Monday, January 3, 2011

-25 + 5 = 20

I read a statistic a few weeks ago that Americans gain an average of 4-10 pounds over the holidays.  I woefully report that I did my part to keep these stats so high, as after I forced the Spicy Chicken onto the scale yesterday I stepped on it myself.  It took me over 6 months to lose 25 pounds and only a few weeks to gain 5 back.  Wow.

So I'm back at my halfway point which a few months ago was really exciting.  Now, however, it feels pretty pathetic. 

Today, however, is a new day and I was back at Clay this morning with a smile on my face.  I'm fairly certain I won't be able to get out of bed or wash my hair tomorrow, but I really don't care because it felt so good to be back on track.  It's amazing how just one workout can change everything.  I ate a healthy breakfast this morning (banana with peanut butter, half cup of OJ and two big glasses of water) - took the dog for a 3 mile walk this afternoon after completing an enormous amount of work and finished off the day with a healthy meal of baked chicken, steamed sugar snap peas, and a salad.  Where this sensibility was the last 4 weeks I don't know, but it feels great to have it back.


  1. Yeh for you! you are not alone....getting back on track here too. Feels good to look at the big picture. The holidays throw us off track, but getting back on track is what matters. Take Care!

  2. I regained a few pounds too, but have already lost 1.5, so I'm not going to beat myself up over it.

    Here's hoping that you can move your arms and legs without pain today. :-)

  3. Thank goodness for my swimmer! She was swimming twice each day, for a total of 8-10 miles a day. I figured if she could work out every day during the holidays so could I. She ended up going to workout more days than me, but I did manage to keep the holiday pounds off. No weight loss but no weight gain.

    So, all you need is your girls to swim 5 hours a day and you'll be set for the holidays. I'm sure they'd be thrilled to help!