There’s More Than One Answer to These Questions …

Yeah, the Indigo Girls probably weren’t singing about weight loss, but work with me here.  Losing weight over a long period of time is indeed a crooked line … and there’s certainly more than one answer to the question, “How do I get from big, round me to skinny(ier), fit me?”

What works one week doesn’t always work the next.  What fails for several weeks in a row might all of a sudden help me drop five pounds.

The past three weeks have been a hell of a crooked line when it comes to this project of mine.  You may remember how giddy I was to be down 24 pounds in 19 weeks.  And you followed me up a pound the following week, before the wheels fell off on vacation and I ended up backsliding all the way up to 270 pounds.

If you’ve followed along this week, you know I’ve started exercising, and I’m here to tell you I’m back on track nutritionally.  Neither of which honestly accounts for the fact that this morning I weighed in back at 264.  That’s 23 pounds in 22 weeks.  Which is not as good as it was a few weeks ago, but it’s “ahead of schedule” and it’s six pounds in a week.

But I don’t think it was the food or the exercise.  You know what I think it was?  The blog.  I wrote five posts here since my last weigh-in.  The blog is magic, people.

And I’m only half-kidding.  Writing about the process makes me think about the process.  It brings it front-and-center – “top of mind” – as they say.  It makes me take the whole process more seriously … more intentionally.  Which is the whole point.

Like I said.

More than one answer.


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