Still maintaining, but having ups and downs July 27, 2007 at 1:06 pm

In just over 2 weeks I will have been working on the "diet" portion of the 20/20 Lifestyles program for a full year.  Over all I consider myself as doing a good job, but I am still not successful yet.  My definition of success is making it to 8/11/2008 and still being at or below where I am today. 

Over the last month I was on an upward trajectory.  My morning weight peeked at 216.8 and a couple of nights I saw 220+.  Just prior to this "slip-up" I had even seen a number of consecutive evening weights UNDER 210 with the morning weight hovering around 206.  I thought for sure that I would be able to finally break that 206 barrier.  Life intervened.  10 pounds is NOT a HUGE deal, but to me it felt very much like a huge deal.   I can see it in the photos of me on my bike during the STP.  I was on the upper end of the gain during that ride.  Not only that, but I definitely felt  the extra weight. 

I know that without the education that the program imparted on me this slipup would have been MUCH worse and I would have likely gained even MORE.  I’ve got an action plan in place and I can clearly see that it is working.  The more I am in control of what I eat (i.e. not eating out/etc..) the better I feel and the better my body responds. 

I am loath to make any projections about what will happen in the next couple of weeks.  At this point I am just grateful that I was able to get control of my slide and start the recovery process.  Live and learn!

Comments are closed.