Well, it's been a rough 6 month stretch…
I'm 390 pounds on the scale, which is up from a low of 350 pounds. That's a 40 pound slip in the wrong direction! Ugh…
I could name a lot of reasons why I regained 40 pounds, but they'd just be excuses. I should have forced myself to do the right thing, but I didn't.
The only positive out of this set back is that I know exactly what went wrong. No, it wasn't a total fall-off-the-wagon binge eating marathon, or anything like that. I really thought I was doing OK, not great, but OK with maintaining what I had lost. Believe me, if I start binging, it'll likely be on the news! I can drop some calories like nobody's business. I truly never lost that unfortunate capability.
The truth is, I simply let myself get used to eating about 500 more calories a day in the form of a late night snack before bed. Everything thing else remained the same in terms of eating. I did however back off my visits to the gym due to craziness in my scedule.
Yes, just a late night snack + less working out = 40 extra pounds in just a few months (about 6).
I'm OK with it. I don't like it, but I'm OK with it. I know how I got here and I know how I can get back.
My goal is to get to 294.6 pounds, which will be a 200 pound weight loss from where I started. I'm now focusing on turning this big ship back around and getting on the right path again.
Over the past year I've found that I really enjoy writing, and I'm going to use this blog to document the next 100 pound weight loss.
Stick with me! I'm going to do it. 🙂