Sunday, May 20, 2012

Trying to Avoid a Fat Relapse

Two months ago, the last time I blogged; I was feeling very proud of myself, I had just completed my first half marathon and I had maintained my 100 pound weight loss for over a year.  As I sit here today, two short months later I find myself a bit concerned.

For a little ,more than a year I maintained my new weight consistently weighing in between 196 and 202 I had become very active always running or riding my bike or going to the gym. In the lead up to the half marathon I perhaps had gotten too lazy with my diet and began to eat whatever I wanted whenever I wanted... I was burning enough calories to get away with it.

After the half marathon, my knees (mostly the left one) hurt anytime I run, and my running has suffered for it. Add to that the 3 weeks I spent in a hotel eating out and it is easy to see why my pants are suddenly a bit snugger. It didn't really hit home for me though until one of my customers commented on Friday that I "was putting a few pounds on."

I got on the scale and I have gained 10 pounds in the last 2 months. I must get a handle on this...NOW!

I have some plans for the exercise, I am going to begin a new round of Insanity Tomorrow morning. Also I have signed up to run my next half marathon on October 14.

My bigger concern is my diet, or lack there of... I can't stop eating... I feel like I am starving.... I must find the discipline I once had and get control of myself.

I would appreciate any help I can get... I can't let myself have a relapse... I need anyone reading this to help hold me accountable for my food choices....