Have you ever fallen so far off the wagon you wondered where the wagon even went? Well that sums up last week for me. It was a bad week and I gained a few pounds. Time to get my head back in the game and get this done.
Why is it so hard when I want it so bad? Do I really want it? If I do then why do I keep eating stuff I know is not going to lead me to my goal?
Many of you have probably felt this way as I have many times before. The difference between me now and me before is the drive not to give up. I may have had a bad week, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to throw in the towel and accept my lifestyle of being overweight and feeling like crap half the time.
I remember what it felt like to be losing weight and to be feeling good about myself. I need to get back on track and there is no better time than the present.
As Robin Williams would say in Dead Poet Society, “Sieze The Day!”, “Carpe Diem!”. That’s what I need to do and not get discouraged by one bad choice after another but to be encouraged by every small step along the way.
One more step from big to small!!!
Sorry for the delay in updating my blog. I know a few of you who have been following along on this journey have asked what is going on because I haven’t posted anything lately. So here it is and I will try to be better at updating more frequently.
I have been on track for the most part on my diet. I had introduced a few more carbs to see what would happen and if I could keep the 75 lbs off that I had lost. Since I had posted in march, I had gained 9 lbs. not bad for eating more carbs. Usually on low carb diets when you reintroduce carbs you balloon right back up. Not so with this diet. It took me 4 months to gain the 9 lbs and since 10 lbs was my threshold of not going over, I had to kick the diet back into action. The first three days which were last Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I lost 6.8 PDF the 9 lbs. not bad huh?
I am maintaining the 6.8 weight loss now and I have incorporated some exercise. I have been riding my bike (real bike not stationary) which is a lot different than a stationary bike. More fun, but a little harder. I have some accountability to keep me on track with exercise set up so things should be good to go there.
I wanted to update this because for those who have read and have been inspired or those who have read and said yeah it will last for a little while, I am here to tell you I am never going to be heavier than 331lbs for the rest of my life, and if I keep losing which I eventually will, that number will be lowered to 10 lbs above what my lowest weight has become. I am in for the long haul and it is a lifelong journey.
Thank you to all of you who have supported me thus far and I look forward to the rest of my transformation as long or short as it may take.
One more step from big to small!