Monday, November 12, 2012

Holidaze Are Coming

Hi from Starbucks! My day has been turned around and kind of derailed, but life is never dull. My first week back on a healthier mindset has gone well. My Monday morning weigh-in revealed ...

275.2 lb.
Weekly Loss: 3.6 lb.
Net Loss: 3.6 lb.

I'm still over 20 pounds down from when I first began my original diet back in 2011, but at this point I'm only going to track this particular wedge on the weight loss wheel of cheese. The holidays are coming, and I want to get a head start against the feast days. Thanks for your support, all. See you next week!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Back on the Roller Coaster

2011 was the year I kicked ass on the weight-loss front, losing nearly forty pounds. I was focused, disciplined, and got myself to a lower weight and size than I had been since before moving to the land of snow and cheese back in 2001.

Unfortunately, this year I hurt my back, got depressed, and lost all the ground I had gained—and by "lost" I mean that I've piled back on the pounds and my gut made its triumphant return to rotundity. The combination of low activity combined with eating (badly) for comfort had its entirely predicable effect:

I'm fat.

The good news? I didn't gain back all the weight I'd lost. The glass (of fat) is half full, as I only put on some twenty pounds back on since my record-low of last year. The other piece of good news is that my back is not permanently injured, and I can reduce my chance of hurting it again by losing weight and getting into non-round shape.

I've been thinking about a lot of things in my life in the past week, but this is where I talk about my health goals. I stepped on the scale this morning, and will go back to my old Monday-morning "official" weigh-ins starting next week. Here's where I'm starting:

Starting Point:
278.8 lb.

WW point-counting, daily walks, and trips to the gym are happening. I'll keep everyone updated, because last year the weekly blogging and sharing helped keep me honest and focused. I know I'm an attention-whore but I can at least use it to my advantage

Thanks for everyone who's been supportive and encouraged me in the past, and in advance for everyone who does so this time around. My target is 225 lb.—just over 50 lb. down and over 100 lb. down from my highest weight that I hit back in 2004 when health problems and apathy were at their max.

Advice, encouragement, and hugs are all appreciated. We'll see if I can get down at least three pounds in the first week!