For those of you who haven't read my story, let me tell you what happened. As of last July, I had lost just over 170 pounds, on my way to my ultimate goal of losing 280. Then I went to the mall on July 4, 2012.
During that quick trip to the mall, I stopped at the food court, got a Grilled Chicken Sandwich and a diet coke from Chick-fil-a, and then I slipped. Yup - I fell in the food court at the mall. I tell people now that my first thought was, "My COKE!" (It's true...). But I actually hurt my back and hip a little.
As a result, I had to stop working out and was under the care of a Chiropractor. For awhile, my diet seemed to hold, but then I started falling back into old habits. As a result, I've gained back over half of what I had lost. At my last doctor's appointment, I weighed in at 390.
There's good news in all of this, though!
First, I'm still down from my starting weight of 481.
Secondly, I am still able to do something about it. I can work out again!
This summer, I started swimming again, and doing some cardio 2-3 times a week. I haven't gotten my diet focused, but that's getting ready to change again, too.
Tomorrow morning, I will be trying out a new workout at a local gym called "Hard Exercise Works". Several of my friends have gone there, and one of my good buddies is a trainer there. I'm excited to see if it will fit my goals. If I like it, I'll be going there every day for at least an hour.... Let's see.
Also, I'm committing to y'all to start writing here again more regularly. Not every post will deal with success. Failure is a very real part of reaching a goal. I tell students all the time - you learn more from your failures than you ever do from successes.
And so, I will share my successes AND my failures with you.
In my next post, I will tell you how it goes in the morning, and share some more thoughts.
God Bless and Good Night!