Well it’s been awhile since I wrote my last blog post and had my victory lap. Unfortunately, I may have celebrated a little too prematurely. Since my low weight 8 months ago, I have gained 38 lbs. Wow… as I write this and do the math, it kind-of becomes more real.
For some reason, I felt that once I lost my weight (and achieved my goal) I was finished. I half-heartedly tried the “consolidation phase” to stabilize my weight-loss, but accepted modest weight-gain. Over time that slow bleed of weight-gain turned into 38 lbs [ouch, still hurts to see it]. My habits eventually became just as bad as before I started this project and now its time for diet v2.0.
For a while my identity became ‘that guy who lost 80 lbs’, but as I gained weight back, I felt that identity slip away. As this happened I became afraid to step back on the scale, then I stopped checking all together. Eventually I blew out a pair of jeans and had to go buy a new larger pair. I was faced with a decision; either lose weight or re-buy the fat-clothes that I got rid of a few months ago.
This year’s ‘new years resolution’ will be to undo some of the damage I’ve inflicted on myself. I’ll shoot to lose 30 lbs.
I’ll be in touch…