Archive | June, 2013

I’m Back!

20 Jun

I’m back!

Whoa, guys. I cannot believe how long of a ‘sabbatical’ I have taken from my journey. Here is a little re-cap of what has been going on…

You see what happened was…

Week 8:
I completed successfully (but just forgot to post about) & I lost 1 more pound! That put me at the 10 pound marker which was a great accomplishment.

Week 9:
This week pretty much got thrown out the window in regards to getting healthy. It was the week before our big trip with lots of “to-do’s”, I had come down with a virus, & I was also hosting a Mother’s Day brunch that weekend… so I could ramble on and on the list of excuses but if you want to know what happened – life happened.

Week 10 & Week 11 (and part of Week 12):
We were on a super exciting trip to JAPAN! We had a wonderful, wonderful time. Although I wasn’t eating a very healthy diet, we were doing TONS of walking (and even hiking). When we got back & I weighed myself, I weighed exactly the same as I did when we left – looks like all the walking and all the eating cancelled each other out! Hey, I’ll take it!

Week 12 & Week 13:
This is where things start to go downhill…. It started off with the excuse of “getting over jetlag” (I’m not sure that it is entirely classified as an excuse, however, because I was exhausted!)…

Then I thought to myself “Self, not only are you exhausted due to jetlag but you are re-entering reality. You need to give yourself a break, let your body recover & then worry about working out and eating healthy”.

And then I said, “Self, there is a tropical storm. It’s raining. You can’t work out in the rain. You can’t eat healthy in the rain – come on, get real!”

& then I said “Self, you are PMSing… you can’t possibly expect to start eating healthy at a time like this! I mean, have you seen how scrumptious that Snickers bar looks?”

Yeah. That happened.

Week 14:
Week 14 started on Wednesday, 6/12. It would have been a great time to re-engage in this effort but, you see, we left to go out of town the next day. Matt was in a (beautiful) wedding in West Palm Beach and we left that Thursday for the festivities.

On the following Monday I thought… “Self, you organize your “getting healthy” weeks from Wednesday to Wednesday… Monday is a terrible time to re-start. Let’s take this opportunity to get in two more days of carbs & sweets in the form of over-consumption… right? riiiiiiiight?”

Week 15:
So that brings me to now….


I have officially fallen off the band-wagon and let’s count it up… I have been on this ‘sabbatical’ almost as long as I have been on this journey. Crap.

Imagine where I would be if I hadn’t taken so much “time off”. And here is the extra bad news… Although I weighed the same when we got back from our trip (in the middle of week 12), these additional weeks of eating poorly and not hiking around Japan have, well, caught up to me. Double crap.

So not only have I missed a chunk of time on this journey (okay, we’re all thinking it – let’s just say it – six. six weeks.), I have also managed to gain back 5 pounds (and I’m sure lost a bit of muscle too). Please say it isn’t so.

So I am entering Week 15 with a loss of only 5 pounds… and just typing out that statement makes me want to forget it. As much as I want to “throw in the towel”, I want to “throw in” these ‘fat pants’ even more – SO, although it feels a lot like starting from the beginning, here we go again! & as much as I really don’t want to be – I’m back!


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