Ok, so the fitness part of my resolutions for the new year is the one that's received the most focus in the past two weeks, and it's the one that I have the most on which to report.
First, though, let me say that I set up the fitness goals this year not with the idea of losing weight (although that's an obvious side effect) or of eating healthily and then "cheating" as a reward (which is what I think got me into trouble the last time I lost weight, as one day of cheating became 3 and then 7. Indeed, "cheating" last semester really meant eating something that was good for me. And then the last big thing is drinking at least 48 oz. of water a day (and most days I'm actually doing closer to 72, I'd estimate, because it turns out that once one is used to consuming water, it's really the only thing that satisfies one's thirst).
But so, I weighed myself for the first time since the start of the year, and I've lost five pounds. Now, I probably should lose like 50 lbs. total, so that does factor into the achievement of that, but still. Five pounds! And I've been sleeping really great, and I've been eating *delicious* meals and I've been decent about working out. The only thing that's irritating is all of the energy that I have, for it turns out I really don't like having more energy, as it makes me antsy and I'd really rather be lazy than energetic a lot of the time. I suppose I'll get used to it?
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