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Lighter Side of Pride – Week 6

“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” 


 Anna’s Story:

30 September 2012

It has been two weeks since I wrote my blog.  In the past two weeks, I have not been working out steadily or eating right.  The culprit – LIFE!  Instead of exercising and eating right, I did my best to care for my sick girlfriend, study for four exams, get my documented lab time at school in, practice for check offs, go to Austin Pride representing Pride Houston, and do two 12 hour shifts for school at a hospital.  The result – I gained a pound…grrrr. 

Who knew brain use would wear me out more than muscle use.  I feel like I need to press that alert button around my neck and scream “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”  I am spent!  I have another exam tomorrow and lab check-offs this week so that I can start caring for patients.  Somewhere in all that madness, I have to start taking care of myself again.  Sure, let me get right on that after I read through 10 chapters…….  LIFE HAPPENS!

Starting Weight:  169 lbs.

Present Weight:  172 lbs.


Dawn’s Story:

Confessional: I stink at losing weight.  I started out the month pretty good. Nine pounds in 3 weeks, yea me!  Then my girly, monthly moment hit (some months, like this one, are worse than others).  Then we went to Austin to help them celebrate Austin Pride.  Then I got sick, yucky sick, as in can’t sleep, eat, or breathe.  When I’m that kind of sick there are maybe 5 things I will eat, none of which are healthy.  Long story short, I haven’t tried much in the last 2 weeks, nor have I weighed.  I can’t face it.

It’s frustrating because we have a picture to take next week and I wanted my clothes to be less sausage-casing like.  It’s frustrating because I was doing well and now I have to start over…again.  It’s frustrating because I want to be a good support for Anna & I feel like I’ve been a bad influence.  While today it’s just frustrating, I’ll be really pissed with myself if I don’t get it turned around this week.  Sometimes I wonder what I really am made of.

Starting weight: 161 Starting BMI: 28.5

Current weight: 152 Current BMI: 26.9

Dawn Adkins has her PhD in Health & Organizational Communication. She has written several published articles on health issues as well as designed health-oriented campaigns. Any constructive comments regarding this article should be addressed to: dadkins@pridehouston.org



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