Get Fit for 2012
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Get fit for 2010: Once a chubster, always... NO, wait! No more chubby!

A lot of women say that they'd love to get back to the size they were at 21, 16, whatever.  Well, I'm 22 now, and I haven't been a size 6 since I was 10.  I remember squeezing into size 11 shorts as a middle schooler, picking baggy jeans to cover my hips as a 15 year old, and wearing big t-shirt after big t-shirt for the rest of my teenage years.  Now I'm in college, and I fluctuate between a 12 and a 14, and I'm lucky enough to have a curvy friend who knows how to dress to flatter a bigger body.  But I'm sick of cardigans! I want to wear a tank top this summer--something I haven't done since my age was in single digits.  So although I'm more comfortable with my curves now, I want to tone up.  Since I've always had meat on my bones, I know it isn't in the cards for me to be a size 2.  Still, I know it isn't healthy to carry 190 pounds on my 5'4" frame, even if people insist I don't LOOK like I weigh over 160.  Hey, if I weigh 190 now, and look like I weigh 160, how great will I look if I actually do weigh 160?  Plus, since my dad is diabetic, if I don't make some serious changes in my life, I will continue to be at high risk.  30 pounds is something I can get rid of.  Diabetes is not.

I'm on the right (haha, clearly the girl on the left is not a size 14!).

lyricalsunshine lyricalsunshine 6 years 19 weeks
I am definitely the same way- just taller! I don't remember wearing shorts during the summer time since I was a kid. For me I think that it's important to be think healthy. Good luck with your goals this year!
dishie dishie 6 years 19 weeks
Higpoo, thanks for taking the time to comment. I participated in Weight Watchers last year, but didn't stick to the plan. However, I still have all my materials, and I think I will give it another shot! My boyfriend is buying an alumni membership to our university gym, and we are going to start working out together. Thanks so much for the encouragement. It's great to hear about others' success! Good luck with your new goal!
higpoo higpoo 6 years 19 weeks
Dishie, I could have written this last year at this time. I am 5'4" and at that time I was 190. I got tired of it and decided to lose weight. I ended the year at 5'4" and 165 (after gaining some weight at Christmas this year). I did Weight Watchers and kicked up the exercise. YOU CAN DO IT!!! My goal this year is to lose 25 pounds to hit my personal goal. Good luck! You can do this!
DK DK 6 years 19 weeks
Great post!
Moms Moms 6 years 19 weeks
dishie — I love your post! Good luck in achieving your goal.