Thursday, October 15, 2009

It won't be like this forever or Orgo is hard.

I have to remind myself of that. It is hard and I am taking it at a place where they teach more of the concepts than most.... Organic chemistry will end in two months. I can do this. Today I need to remind myself of what I have already accomplished and that I can do anything.

Personal pep talks help. Especially when life is feeling overwhelming.

In other news I saw a number on the scale I hadn't seen in a while 157. Period and two beers last night be dammed apparently. I'm eating well, lots of protein, limiting the caffeine (even tho I am exhausted) and generally trying to take in good fuel. Helps the brain function hopefully.

Back to chirality.


Jodie said...

Sarah - Did you blog while you were losing weight? Any secrets you can share! Good luck with the organic chemistry. What are you going to school for?

Sarah said...

I lost my first 100 pounds before I knew what a blog was. That was in the early 2000's. The next 85 or so came off in the mid 2000's. 04 or so. I didn't really start blogging till I hit maintenance but even then I was still convinced I need to lose that last 10 pounds.... Took me a while to get that I was actually there.

I'm going back to school to be a registered dietician hopefully some day. I am early in the process. Taking all this hard science that I never had in college in my undergrad days.

As for secrets? Not really sure there are any except don't give up. Especially when you have hit a plateau (I had one that lasted a year plus.) Recognize that even if the scale isn't moving and you are still eating well and moving that you are doing good things for your body even tho there is no instant gratification in the form of a number. I think that is key... so many get discouraged and quit and go back to teh old way just b/c they think it's not working. It took me a life time to get that heavy, it took almost as long it seems to lose it. Slow process is fine. You'll find yourself along the way and I think, that leads to greater success when you get to where you want to go.