I did a great job maintaining my weight loss for the better part of a year. WTF happened? I'll tell you what happened. I trained for and ran a marathon. Then...I've continued eating for the past 6 weeks like I was STILL training for a marathon. I've eaten crap (hello - yesterday alone I had 2 donuts, went to McD's for lunch, and had an uber-high-calorie Starbucks - my guess? over 4000 calories yesterday). I've been boozing with my friends a lot lately (dude - beer has a ton of calories, just so you know). But you know what? Unless you're running 25-30 miles a week, that really isn't a good idea. Hell, it isn't a good idea PERIOD to eat and drink like that.
This shit has to stop. NOW. I am so pissed and disgusted with myself. I not only feel fat, I look fat. I can see the 10 pounds I've gained. I changed shirts today so I am now wearing one that covers my stomach more. (The weird thing? I went out dancing with a girlfriend 2 weekends ago in a short skirt and boots and the shirt I changed out of this morning. I felt great about how I looked, even though I probably didn't look any smaller than I do today- this I cannot explain.) In any case, overall, my clothes are tight (guess I shouldn't have gotten rid of all those fat pants, huh?). 10 pounds on a sub 5'3" body is A LOT of weight.
This morning, I started tracking again. I re-downloaded the Livestrong Daily Plate app that I used before. I measured the creamer in my Drink Click this morning (speaking of - today is the last day to enter my giveaway - I'm picking a winner at 8:00 tonight).
- continue to track calories in/calories out at least through the end of the year
- no more eating after 8:00 pm
- at least one strength training session a week, preferably I should be getting in 2-3 sessions, but I'm trying to be realistic
- at least 64 oz of water every day
- Cut out the booze
Back to basics I go. I just know how hard it was for me to lose these 10 pounds before, so I'm angry at myself to have to do it all over again. All I know is this trend cannot continue.