Hey guys, I just joined FitDay yesterday and am pretty excited about using it and slimming down. I've always known that I do best on diets when I write down everything that I eat, but I usually just use an old notebook or something. For some reason, this feels like I have a lot more accountability--plus, of course, I get to track all sorts of lovely things and have graphs of it all. I'm a bit of a numbers nerd, so that's actually a huge motivator for me.
Accountability and motivation--that's why I'm bothering to introduce myself here at all. I'm not technically overweight (though my BMI is inching ever closer towards that), so it's very easy for me to say to myself, "oh, well, it's not that bad," and very hard for me to find support in the people around me ("No! You don't need to lose weight! That's silly! That's just the dancer in you talking.") I hope that by integrating myself into this community, if nothing else, I'll be shamed into sticking with my weight loss goals.
That being said, I feel like I need to justify why I'm on FitDay. I'm just shy of 5'4" and weigh 140 lbs--the most I have in my life, and about ten pounds of that gained in the last eight months. I've been a dancer most of my life and now, at 19, as a sophomore in college (studying physics, actually), I've been seriously contemplating adding dance as a second major and attempting to pursue it. However, I know that I don't have anywhere near the body for it--I'm not talking about trying to get the so-skinny-you'd-think-they're-anorexic ballerina body, but I do need to be slimmer if this is something that I want to go for. So my ultimate goal is to lose 25 pounds by the time the company that I'm in goes to a dance festival full of potential choreographers and employers. This is in about 15 1/2 weeks, which leaves me trying to lose about 1.8
lbs/week. I think this is perfectly doable, but I have a hard time focusing on weight loss, especially when academics demand so much attention, so I'm hoping that FitDay will keep me on track.
Well. Now that I've written you all a novel, I shall be off to explore the rest of the forums.
Starting over for the last time.
Start Weight: 141 lbs
Current Weight: 139 lbs
1st Goal Weight: 133 lbs (7/21)
2nd Goal Weight: 125 lbs (8/31)
UGW: 115 lbs (11/20)