Four and a half years. That’s how long it’s been since I’ve posted. Things happened, jobs were lost and gained, and pounds were lost and gained and lost and gained again.
And then gained some more.
And a few more.
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In November of last year, I realized I was up to 270. For someone who’s 5’1″ that’s a lot of poundage. Walking to and from my car at work was a nightmare of back pain, so I decided to drop a little weight. I got down to 256 by January, and started logging again. I made it to 239 by April and then lost my motivation. But I still paid some attention to what I was eating and what I was doing so I wouldn’t gain it back this time. I also managed to develop a taste for artificial sweeteners, which is good because I was consuming an absurd amount of sugar.
It worked. As of this past Tuesday, at 232 pounds, I joined WW on the basis that if I lost 7 pounds just “maintaining” maybe some real effort would produce real results.
So here we go again. Each year it gets a little harder and I don’t want to see 50 like this because I’m pretty sure at that point, I’d give up. So that gives me four years to get myself together and get this done.
I can do it.
I will do it.
Bet you thought I’d strayed once more, hmm?
Here I am, thirty-one days later, and twenty-four (24!) pounds less.
This number, plus or minus a couple hundred…
I haven’t been working out much due to the “Oops, I forgot to pay my membership” plan I currently have at the gym, but just being back at work has had a huge impact. I’ve also been logging my food again, which is good, otherwise the fast loss might be alarming. But I know from logging that I went from zero activity and 3000+ calories per day to moderate activity and 1500 calories per day. While the quick drop won’t last long, it’s not unusual with such a drastic change.
My hair is also… normal. As in, not purple (SO SAD). As part of my bargain with myself, it stays this way until that first number on the scale is a 1 again. I’m over halfway there, I can do this.
So, yeah. Kitty’s still going, and stepping it up more next week. MEOW.
Looking at the last entry, it’s been even longer than I thought. 2014 was filled with unexpected changes, and one change that could easily have been foreseen– I gained back everything, plus a bit.
I’ll blame it on bad influences…
I’m not going to feel sorry for myself, and I’m not going to feel guilty. I’m just going to pick myself up and start again. That’s the theme lately, and I’ve managed to start over in all of the other areas where life got a little weird. I can certainly do it with this.