"I'm Not a Salsa Dancer" by Danielle Ciappa
|"Nothing's right, I'm torn."|
|"I've been living on coffee and nicotine..."|
In April 2009, I decided to make a life change. I started eating more regularly, quit smoking and began to live my life in a way that didn’t revolve around salsa. Quite frankly, I’ve learned balance and it’s wonderful. Everything in my life right now is perfect, save one thing: my weight. As you all can imagine, since I stopped smoking and started eating again, I’ve gained some weight. I’m nowhere near where I was back in 2007, but I'm not where I want to be.
This year, I’ve decided to make another life change and I’d like to share it with all of you, my friends and family. I’m embarking on another weight loss journey and will be posting daily updates on my Facebook page. This time, I will be losing weight in a healthy, controlled way. I am hoping that displaying my successes and failures on a public forum, will be inspirational to those with similar goals and aspirations. My life begins (again) tomorrow. The end.
There you have it! I started my new weight loss campaign on January 5, 2010 with the backing of about 300 Facebook friends. Losing weight the second time was not as easy as the first, namely due to the lack of carcinogens in my diet. Nevertheless, I kept my word and posted daily weigh-ins on my Facebook page to keep myself honest. I changed my whole lifestyle. New food (I'll get into the food part in future posts). New workout routine. New sleep schedule. It was brutal, but it payed off. Here's an abbreviated play-by-play:
|Started: January 5, 2010/Ended: March 28, 2011|
Okay, It's not 113, but it's pretty damn close. I may or may not try to lose the last couple of pounds to get back to where I was. Right now, I look good and I feel good. Everything in my life right now is good and that's a good thing because good things are good. The end.