Herbie's Journal, 17 December 2008

Hi all,

It's been months since I was here, and I've been in total denial. I have gotten very complacent about my fitness/weight and had stopped checking in on the scale, stopped monitoring my food intake, allowing myself too many treats, not exercising regularly, etc. I noticed that I don't feel as strong and my clothes are not fitting right and I made myself get back on the scale. Not surprisingly, I've gained five pounds in the past couple of months. Bad, bad! I know better than this.

So, I am back here, feeling guilty for being away for so long. Life has been busy (but that will always be the case), and I have neglected my own health. I also realize how much I have missed my fatsecret buddies! I finally joined my local gym yesterday and am changing my food and exercise habits so hope to get this under control.

The holidays are full of temptations, but I hope to lose a pound or two by Christmas by exercising regularly and being more careful about my food, then start again on phase 1. I think I will need help from my buddies-- after being 'off the wagon' for a while I'm easily tempted again by stupid things that I know are bad for me (Chistmas cookies, a beer or two at dinner, etc.). I know you all understand this kind of thing better than anyone else, I need to check in more often and keep in touch with you all. Today's a good day to start!

135.0 lb Lost so far: 35.0 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed poorly.
on diet The South Beach Diet   gaining 0.5 lb a week


Glad you're back!!! 
17 Dec 08 by member: sharonfriz
I'm going through the same thing lately. The good thing is we can come back here and confess our sins and start over. We both know how to do it and I'm confident we will do it!  
17 Dec 08 by member: KellyBo
thanks for the comments, y'all. Just coming back and writing up a commitment has been helpful already. I still need to go through and read up on my buddies' progress-- sorry to have been such a stranger! 
17 Dec 08 by member: Herbie
Don't feel guilty about neglecting your health, feel privileged that you have another opportunity to move towards your goal. I wish you well.  
17 Dec 08 by member: Pking


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