Thursday, February 09, 2012
I've been battling the yo-yo. I looked back at my old tracker today, and I'm almost exactly the same weight I was seven years ago today, about the time I hit my first real plateau when I was losing the first time. Back then, I went on to lose another 8-9 pounds by that summer, took a break, and the next spring lost another few pounds. Then I started a long, slow climb of about 2 pounds a year. I'm now 12-14 pounds above my lowest weight, and it's driving me bonkers.
I know how I lost those 12-14 pounds the first time; every day I walked an hour and ran half an hour, most days I cycled half an hour or more, and on weekends I at least doubled that. If I did that again, I would probably lose those pounds again. But I'm just really, really finding it hard to make myself do it. Yesterday I was determined to burn at least 500 calories, and I ended up doing a big fat zip. Argh. Where's my motivation?