So from late October to December 2013 I didn’t lose any weight. In fact, I gained a few pounds back. No excuses – I just didn’t feel like counting WW points. I knew the holidays were coming up on us and I wanted to be able to enjoy them to the fullest. So I did. No regrets. Sure I gained some of the pounds back, but I knew it would happen so it’s not like it was a surprise. When you go from counting every bite of food and exercising 4-5x a week to eating all you want and no exercise – it’s no mystery as to why some weight came back.
Besides not worrying about food, I also cut down on exercise a lot. Once we hit Thanksgiving week I stopped going altogether. There was too much going on and I just didn’t have the energy to suit up and head over to be on a treadmill for an hour. I did, however, participate in a couple more 5Ks that I had already signed up for, so it’s not like I went completely without any exercise during those two holiday months.
But here we are in January 2014, and it’s time for a reboot. I have a spreadsheet that I use to track various stats. I have cleared it out and am starting over, with Sunday being Day One. If I lose a pound this week, it’s Pound #1. Not Pound #33 or #41 or #27. Pound #1.
Weigh-ins will continue to be on Saturday mornings. I’ve logged back into WW for the first time since we went to Disney World and logged my food over the past couple of days. Yes, including the Christmas chocolate.
The weather has been bitterly cold, and so I will start going to the gym again, with today being my first day back in quite a while. I know my phone’s running app will be happy to have me back. It keeps sending me weekly notices that "you have no workouts on record this week." Bah humbug! I will say I cannot wait for the weather to warm up so I can exercise outside again, especially now that we have Chilly the Dog. He likes exercise and will be a fun companion on the road once temps are not regularly in the 30s by the time I’m able to get outside.
And so that’s the update for now. My goal? No goals. Just getting out there and getting back to doing it.
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