Wednesday, January 02, 2013
I had a small setback with the weight loss in the month of December. It's hard to admit that considering how well I've done in the past and how far I've come. My goal wasn't a lofty one, it was only to lose 5 pounds but I ended up gaining 10+ pounds instead! (I don't really know yet where I fall because I am waiting until tomorrow to officially weigh in).
I believe it was partly hormone related and partly because of poor eating choices. I didn't even know I could gain so much in ONE week. It's weird because I never stopped working out and the majority of my days were good eating days where I stayed in range. It's kind of a mystery.
December was off to a GREAT start. I got down to 189 on the 13th but then back up I went, steadily climbing to 200 before I even knew it. WHOA!!!!! With the gain in mind though, I gotta say that I've never looked or felt better. My jeans are looser! I haven't taken measurements yet (too scared to with the gain) but I am willing to bet now come to think of it that I lost inches in my hips and thighs. Running does a body good
It'll be interesting to see what happens once I've reached the 1 year mark. I know I won't reach my goal weight (that keeps getting pushed back and pushed back) but I do know that I will have reached my personal best. I know I am content with the fact that (at one point) I lost 60 pounds and dropped the obesity label within a year. I am proud of everything I have done. My future looks better and better each day that I make healthy choices for myself. A couple days ago I posted a poem in my status. It says how I feel quite poignantly...
Finish each day
And be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
For the month ahead I really want to get back to 189. For the year ahead I'd like to reach my goal weight. Is it too early to start thinking about summer swimsuits?