Those who indulge, bulge.
I weighed 221 pounds on New Years Day 2011. Six months later I had dropped 35 pounds through diet (no carbs. It was hell.) and exercise and I ran my first half marathon.
I kept all that weight off for about two years. I got lazy and let my weight balloon back up to around 205 in March of 2013. I did the diet and exercise thing again and got down to where I was the first time. I also completed my first full marathon at my lowest weight in January of this year. Race season ended in March and I started traveling…a lot. And eating…a lot. Needless to say, I am back into my fat pants today. I’d weigh myself but my wii got fried by a lightning storm and the wii fit board is what I have been using to weigh myself for the past few years. If I had to take a guess I’d say 210 pounds. I’m buying a scale tomorrow.
Needless to say, I have been feeling like crap. Crap in. Crap out. You are what you eat and I am a big fat Mexican wine doughnut. I’ve literally been feeling like shit for the past month or so. No energy…at all. It’s time to make a change. I have to get some of this weight back off. I know I can do it. I’ve done it before. It’s just not easy and it’s going to take time.
I’m thankful that I have several races in my near future that I am training for. The training keeps me accountable to get up and move. What a blessing it is to be a runner. I’m thankful that I can move. I’m thankful that I am healthy, despite the fact that I am overweight. I’m thankful that I have money to go buy the healthy foods that I know I need to eat in order to drop some of this weight. I’m thankful for my daughter who will be running two of my upcoming races with me. I’m thankful for my friends who will also be running some of my upcoming races with me. I’m thankful for my online friends who I know are going to encourage me and most of all I am thankful that I have all these reasons to be thankful.
There. I’m feeling better now.