Wednesday, September 09, 2015
So I started this weight loss adventure at 178 lbs. Managed, with professional guidance and big lifestyle changes, to drop down to 128. For one surprising day I reached 126. And in the last two months, I have gained slowly and steadily, and am now at 136.
I knew it was happening. I was indulging. I was tracking, but I was indulging. And my clothes got a little tighter, and I started hiding from the balance.
But this weekend I decided to face the music. Considering how much I've been bingeing on evening snacks, the damage could be worse. It's not good, but I can fix this.
So I've finished day 2 of getting back on track. The only after dinner snack I've had tonight is a half serving of Fiber One original cereal, a.k.a. "human food pellets", which are crunchy and barely not awful and a superb source of fiber.
It seems I made the classic mistake of rewarding myself for reaching my goal by treating myself to some of the things I was deprived of while I was losing. And because I love food, and I love snacking, the floodgates opened and ... well, here I am. Time to be serious again and get back on track. Time to re-learn the lesson and re-commit: this is a lifestyle change.
And is it unreasonable for me to wish that it were as easy to lose weight as to gain it? It certainly isn't as much fun!