I’m back! The internet tells me that it’s been 466 days since my last post. That’s a long time between updates. I’d mentioned in my last post that my wife and kids had been sick. The kids got better, but my wife wasn’t well for several months afterwards, and everything sort of fell apart for a little while.
In terms of my weight and health (physical and mental), it’s been up and down for quite a while now. I get back on track for a week or two, but that’s about as good as it gets. But through it all, I’ve managed to hold on and never give up completely.
On that last post, I reported my weight as 165.1kg, and I actually got a little lower (164.7kg) a couple of weeks later. Then I bounced around between 165 and 168 for about 4 months, then 170kg, ending 2018 at 175.kg. By February, I was up to 179.2kg, and I’ve been hovering around 180kg ever since. At my last weigh-in, yesterday, I weighed 182.1kg. That puts me back over 400 pounds (401.46 lbs, to be precise). I’ve put on 17kg, or about 37.5 lbs, since my last blog entry. Looking back through my old blog posts, it took me 12 weeks to lose that much the last time around. I’m hoping that I can do it again.
So I’ve started getting up at 5 o’clock again (I’ve kept my sleeping habits pretty good–generally asleep by 10:30-11:00pm, and up at 6:00am. I’ve got for an early morning walk (in the dark!) for the last two days, and plan to keep that up for at least 5, and maybe 6 days a week. I’ve also started doing my stretching routine again, and moved my daily meditation back to the morning (instead of “whenever”). I’m keeping active throughout the day, so yesterday I did a little over 8,000 steps, and today I’ve done over 10,000 (and the day ain’t quite over yet). I’ve eaten pretty well the last two days, and more importantly, I’ve tracked everything, which I always find helpful. I know that if I just keep doing these things, day after day, week after week, the weight will come off.
That’s the plan.