I have been at this weight loss game for over four years now. It's actually not a game, it's my life!!
I had lost 95 pounds and had less than twenty pounds to go to reach my goal of 160 pounds on my 5'7", very "solid" frame. However, starting about 2.5 years ago, I became very good at maintaining, and not really moving beyond that loss. It wasn't a true plateau though, because I wasn't working as hard as I had been and between work trips and holidays, would gain some and lose some. However, since about January of this year, I've put back on nearly 20 pounds and haven't been going to the gym at all.
My excuse, lame as it is, involves a sore knee (which I'm trying to get more details about) and, more likely, boredom with my routine! The trouble is, I get up at 0410 every morning to get to work, which is an hour drive each way. So getting up earlier is not an option. Lunch time is only a 1/2 so I need time to eat, not exercise. After work workouts have been best in the past, it's just getting myself to get there, that is the problem. If I get home before exercising, the exercise just doesn't seem to happen no matter how many deals, conditions, commitments I make to/with myself. The whole reverse psychology thing just isn't working these days!
At any rate, I need to get my mojo back and am looking for suggestions on what has worked for other people!! I really KNOW what I need to do, it's just DOING so that is the problem!!!
Life is for living not moping!
| Pounds lost: 79.0