Location: Los Angeles
Education: Even More Education
Family Info (spouse, kids, pets): Single, no kids, just a dog. Currently living with parents as I work for a startup and no startup is stable.
How do you feel about yourself, your weight, your decision to change? Pretty good, which is a change for the better. I was retained in a layoff recently on a tight budget which ='s MVP, and my dog is starting to like me again. Maybe they are related. Trying to do multiple things at once, and something always seems to give... In order of priority: 1. Reduce hot mess factor... Figure out my source of inner chaos that keeps me from reaching my goals and how to tame it. 2. Improve my health (eat right/move more/sleep 8 hours/drink more water/take meds on time/go outdoors) 3. Conserve as much cash as I can. 4. Finish my UX class that was supposed to be fun but is a pain in the ass so I can be competitive in the market. 5. Be ready for an emergency if I am out and about. 6. Have my parents prepared for an emergency if I am not home and cannot reach them. 7. Be better to my dog. 8. Be better to my family. 9. Bounce back from devastating breakup... Find a boyfriend/future husband. Dating is the worst. 10. To be continued...
How long have you been overweight? All my life except 2x... College when I was a starving student who got everywhere by bike (SO SKINNY) and then again when after I broke up with my first boyfriend and I went to a personal trainer.
What things have you tried before to lose the weight? A million diets and "focused time blocks" where I put a ton of effort into losing weight and getting in shape. None worked. The first question I ask myself now about every change is "Is it sustainable? Can I easily do this for the next 30 years?" If it is yes, then I do it. If not... Meh. Pass.
What is the number one reason you want to lose weight? Health. I really, really want to be healthy and strong so I can be a better employee, daughter, dog owner, and friend. I let too much slide in my life because I am not in good shape.
What are some other reasons?
What is your goal weight? 180
What is the first thing you want to do when you reach your goal? Thru hike the Adirondack trail.
Are the people closest to you supportive? If not, why? My parents try to be suppotive but they have their issues and lose sight of the big picture easily.
What is the worst thing about being overweight? Lost opportunities for adventure.
What is the best thing about you? Grit
How will losing weight affect those around you? Our relationships will likely change.
On a scale of 1 to 10 (low to high) how determined are you to reach your goal? 10