WOW! All of those comments basically melted my heart. Thank all of you so much. Those comments really gave me a lot of initiative and motivation to keep this going, and work on myself harder than I have been. Every single one of those comments posted by all of you made my entire day, so thank you. I appreciate them.
Lately I have been taking my dog for walks of about 20 minutes, everyday. This gives me a good chance to get out of the house for a little while, and give my dog the exercise she only dreams about. Although there is so much snow and ice on the ground, it's hard to keep my balance with the tugging and pulling of my oh-so determined puppy, the walk is worth it. It's not just walking around the block, however, it does have a lot to do with getting my heart rate going, and occasionally breaking a sweat. Being on winter break from school, I do have a lot of time on my hands, and don't always stick to the usual times to have meals. I did have breakfast today though, which was a major plus. And I managed to pick up some Special K protein bars, as well as berry cereal. I have been eating fruit on a regular basis, which helps me get some energy. Although I wasn't out of the house much today, I did focus on a full clean of my room, and finishing all the laundry. Both chores kept me busy for most of the day.
My birthday is coming up at the end of the week, but that gives me no excuse to pig out. I have planned to have turkey, along with my favorite sides of baked potatos and tuna fish salad for my birthday dinner with my family. And I was never a big fan of cake, so that won't be an issue.
Ever since I have watched the show "I used to be fat" I have not been able to get that girl, Gabby, out of my head. Her and I are almost exactly in the same situation. I need to loose the same exact pounds as she did, and although she only had 111 day's to loose 90 pounds, she accomplished her goal, and by the end of the show, she was absolutely glowing. Not only had she lost the weight, but she also managed to put more effort into a lot of the things she did, even when she didn't have the full support of her family. That was probably the most inspiring show I have ever watched. If she can do that in 111 days, why can't I do it in 231? that's more than double her time. So I know that I can do this. And getting my license in a few months will help just as much. I have more motivation now, than ever before. This is gunna be a huge year for me, and I am so ready for it. I appreciate all of the offers, and other blogs shown to me through the comments, and I will no doubt be following them. Again, thank you all so much. You have no idea how much it means to me.