Rather than wait to make a meaningless resolution at the new year, I figured I'd try a meaningless resolution now. Okay, not meaningless, but it's certainly going to be tough to maintain.
This morning I stepped on the bathroom scale and was confronted with what I'd been guessing for a while.
About a year and a half ago, I started "The Abs Diet", from "Men's Health" editor-in-chief David Zinczenko. It's a great program that's not a just a diet, but alos stressed the importance of strength training. During the first 6-8 months that I was following "The Abs Diet", I lost about 35 pounds, feeling better than I had in years.
In February of this year, I injured my shoulder while at the gym/work/playing with Peanut. I wasn't able to comfortably work out for a while, eventually having to go through physical therapy for a month and a half. Since then, I've been reluctant to get deep into a workout, fearing another shoulder injury.
Add to that, the fact that when I'm absolutely a comfort eater. If I'm a bit anxious or depressed, comfort food all the way, man. McDonald's, donuts, candy bars, pretzels, all kinds of crap. The last 8 months have been littered with the debris of my recent horrible diet.
Bringing me to this morning. I've officially gained back all the wieght I lost before. Luckily, I'm tall, which hides the fat a bit, so it may not be quite as obvious to everyone, but I can certainly tell. Tomorrow, I'm back on "The Abs Diet". I figure if I post about it here, for all to see, I'll be better able to keep myself honest. With any luck, I'll fall right back into my old good habits. There can only be good upsides to doing this. I'll live a lot longer, be able to play with Peanut longer, and I'll be able to keep up with the new kid when he/she comes along this summer. I guess getting into shape for winter rec league basketball is a good thing too.
By the way, my starting point as of this morning? 260 lbs. My goal? 250 lbs. by the end of November.