Wednesday, December 26, 2012
I have been putting off getting back on here for a while...it has been just about a year since I last tracked, and longer than that since I tracked consistently. The expected result has happened - I am approaching my highest weight since 2003.
I have many excuses - 2012 has not been kind to me. Most importantly, my Mom passed away in April which, even though she was ill for a long time, has been a blow that has been very difficult for me to deal with - much harder than I expected. Naively, I thought that I was more prepared due to her long illness than I was. Add onto that three bulging discs in February that went misdiagnosed until May that were easily reinjured in July and September, plus a torn oblique body surfing in early December, and I have done very little exercise in 2012 compared to my usual high-exercise lifestyle in the 9 years previous.
But in the end, excuses do nothing for me - the end result is the same. I'm back into obese +200 lb territory and the only person holding me back from improving my health is me.
Sparkfriends, I see that many of you are still on here and have been doing a much better job of caring for yourselves than I have, and I'm both proud of you and envious. I'm grateful for any holding to account, but understand that ultimately I have to kick my own rear end into action.
I hope that everyone has an enjoyable end to 2012, and here's to 2013 where I want to be a healthier version of me.