Wednesday, June 15, 2011
So…. Here I am…again! This is now my third or fourth return to the Sparkpeople site since my initial beginning, which was well over a year ago. My friends have seen me come and go, and when I go, I usually stay gone for long periods of time.
I still don’t know why I left the first time. I could say that real life grabbed a hold of me and kept me too busy to check in, or that I was very sick for several weeks, or that I killed my back and was laid up for a couple of days. I could say all of the above mentioned, but that should be no reason to be gone so long. By the way all these things did happen, which is beside the point! Anyway, hello again!
So, why have I returned? 1.) Because I need to get back into the “swing” of getting healthy again, and 2.) Because I made a lot of friends here. And, I don’t think you just drop friends and walk away. I knew that I needed to return and continue to reach my weight loss goal and I know I need my friends to help me do that!
So, what have I been up to? Oh, about a gain of 15.8 lbs. Last year, before my first disappearance, I had lost a total of 30 lbs. (last weigh in 5/23/2010 = 180.4). Today, I weighed in at 196.2. My original starting weight was 210 lbs. I think, however, the lowest I had gotten in my weight was 176 lbs. then began rocking up and down (plateau). I tried to lose the last 10 lbs. but just kept struggling to do it, with no success. I could see that I needed to lean out a little more, but it didn’t happen. Now, I was sitting here today, noticing the weight I’ve regained and I’m not overly disappointed in myself, only gaining 15 lbs. back after over one year, I don’t think is too bad, but I would like to get back to my workouts and get it gone. I remember how I felt when it was off. I was more energetic and more confident. I could use that back.
I will probably concentrate on my cardio for now, than weight training. I think I have a decent muscle build, now I just want to work on slimming so I can see that muscle. Then if I feel I want to “bulk-up” more I will. The only issue about workouts right now is this “killer” Texas heat. We’ve been in a drought for several months and this weekend will be no different with temps in 100’s Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. So, getting outside to do any running or even walking will take some serious “psyching” up.
Anyway, aside from being sick for weeks on end and throwing my back out, I’m okay! I’m back to being mobile and I’m doing fine. I hope all who read this can forgive me for going M.I.A. I’m really sorry!
It’s great to be back! And, oh yeah, the rabbits are doing FANTASTIC!