I am still around. I have been meaning to post something for a long time now. I have gained some of my weight back, but not all of it. I am trying to get back into exercising. I even ran again, and it did feel good to get outside and move. I am looking forward to starting a new year and keeping at this weight loss goal of mine. I think the most important thing I have learned is that even if you fall off of the wagon it does not mean you give up. I am not discouraged and will just keep at it and WILL reach my goal. My first big goal is still to get back under 200. I may never get "skinny" but I do want to be under 200 again. I saw some pics the other day of me back when I was 172 and I did look pretty damn good. I was thin and the sad thing is that when I weighed that, I still thought I was fat. I am not going to make that mistake again. This time I am celebrating every single pound lost and I am recognizing how great I look at every weight. The # is not what matters, it is how I feel that counts.
I will try to write more from now on. I hope some of you are still around to keep me going.
I am engaged to Michael, definitely the yin to my yang. I spend most of my free time reading, hanging out with my family, or writing. I love to travel and want to see the world but so far have had to settle for a few states. I am on a journey of self-discovery and have discovered a passion for human rights and social justice, while seeking my own sense of spirituality and well being.
I am a vocal advocate for movements such as #BlackLivesMatter, the Innocence Project, as well as an ally for LBGT individuals. I am majoring in Rehabilitation Studies with an emphasis on Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Biology.
The other essentials you should know are that I have many awesome nephews (and a niece so special she deserves her own category) and I love being an Aunt. I am also about to become a step mom to a smart beautiful girl. I am sure you can already tell that I am a very liberal and open minded person. I love tattoos and hope to get more. The last thing I will say is that I often have a tough time making decisions or committing to just one view because I can see both sides of a situation. Rock it, live it, own it!
~ Lisa ♡