Making a Plan and the Weigh In…

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Oh scale… Today was not a good day for us. You didn’t mean anything by it, you were just doing your job… but Scale, you really know how to tear my soul apart. Ok, I am being a little melodramatic here, but you definitely know how to knock me down a few pegs. Here I was thinking I was the weight loss queen… Normally losing at least a pound a week… but this morning? You decided to slam on the brakes. I know, I know. You are getting all defensive. Saying it isn’t your fault. You are just doing your job. Yet I would not have minded if you lied to me a little bit, you know? Just a tad. Just this once to make my week start off strong. No? What? You wanted to motivate me instead to do my very best?

Huh.

Interesting. I guess I forgot to think about that. Well thanks, I guess. But next week, you better be nice!

 

So this morning the scale stayed the same. I am still at 214 pounds. But to be perfectly honest, I am not 100% sure why. I did a lot of physical work last week and my eating remained relatively healthy. I did have ice cream twice, though. Maybe that’s it? I was hoping all the physical activity would blow those calories out of the water… but oh well. It probably was a combination of things. Stress, some bad food here and there, maybe not even enough calories on some days, too many on others, not enough water… so many possibilities! I am not too upset, though. Staying the same is a lot better than gaining… so I can definitely live with the scale not budging. I am just so excited to get out of the 200’s.

That is going to be one of the happiest moments ever. Knowing I had the strength and courage to make it back into the 100’s. But it is not going to be happening this month, and may not even happen next month… but I am hoping by the end of August to reach that goal.

Also, I am finally figuring out my life… (I think!). A part of me thinks I really needed to go on this journey to figure out who I was meant to become. I was told a lot as a child that I needed to watch what I ate, and I refused to acknowledge what was being said. I could have easily avoided being morbidly obese, but I did not. I needed this journey to know I have the strength to control my own life, and maybe I can use my own personal experience to help others.

I am thinking about going back to college and becoming a dietitian.

This idea makes me feel absolutely giddy. I know it is going to be a lot of hard work and the classes are going to be challenging since I am not entirely a great science thinker… but I want to do it.

The first time I went college, I really did not want to be there. I had no idea what I was doing and the entire schooling process was lost on me.

I personally believe you should go on to further education when you actually know what you want to do. Otherwise, spend your time working and taking in life… and see where life takes you… or else you go into debt without much to show for it. This time I am going to do it right. I won’t be able to start until next year. I may try to go for the Spring semester if I can… but I am really excited. I can help make a difference in other people’s lives. I can also make a difference in my own life by getting an extensive background and knowledge on the subject.

So that is my current dream. My plan.

And I am really excited about it!

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10 thoughts on “Making a Plan and the Weigh In…

  1. well, I do know that everyone tends to plateau at one point or another, and it doesn’t mean you’re doing anything wrong. I think it’s when the routine needs to be changed up a bit.

    btw, have you heard of a Fitbit? I just ordered one. It’s better than a pedometer (you should look it up!) and synchs to Myfitnesspal. I think it’s going to help keep me more accountable. I need to make my changes a lifestyle change, not just a trend for a little bit – like I did last time.

    Good job on all that you’re doing! You seriously have been my inspiration for wanting to get back on track.

    • I haven’t heard of Fitbit before! But now I am going to have to look it up… maybe I just need another big kick in butt. =D Sometimes I just do not know how to change up my routine…I thought haying last week would be a big kick to the system but I guess not. :/

      And definitely making it a lifestyle change helps SOOO much in the long run. =D I mean you can still have cheat days… but eventually you will mostly crave being healthy which is totally awesome!!

      And thanks!! I am glad you have been inspired! You have been an inspiration to me as well!

  2. Love!

    Three more words: crazy sexy diet. If you don’t have Kris Carr’s book, I’m sending it to you. Send me your address. ASAP.

    You can absolutely do this, Cassy!

    πŸ’—πŸŒΈπŸ˜Š

    Lisa

    • haha I do not have his book! You don’t have to send it to me…though. haha I can totally track it down! I really appreciate the offer though!!! =D

      • Kris is an amazing woman, and I’ve got a link to the paperback on that post and a link to her website, crazysexylife. I think you’ll find her as inspiring as she is fun!

        My offer still stands…really. πŸ™‚

  3. Awesome news! It’s exciting when you get motivated to go back to school to do something you enjoy. I work in higher education so I’m a big fan of college, continuing education, master’s degrees – etc. In my “real life” I’m a career counselor/consultant, so if you ever need any of that type of advice, let me know πŸ™‚

    I have often thought of taking a few classes where I work in the nutrition program – just to have a more solid knowledge of some things. I have already gone to college twice (undergrad/masters) so i’m not really up for another degree…but i love the idea of continuing to learn! You can totally do this -very exciting stuff~!

    • That’s awesome! I had no idea… I am so excited about the idea of going back to school! As long as I can make the finances work and such, it should be a lot of fun to actually do what I want to do with my life. I feel like my brain is finally able to absorb something!

      I have gone to school once but I withdrew when my dad was dying…which is understandable… but at the same time, I just did it because I no longer wanted to be at school anymore. I wasn’t following in the direction I wanted to go. I was just doing it to make other people happy… but this time I will be doing it for me, and I think that is going to make a HUGE difference.

    • No way!! You would be fantastic at it! And then we could help each other out! :p It definitely makes a lot sense to me… I have felt so… purposeless… but now I am really excited about the possibility to go back to school!

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