Wednesday, November 18, 2009

First Week Back

So here we are, a week after I decided that enough was enough and that I needed to get back to work. I am happy to report that my first week back went very well in spite of a few challenges, including a weekend full of travel.

The bottom line is that I'm four and a half pounds lighter, but more importantly, I'm in the process of reestablishing the good habits that got me to my preferred weight in the first place. Now it is all about following through with what I started.

A good start is always the best motivation. On to Week Two!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Back To Square Two

Hey, remember me? I used to write stuff in this space every now and then. Frankly, I'd be surprised if anyone still checks out this blog...

As you might have guessed from my unexplained disappearance, I fell off the wagon, hard. I have reasons and excuses galore, but the fact remains that the only reason I'm back is that I'm running out of clothes to wear. I think the smartest thing I ever did was get rid of all the clothes that became too large for me as I lost weight, because I can't afford to buy a new wardrobe full of the same clothes that I gave away not all that long ago.

So tonight I finally decided to get my act together and go back to square two and shred the excess baggage that's been accumulating in all the old familiar places. The reason I say square two is because I caught myself before totally undoing all the hard work I went through before.

Going forward, one of three things is going to happen. The first possibility is that this is the last post you'll see from me for another five or six months, in which case will probably mean total and abject failure. The second possibility is that I'll get back to posting for a while, run into some convenient excuses, lose my focus and fall off the wagon again. This is not a preferred course of action and will take some hard work and intense focus to avoid.

Finally, the desired third outcome is that I will get my mojo back and I will not only be successful with my efforts to get back down to a much healthier weight and in keeping it off, but that I will be able to continue to write about it here in a way that won't drive away any potential readers.

It's good to be back!