Time to be accountable

I started this blog to not only chronicle my weight loss journey but to help hold myself accountable to keep up with the work I had been doing. Not only did the blog slowly stop to exist, so did the good habits I had put into place.

Let’s recap:

January 2015: The wake-up call when I started having medical issues which made me open my eyes and begin to take my health seriously. Started eating healthier and made some pretty quick progress.

In April, I began walking. It started very small – taking laps around the building at work. The first try I made it 1/4 of the way around the building. Then slowly I worked my way up to 5 laps a day pretty easily. I then transitioned to the gym when the weather started to get poor.

By October of 2015, I was down over 100 pounds from my heaviest ever, and down 80 pounds from January. I felt amazing, and was looking pretty damn good as well!

Then in October, I had another huge life change when I changed jobs. Same company, new position, and new office. I started commuting 3 hours a day to Chicago which put a damper, on my exercising and gym habits. The transition also didn’t go as smoothly as I would have liked, and I found myself feeling down – very down. And when that happens, I generally turn to bad food. It’s even easier when I’m in the car 3 hours a day and don’t want to spend the time cooking when I get home.

The result? I gained back 40 pounds over the next few months. I’m back down another 10 but I still destroyed a lot of the progress that I had made last year.

Needless to say, I’m pretty sick with how I fell apart. But I can’t let that get to me. Instead, I have to get back in the saddle and get moving forward. Back to getting healthy. Because all that being said – I’m still down 50 pounds (the last time I weighed myself) and I’m dedicated to keep moving in the right direction.

Someone at work is putting together a Biggest Loser competition, so I’m going to dive into that head first starting tomorrow. I’ll get back on track and get back to the results that I not only require, but damn it, the results I deserve.

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