Listening to Slayer as I write this

weight loss exercise class
Image by ninahale via Flickr

I’m not going to say there was a time in my life when I was ever what you call “in shape”. In fact I went from being a thin line to a circle in a matter of two years. I blame self-loathing, midnight snacks to quench my insomnia and other things which I won’t get into. Fact is, I went from weighing 120 pounds to a 150 to the weight I am today – as of last night 177. Amazing, right? I lost ten pounds this summer which would’ve been a great feat if I didn’t gain them back in the end.

I guess that’s what brings me to this post. I did something silly the other week. I ordered The Belly Off! Diet from Amazon. It came in today and I started flipping through the pages to see what it’s all about. So far, it’s nothing like the other diet book that graces my shelf, barely touched in the years that I’ve owned it – The Abs Diet. Now, I had no illusions that The Abs Diet was for me, but I was going to use it as a stepping stone to my weight loss goals. Sadly, that

It makes better sense in here

didn’t happen.Instead the book became one of the several getting-into-shape books that are more than forgotten until I glance over my shoulder and see them.

So what am I going to do differently? Well, first off, I’m going to try and stick to this diet. I’m also going to use that contraption that occupies most of my living room floor. I’m also going to keep a journal (online or the old fashion sort) to catalog my progress.

I’m not saying that this will work out and that this book won’t just end up on my shelf like all the others, I’m just hoping that I can continue what I so painfully started this summer.

Hopefully, I can just find something better to listen to other than Slayer. Because this just isn’t doing it for me.

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