What’s this all about?

My life is a-changing. This past May, I graduated law school and ended my impressive streak of 20 years of schooling. I moved from a rural college town to the busy NYC area. I started my first “real world” job and had to get a new wardrobe, because sadly college sweats and matching flip flips don’t cut it at the office. Perhaps, that’s where the next big change came in. When clothes weren’t fitting like I wanted them to, and going up a size went past my emotional limits, I decided it was time to make a change.

Prior to law school, I had been a pretty active person who took interest in what she was eating. I was always on the smaller side, though never a skinny girl. I was an athlete in high school and an avid-enough gym goer in college, and I took pride in my toned physique. During law school, I managed to maintain my gym routine and healthy eating patterns for approximately 60 seconds. I fell prey to late night study snacks, stress eating, and forgetting to find time to exercise. Somehow I connected the word paper to big cookie and the term outlining to pineapple fried rice.  The pounds went on slowly enough that it took me until graduation to realize how many managed to sneak up on me.

Now that I am out of school, I set myself a goal to reach by September 2011: I am working on losing all the weight that I packed on in law school and then some. I am not looking to crash or fad diet, but rather, I am looking to achieve my goal in a healthy manner that I can maintain as a new lifestyle. Right now, I am more than halfway to my weight loss goal. Just losing this amount of weight has made so much of a difference to me. I am currently trying to take up new sports and am forever in search of the perfect gym class. Suggestions are oh so welcomed!

I have been following a lot of healthy living blogs lately, which have been a big motivator in getting me to make better choices in my diet and activity level. When you read about how others can achieve great things, you feel like you can do it, too. That’s why I started Big City, Baby Carrots – so I can continue to stay motivated and maybe motivate some other people along the way. Oh, and share some ridiculous situations I get myself into in this new city of mine.

I love mail! Feel free to e-mail me any questions or just say hi at bigcitybabycarrots@gmail.com.

15 responses to “What’s this all about?

  1. Great blog! Thanks for leaving a comment on mine. I’ve gotta ask,,,,whats with the Ithacing…..did you live in Ithaca? If so, what an amazing coincidence because I went to IC…then moved to the big city – different city though – before moving out to the rural midwest for work.

    Keep up the momentum!

    • Barbara – I did live in Ithaca for 3 years. That is pretty great. Ithacating is what we referred to it when the weather is a nasty mix between rain and snow. As I am sure you know, Ithaca is famous for that type of weather. Thanks for your comment!

  2. I love your blog and I’m so glad I found it! 🙂

  3. Too bad you are out of town! I’ll be in town this weekend!

    • I saw that on your blog – have fun with your engagement photos! Hopefully Central Park is still full of pretty white snow. Last week it was goregous. If you like Alice in Wonderland there is a great tribute statute to Lewis Caroll in the park that may be fun to take pics by. Enjoy!

  4. Good luck with your new healthy lifestyle! I just stumbled across your blog so am not sure if you’re into yoga…but if not, you should definitely bring it into your life. It’s such a great workout for your body and your mind!

  5. Welcome to the blogosphere!! I had a near opposite move after law school…to the middle of nowhere. 🙂 can’t wait to read more!

  6. Hey, thanks for your post on Write Twenty Eleven! It’s neat to connect with other bloggers in this big city! What grocery stores and restaurants do you recommend in the area?

    • I am the worst with grocery stores. I end up doing a big dry good trip out to Target once a month or so. For the smaller things, I just grab all my fresh produce and what not at a local market. I do make trips everyone in a while to the Whole Foods in Union Square. It is a busy mess, but it really is amazing. For restaurants, I am writing a weekly post featuring a different place on Fridays. I’ll be posting later today about a good place I recently tried.

  7. Hi! Thanks for following my new blog! I started it because I think it’s interesting reading about what other people are doing, and you never know who you might meet! I started following you because I recently decided to start making healthier choices, but it’s really hard and you have some good suggestions. I can’t wait to sift through your page and read more. Thanks for the add!

  8. Just thought i would comment and say neat design, did you code it yourself? Looks great.

  9. hey cool…GO new york!!

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