up at ass oâ€™clock and going to the gym and doing it. She rocks and I hope I can be half as successful as her!
So bookmark Project 30 and come back and see me. And help, or just read. Whatever you want. And if itâ€™s been a few days since youâ€™ve heard from me, call me out. Iâ€™m on Twitter, @soupgirl, but most of you know me through other venues. Keep me honest.
I just want to finally stop saying Iâ€™m going to do it.
Iâ€™m going to do it.
Follow Campbell!!!! Let’s keep her honest.