First of all, I have finally managed to coax my sister into making a DA profile lyndaloyde.deviantart.com/
She writes teen fiction and is apparently rather popular among the Divergent trilogy fanfiction.net readers. She's getting 10 reviews every time she's publishing a chapter and that's pretty amazing especially since what she writes isn't what I would read if she wasn't my sister
Oh well, we all have our different tastes - it's what makes the world so unique.
Secondly, that RL stuff I've mentioned vaguely once is moving into another stage which means I would be having less time for the internet or the computer for that matter. There would be lots of hated cleaning to be done....
Lastly, I've just realised that my twentieth birthday is coming up in about a month's time. I actually had made a pledge when I was 14 or 15 that unless I've gotten myself obese, I would not start a weight loss diet and if I am uncomfortable with my weight, I would start one on my 20th birthday. This pledge was made due to my obsession with nutrition about that time. My mom was really vocal about her dislike of my weight (which was at the time not even medically overweight
) and I don't want to compromise the nutrients that I need in my teen years to please my mom or something. It felt funny remembering something that at the time feels like it would take forever to get there.
I had given it some thoughts - it did not need much really - and I have decided that I need to lose some weight. Since my long martial arts break, my weight had been slowly climbing up the scale. Ironically, because I keep to a certain level of fitness, it builds up the muscles of my arms and legs because they need to compensate for the extra weight. I can easily tire out my sister, Fori when we walk together although her legs are much longer than mine.
But on the other hand, it's really hard to start out something new or do something I have little chance to practice. I cannot complete a monkey bar and I only get to try a twice every year or likewise. A lot of leaps I need to work on for martial arts becomes troublesome as well and trying out new ones feels like it's almost impossible. And since I'm already accident prone, the chance of my knees (or ankles or wherever) getting injured during practice is high (sometimes just by overuse) and I don't want to jeopardize them. During my last practice, I popped my left knee slightly just because the moves we learned that day required a lot of kneeling. Thankfully it was nothing serious.
Frankly speaking, I like how I look now. I like how with what the media is feeding people nowadays, boys don't whistle or start catcalling when I walk down the street as they used to when I was lighter. I like it when some of the boys, who occasionally watched our practice several years ago, bet on another friend of mine in a rolling race and I could beat her without breaking a sweat. I like the little attention people pay on me because I feel like people judge me less and I like the stereotyping because it gives me a sense of owning a secret power of some sort. I like going up the stairs to a hotel room with my sisters because I know that my legs are doing more work than theirs do by every step we take.
I guess it's easy to say that my weight had been a part of my identity for so long that it's sad to say goodbye to it.
But all in all, keeping to a healthy diet would be a good idea. At the very least, it would cause no harm and since my family has a history of hypertension and diabetes, it would be a bonus. And it would definitely improve my asthma and who could say no to that?