Patting Myself on the Back

I’ve kept track of my weight in Excel ever since December of 2002. Yep, I’m in it for the long haul.

It does me good sometimes to remember how far I’ve come, and how good I’ve managed to stay, for the most part. I lost fifty, gained ten, and lost ten again.

Also: look where the big post-loss gains are. Christmas 2004 and Thanksgiving/Christmas 2005. Tell ya something? Tells me that I don’t work off that holiday hogging, and I let it get the best of me instead. I’m all for enjoying Christmas dinner with Aaron’s family, and even eating “evil” foods like stuffing and sweet potatoes and dessert (OMG sausage cake!). This year, though, I need to be all for ramping up the workouts the week afterward, too.

Just a quick pick-me-up pep talk, and a reminder that I don’t suck. Now I need to walk my talk.

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  1. I think my mom and I are going to Weight Watchers. She’s a lifetime member and I need some support to lose weight because I obviously can’t do it on my own. I saw picture of myself the other day and said “damn!”. Basically I want to lose eighty pounds and eat healthy–not only for myself but for Sam. And I know that high blood pressure in my family doesn’t kick in until the 40’s.

  2. You can do it, especially with the WW help. I’ve heard only good things about the program.

    I’d wager that if you make a concerted effort to completely kick sugar (which is hella hard for that first week), you could knock ten pounds off right there. That alone is a big wake-up call about what you eat on a regular basis, and my own sugar-free lifestyle is one of the main reasons I still consider myself to be on a “low-carb” diet. Yeah, I eat oatmeal and the occasional pita, but I don’t hit the vending machine or even eat preprocessed foods like I used to.

    Keep me updated about if you end up going to WW, and how it works out for you!

  3. Dude! You’ve kept off 50 pounds, and hovered in a 10-pound range – that’s actually really great. It turns out keeping weight off is harder than losing it in the first place (or so I’ve heard).

    I lost 50 pounds and gained half of it back – and yes, with major gains centered around holidays.

    I’m there with you, pushing through the holiday season!