Friday, March 01, 2013
Short blog with just a status update today. I stepped on the scale this morning for the first time since mid January. I was apprehensive because I ate a lot of fast food for a few weeks, and I've made a couple of changes to my routine. I haven't been getting a lot of gym exercise done, but I have been 'working out' hauling moving boxes, and raking my new yard. Irregular exercise and eating fluctuations are usually setups for disaster and disappointment.
Instead, I found I am down a pound to 129.0! That's below my pre-holiday weight, and just 2lbs above my last summer low of 127.0. I'm pretty pleased with that!
I'm pointing out the obvious, but the lesson that I'm taking away is that weight gain is a cumulative effect. When I became obese, it was due to long term bad habits. Now that I am mostly maintaining my weight loss, short term of less than ideal circumstances isn't a deal breaker.
My main troublespot is becoming overconfident that just because I didn't suffer bad consequences doesn't mean that I am immune. If I didn't go back to my good habits as soon as possible, then I could have had a very different outcome today.