Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The First Entry

Well, this is really my first time actually doing a Blog, and I hope I can stick to it. Because as you can see, this IS a life going nowhere fast. Or at least it can sometimes feel that way.

Take it from my point of view. I am 17 years old, starting classes to get my GED on Thursday. (Reasons for quitting school in the first place will be withheld at the present moment in time.) Depending on how high I scored on the placement test I had to take in order to even get into the classes will determine how long I have to attend, but because the world today says 17 years old is too young of an age for me to be making my own decisions, I have to take a mandatory 12 hours of classes. But, from what I got from the orientation, it could be until July before I could even take my test. *sigh* But, this is something I need to do. I have plans and dreams for myself that wont be accomplished or even considered until it is done.

I've been out of high school for for 3 months now. I don't want to stick to the usual pattern of dropouts who go for years without trying or maybe even don't take a step towards their future at all. Let this be a testament to the people who didn't drop out because they wanted to. Let this be a testament to those who are really trying.

Then there is the other ever present issue on my mind. This is a new year. Why not start with a New Years Resolution?

Lose the damn weight already! --> That's mine. I have been overweight probably most of my life. And, well, though I am comfortable with myself, I still feel like life would be better without the extra baggage I carry around on my body every day. I'm sure there are plenty of other women out there who feel the same way. So let's do something about it! Hundreds of other people have, so why can't we?

Starting at 226.2 lbs, let's see what I can do. :)

Today marks a new beginning for me... I hope I get it right this time.


  1. Good luck girl with the GED & this blog!!! =)

  2. Hi ChelseaLove,
    This is Garry from New Zealand and I am shortly going to start my own blog as well.
    I admire your starting your own blog and having your first goal of losing weight.

    May I suggest that if you go to Young Grasshopper's facebook page you will see that several others are on the same journey as you and are having good success.

    If you want you can post a message on the YG wall and you will receive a personal reply.
    And if you like that you may wnat to become a fan of Young Grasshopper and maybe purchase (cost =$NZ$20)a podcast to help you achieve your goal. (YG website address is on the facebook page.)

    If you scroll down the YG posts you will see my post of yesterday where I set out my goal and blog intention and Young Grasshopper gave me a wonderful reply which really encouraged me.
    We all need encouragement!

    If you want I'll send you the address to my upcoming faceboook page.

    Good luck!
    Garry Lawrence
    New Zealand