Wednesday, November 27, 2013
What's happened since August?
A lot of personal change, great visits with family and friends.
AND I gained back 10 of the 25 pounds I lost. Hard won pounds. Pound I though I'd never lose, and then was so grateful, gleeful, pleased and proud to have lost. Pounds I swore I'd never let creep back on, no less pile back on. Pounds that are weighing me down, making my pants fit more tightly, blobbing around my waist when I sit down, leave me wanting to peel my clothes off as soon as I get home so I can get into something comfortable. Pounds that I think about more times during the day than I care to admit. But I'm going to admit it. And I'm making the changes I need to change.
I continue to go to Weight Watchers meetings, even though I'm above my 2 pound leeway for Lifetime. So, yes, I'm paying. Literally (as well as figuratively). I was speaking with one of my WW pals last week, the two of us lamenting about recent gains. I heard myself say out loud "Yeah, I'm still over goal, and I paid again this week. I just don't know why the scale isn't moving." She threw out a couple of suggestions: tracking, measuring portions, paying attention to mindless eating. Huh. Aren't I already doing that? Uh, NO.
Ding ding ding. So, I DO know why the scale is moving....in the wrong direction. I had an early and exciting start to the cycling season. Kicked off a bunch of miles and rides and felt strong. Followed that up with a crazy hiking season, finishing off the last of the 48 4000 footers in NH. And then? *insert crazy squealing car brakes sound here* I pretty much stopped my activity. And, I let the unhealthy eating habits creep back in. And....well...suck it up Girlfriend. You DO know how you got here.
Whatcha gonna do about it besides bellyache and give myself bellyaches? Huh??
I spent some time looking for engaged Spark communities to participate in. I found a post from the Veneto group I'm a member of, and re-engaged with that material. I'm re-commiting to WW fresh - like a brand new member. And I've exercised for at least 30 minutes 4 days this week.
More details to follow.....