Monday, March 12, 2012


I have decided that I want to end my senior year of college on a healthy note. So I'm starting a healthy diet and exercise plan today. My friend and I are doing it together. Basically, we aren't eating sugar (like desserts and candy, which I shouldn't eat anyway because I gave up dessert for Lent) or fried food (like french fries), and trying to eat healthy stuff besides that. But nothing too crazy or restrictive, and NO COUNTING CALORIES. I have to admit, I am super tempted to count. But I'm not going to do it! I do NOT need a relapse right now. Or ever. I am super determined to stay in recovery.

As for the exercise, I am going to try to work out every day for 30 minutes. Maybe not Sunday. But again, I'm not going to stress out if I miss a day or can't do the full 30 minutes. I'm also going to make an effort to pace myself, so I don't injure myself or get crazy. I got a little obsessed with over-exercising during my last big relapse (March 2010), and I don't need that happening now either. I need to be healthy for grad school!

I have to admit though: I do want to lose weight. This isn't just for being healthy. I mean, I want to lose weight to be healthy. But I do want to lose weight. I want to lose 10 or 15 pounds before my sorority's formal on April 28th. It would be great if I could look hot in my dress! But either way, feeling healthier is the ultimate goal. And I'm not going to weigh myself all the time, I swear.

Sooo.... Peri gave me the idea to set some goals for this month! I like goals; they keep me motivated. So here they are:

  1. Stop eating candy/desserts, unless absolutely necessary (like in dire emotional situations, like a failed exam, lol). 
  2. Work out at least 3 times per week, but preferably every day.
  3. Stop drinking so much! Only drink (alcohol) once this month max, and don't get too crazy. 
  4. Finish a draft of my thesis by March 25th.
  5. Figure out which graduate school I am going to (but if this goal doesn't happen, it is not the end of the world, since I don't have to tell WashU until May 1st). 
That's it! I will update ya'll and tell you how everything is going. 
Have a great week!


  1. I love those goals! They are practical and very doable- I wish you the best in achieving every goal you set for yourself! I hope that recovery goes very well for you. I might borrow the "no sugar" goal because sweets are my weakness (I can never turn down chocolate), but I'm sure it would do my body well to stay away from sweets! I'm going to be graduating this December (I feel like I've been in college forever!) and I too want to be healthy and happy for grad school! ♥

  2. Alcohol should be a Relaxing Celebratory Beverage instead of a Recreational One. Lol, or for Frantic NaNo Word Sprints *Whistles and pushes bottles of Jager deeper into the cupboard* ^.^;

    I'm cheering you on for Health and Happiness <3 You know Ed's tricks so you can hopefully avoid any traps that filthy scumbag lays out for you.


  3. Your goals are great, really healthy. I would find it really hard not to eat desserts so good luck! I'm sure you'll be fine.