Well, I should have posted this a couple weeks ago …. but I wasn’t urged on until today. Today for the 4th time in 3 weeks I weighed in just over 220 lbs (217-221 for 3 weeks now), as it turns out 1 year ago today I was also at this weight, and had some things to say (thanks for that reminder, timehop)… You probably didn’t read it all (then or now), that’s ok. Basically, I had lost some weight (30lbs from my heaviest, 20 from what had somehow become my norm), and wanted to lose more … AND I DID! From that post on I dropped another 20+ lbs, and was actually lighter than I ever expected to get …. but, I have now rebounded all the way back to a year ago….
So, first, thanks Withings (and those of you that noticed my auto tweets and called me on it) — I got back to the weight I said I didn’t want to get back to, and I asked you to help me … you have done your part, time for me to do mine. I’m not going to try anything crazy, I don’t want to lose all the weight in a week. I am going to move back towards fewer snacks, possibly sign up for Healthmonth again (maybe even before the end of the day), and just try to drop a bit of weight over the next couple weeks.
I want to get to 205lbs, and just stay there for a while .. I did this last year, and things were good … then I got into “winter” mode, and I guess my body decided it needed insulation - though, that isn’t really fair; it was my mind that made the decisions, I gained the weight because I ate too much (too much for how little I exercise) … … my battle with weight over the last few months has been interesting, the feedback loop provided by my Fitbit and Withings really tells a clear story. When I choose to eat too much, and not exercise, I gain weight. No, really — that’s it. It isn’t something complex, there isn’t a secrete — Eat too much, get fat.
In summary: I am going to eat a bit less. I am going to try to exercise a bit more. I am going to try to lose 15lbs. I am going to enjoy my summer.
Thanks for checking in, and honestly, thanks to everyone who was positive and encouraging, but also reminded me that the numbers my scale was tweeting were climbing again.