Keeping It Off (1,000th Post Edition)
This is my 1,000th post since September 5, 2010.
I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while, but never really got around to it. There’ve been huge emotional swings that past 20 months since first getting serious about my health, and I’ve gone through phases from P90X to running to fat loss to muscle gain and everything in between, with significant injuries along the way. But one thing that occurred to me a few months ago is that through all the hard work, the ups and downs, the triumphs and failures; my actual weight has fluctuated very little.
I’ve slipped up, I’ve cheated, and I’ve given in to negative self-talk, but I’ve also worked extremely hard and always gotten back on the wagon. On February 1, 2011, I reached my goal of 125 lbs, and since then, have fallen between a record low of 121.2 lbs on March 19, 2012 and a high of 126.3 lbs on May 14, 2011. A spread of just 5 lbs. The goal now is weight gain (ideally muscle…) but whenever I get discouraged, it’s important to note that lots of people yo-yo back to their starting weight (in my case, 150 lbs) or even higher multiple times before finding their groove. And to be sure, I did that from my teens to mid-twenties. But after basically “keeping it off” for 14 months, I feel like I can finally say I’ve got this shit figured out.