For Otakon 2010!

29 F , New Cumberland ,PA

The Beginning.

Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 10:37 AM filed under Weight Loss postings

I've decided to start dieting and working out this year, something that I've always done, but never with the ferocity to get any REAL results. The last time I had real results was when I was 17, and I decided that to get from 208 to 178, I was going to starve myself. It worked, but left me anemic, with a loss of energy, and the skin color of a corpse. (My body has been able to retain that weight, and from then and now I've been making healthier choices with my decisions about food.)

I've promised myself ever since that anorexic binge, that I would bust my ass to do this working out and dieting thing correctly. Thus, my New Year's Resolution: Lose another 30 pounds. Correctly.

Sadly, on January 6th my pelvis was broken in a car accident, and I spent a full two weeks sitting in a chair.

I cannot run, I can lightly jog for about a minute. I have completely lost all the strength in my right leg where it connects to the hip (I can't really lift my leg up on my own as far as I could).

Everyday I keep getting stronger and I gain a little more motion and less pain, I've recently been able to do daily activities (including going out with people and walking around) without the need of my Vicodin.

However, this year is different.

On July 30th to August 1st I am going to Otakon, an Anime and Video Game convention in Baltimore. That's about 5 months and 2 weeks away!

My goal is 7-10 pounds a month. Having five months and two weeks to do this, if I complete my goal to the best of my ability and get 10 pounds each month, I'll have lost about 55 pounds. But I'd be happy with 30 too.

I plan on cosplaying this year, which is a first for me, considering I've never had the confidence to do it. I'm going as Nariko from Heavenly Sword if I can make my goal.

This weight loss thing isn't just about losing weight anymore, it's going to be about regaining the strength my lower body had, teaching myself how to eat right, with correct portions, gaining discipline, but also, giving myself the self confidence I've never had.

I was talking to my boyfriend, who happens to be a lifter, but who lives in New Jersey. He was telling me how 19 is young, how I had the rest of my life to go forward with this goal. I told him no. 19 is the beginning of my REAL adulthood. I'm not 18 anymore. I graduated highschool, I'm finishing my first year of college. I'm starting to pay bills now. What better time to do something for myself? To gain the self control and self esteem that I was missing in the first 19 years of my life? Why wait for that?

This is not a game anymore. This is my new found drive.

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