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My punishment for feeling prideful in resisting a late-night trip to fridge:  I gained two pounds this week.


Why yes, I am disappointed, discouraged, and mildly disillusioned, thanks for asking.

I made extra efforts this week to avoid the bad stuff, only take one serving of dinner (even though dinners have been remarkably healthy) and generally be mindful of my eating.  And I was looking forward to breaking that 260 barrier.

I am instead rewarded with the lesson I would impart to you now:  Sometimes you can do everything right and still not move the needle in the desired direction.  This holds true for most of life’s endeavors.

Specific to my purpose here, remember that body chemistry is a funny thing (and mine has been waaaay off this week as I fight a nasty cold), and it’s often unpredictable.  Also, a week is a really short time in the great scheme of things.

All of which would be easier to accept if I could get into the 250’s consistently.

Regardless, onward and downward.  And starting tomorrow morning, only the first cup of coffee gets half-and-half.  Subsequent cups go black.

Thanks for reading, as always.



4 responses to this post.

  1. Hey Harvey…don’t beat yourself up!! Here are my thoughts:

    First…you’re sick with a nasty cold. You’re lucky it’s not more than 2 lbs because when we’re sick, it’s easier to just eat stuff that “tastes good” for comfort.

    Second…RE: nasty cold. This means that you’re probably not jogging, so again, you’re lucky that it wasn’t more.

    So…get better, get back to jogging and keep going!!



  2. How frustrating! I appreciate your outlook!


  3. Posted by Ed McCormick on February 3, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Don’t beat yourself up Harv!! It is super-bowl Sunday, enjoy, brush it off and contine on your quest. I personally am behind you!! and you have inspired my to push myself with the little changes. Sometimes we just try too hard..Life is too short to not live! So buddy live, just do what you can, when you can. It’s all anybody can ask of themselves!!!


  4. Posted by Ann Stice on February 3, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Hi Harvey, and thanks to Amy for posting your blog.Interesting reading! Nice goals! and thanks for the food for thought.
    you didn’t ask for it, and since it’s free, it’s only worth what you paid for it…but when I hit a plateau in 2010, I started 30 minute personal training,2x weekly. That kickstarted my loss again (I haven’t ever ever gotten to goal…except post-Tim pregnancy, but heck I was 33), but my trainer swears that muscle confusion and shocking the body with something different can make all the diff.
    just saying…good luck! I love the World Wide Ward site!
    Regards from sunny San Diego


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