So, my highest weight of the backslide was 221. I’m now 215.
This is progress, but it’s not really going fast enough for me.
Cutting out booze didn’t do as much as I thought, but it still needed to happen. I think that the body craves sugar more than I thought, and I replaced booze with carbs. Random observation: I’m REALLY sensitive to refined sugar since quitting booze.
Calorie counting works. you just have to be consistent. And that’s tough. But I’ve been doing it and it’s taught me something. My food diary clearly reflects that I was starving myself and then overcompensating on less-active days. In response I’ve upped my caloric intake slightly. We will see how this pans out.
Also, I’m so excited the warm weather is here. I LOVE BEING ACTIVE! I can’t even believe how long I lived on my couch until recently. I love hiking. I want to go kayaking. I need to get back on my bike. You have all heard me say that I love the gym, but I love the outdoors more. and I want to spend as much time as possible exploring. I’m so thankful that the hives are under control and I can get out there and enjoy it.
(sidenote: the free drugs are going to run out next month. Anyone have any ideas on how I can get Genetech to give me a discount/more free drugs? If I have to pay 100% out of pocket, it’s going to be $1,400 a month.)
I’m also trying Muvement‘s 4 week Groupon deal for unlimited boot camp classes. I went to orientation tonight and it seems like it will be a blast. I was excited to finally meet the guys, and I’m hoping to sneak in my first class before work Wednesday morning. More to come on that.
So, I only lost 2 pounds in the last month. That’s pretty frustrating. But it took part of last summer, fall, and winter to pack 62 pounds back on. It will probably take me through next winter to shed it all. But it is the constant effort that I’ll need my whole life to keep it off, anyway. Might as well start now.