Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Where I've Been and Where I'm Going

Hi, my name is Katie and I'm a blog slacker.

"Hi, Katie!"

Okay, first the excuses.  The whole inspiration for this quest was looking good for Becky and Jason's wedding on 9/3/11.  Success.  At that point, I had lost 25.4 pounds and was doing great.  Shortly after, I was cast in a production of "Rent", the musical.  Great, more inspiration to look good... have to impress the fans.  :)

Then things went downhill.  As my theater friends will tell you, an intensive rehearsal schedule can kill you.  Once I hit tech week, my eating patterns went back to fast food extremes, I didn't have time to exercise, blah blah blah... Then Bob got really sick and eventually passed, then I was in NY for a stint, then it was the holidays, then I went on a cruise... blah blah blah.

So yeah, I was busy.  An excuse?  A reason?  Don't know, don't care - it's in the past.  At my best, I was down 34.6 pounds.  The last 2 months I gained a bunch of that back.  As I sit here typing, I've gained back 12 of those pounds.

The bad news - that sucks.  That was 12 pounds that took forever to take off.  It's 12 pounds that's gonna take ANOTHER forever to take off again.

The good news - I'm back on track.  Back at my WW meetings, back at Planet Fitness, back in a motivated mind set.

So now, I just need to keep my eyes on the prize and go.  I'm still 22.6 pounds lighter than I was when I started March 26, 2011.  I'm healthier, and I'm in better shape...

Now it's just time to keep going.  Time to be skinny.  Or at least sweetly slender.