Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Back...to the Future!
Then, on March 1, 2010, I finally changed my eating habits and counted about 1,800 calories per day and began to lose weight fast and steadily (with virtually no exercise). In the first 12 weeks, I dropped 32 pounds! That 12-week mark was one year ago yesterday. Click here for the link to that post.
By September 6, 2010, I had dropped 50 pounds and ridden in several bike races and had run two 5k's. Awesome!
However, I hit that 50 pound mark like Oprah and likely gained back a pound the very next day, etc.
At the same time, my family was going through a very difficult experience that reached it's lowest point in September. We stayed at that low point until March of this year. (Things are much better now!). During that time, my emotions and mental game were focused on family, work (always stressful, right?) and well, family.
So, since September, I have not tracked calories and rarely stepped on the scale. I instead focused a bit more on mileage (running and cycling), but allowed myself to eat junk food and typical fatty entrees. Not surprisingly, I have gained back weight. About 25 pounds. Most of you will be shocked by that, but some of you get it.
It is time for me to go BACK to my old habits that helped me lose those remaining 25 pounds from approximately this time last year through September. With the same focus, I will re-lose those same pounds as I head in TO THE FUTURE. This time, however, I will add consistent exercise.
Notice that I didn't say that I will be adding aggressive exercise or stating huge epic goal-events, etc. Those certainly might happen, but my goal this year is to exercise on a very consistent basis and make it a part of my life forever.
And improving my eating habits.
And losing those 25 pounds by September.
Never give up, my friends.
P.S. By the way, if you haven't yet checked it out, I recently started up another blog that just has some random posts on it. Check it out when you have some time. http://notangryjustsaying.blogspot.com/