For those who don't know me, I'm Lulu and this is my story. In 2013 I decided to get my life back. When I was a kid I was always heavier, but athletic which allowed me to keep my weight under control. I went to college and the "unlimited seconds" coupled with less supervision made my Freshman 15 more like a Freshman 50. I stayed at roughly the same weight (some yo-yo diets here and there) until about two years ago. In September 2011 I started a year of unemployment wherein I spent the majority of my time sitting on my sofa and eating pizza. I would go to my boyfriend's house and have dinner and then stop for a "snack" on the way home, which usually consisted of a Big Mac and large fries. That's when things got out of control and know I got into some incredibly unhealthy habits.
In January of 2013 I decided I wanted to get my life back. I joined MyFitnessPal and started tracking my calories every day. I am lucky enough to have a wonderful boyfriend (Goober) who supports me in this journey and chose to go on it with me. At the end of January, Goober and I joined Anytime Fitness together, because it's the closest to our apartment and we can literally go at any time of the day. In mid-February I decided I wanted to up the stakes and started working out with a personal trainer at the gym. As I write this I've lost over 16 pounds and hope that number increases, while the number on the scale decreases.
In this blog I'm going to detail some of the recipes I make as well as any highs and lows in my journey. Of course, I will also take encouragement, advice, and recipe suggestions along the way!