I just looked at my blog from July 1st 2011. I had been running and working out for 6 months at this point, and I had lost over 71 pounds. I have started over the whole process this year. I have been working out for 3 months and really watching my diet for a few weeks. I am excited to see what I did a few years ago, but I am also discouraged that I lost it all.
I am not sure how much I weigh now; my scale really doesn't work. I know seeing the progress I have made in the last three months should encourage me and help me focus, but right now I am feeling frustrated. Why is it so easy to back track?
I used to tell a joke in my stand-up about how if Oprah with all her billions of dollars kept going up and down in weight, it is okay that I do it. It isn't okay. I gained almost 100 pounds in 7 months... It took me over a year to take 90 off, and then I put it all back on. Not cool.
So I know this process isn't a 5-minute montage, and it takes a lot of hard work. I know this, because I have done it. I am doing it again. If you have worked hard for something, don't give it up. It isn't worth it. Keep moving ahead. Listen to your body.
It is hard to think "what if".
Well, what if I pull my head out of my butt and keep up the good work? I am feeling good and working hard. The weight will come off, and I will be stronger.