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Why my pants are falling down

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Washington University is not the best place for healthy food. It's there, but it's not there at the times an overworked college student is likely to eat; everything good for you except the tasteless grilled chicken sandwich is unavailable after 8:00 PM. (Or a turkey burger, but they're nearly as greasy as the hamburgers- it's like they went out of their way to make the turkey burger greasy.) Nor is a heavy coursleoad very condusive to getting enough exercise. As a direct result, I'd been getting rather overweight. No euphemisms here: I got fat. 190 lbs, to be more precise.

Say what you want about unhealthy social norms of unreasonably low weight, 190 lbs is too heavy and unpleasantly visible. I weighed 190 lbs. one month and half a week ago, when I decided to start a diet. Not the insane Atkins plan, not the current "South Beach" fad- actually using a relative's old Weight Watchers plan, it's a simple low-calorie actually (gasp) balanced diet except for low fat intake. It mandates exercise, although low and manageable levels of it- amounts I can fit into my schedule. And being at home, it's even easier to follow it. Not that it was ever hard in the first place- I'm finding dieting to be easier than popular opinion makes it out to be.

In the last month and three days, I have lost ten pounds; my present weight is 180 lbs, and my pants don't fit so well anymore. I consider this to be a very good start and fully intend to actually be a healthy weight in time for the ACM contest in April.
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