The freshman 15 is real. And it’s not just for freshmen. I’m a junior in college and it’s still a struggle. Trying to lose weight, or even maintain is hard. I tried the weight loss thing a year ago and it led to very destructive habits. Since then, I’ve tried to workout and eat healthy, but I’ve definitely gained all the weight I lost and then some. I’ve been really scared to try the whole diet thing again. I don’t want to fall back into the pattern of intense calorie counting and weighing my self multiple times a day.
But I think I’m ready.
I think I’m in the right mindset to start seriously dieting again. I’m not doing it this time because I hate myself. I’m doing it because I love myself. I want to be strong and healthy. I want to push my body to healthy limits and see what I can do. And now that I’m doing my own grocery shopping, there will be no temptations laying around the house. I think I can do it! The hardest part for me is staying motivated. I will be dedicated to it, then slip once and spiral out of control.
That’s why I’m sharing this with you guys! I have someone to hold me accountable. Someone that’ll make sure that I’m really trying and sticking to it, but not slipping back into disordered eating. Tomorrow starts my serious lifestyle change and I’m very excited, but also terrified, but I think I can do it!
Maybe baking all those vegan chocolate chip cookies this weekend was not a great idea, but they were delicious! And everyone that had them loved them! Also, side note, why are people so surprised that the cookies taste good even though their vegan. Like you literally eat flesh and breastmilk, but plants are gross, lol okay.
On another note, I joined a vegan/vegetarian club at school, and I love it! The first meeting I met so many people and they were so wonderful! I’ve never been in a room with so many vegans before, it was nuts! It was very refreshing to be able to openly talk about veganism and animal advocacy and not feel judged or have to explain myself. Plus, I can eat whatever snacks people bring :). The group went hiking this weekend, and it was so fun! the views were incredible, and I had so much time to get to know everyone. I’m really excited to see how this year goes!
I have been so incredibly busy with school, work, gym, and social life, but it’s been a good busy. I’ve been pretty happy! And the super duper exciting thing is that my 21st birthday is a week from today! I feel like 21 is when you’re a real adult, and I don’t know if I’m ready for all of that, but I am ready to drink a glass of wine with dinner!
I hope everyone is adjusting from summer to fall well! Much love!