Just a statistic.... but I'm back

Monday, January 05, 2015

I was here last on 2/10/14. At goal. After a bobble.

On 2/14/14 my young, fit, beloved uncle thought he had a stomach flu or something.
On 2/16/14 he was diagnosed with brain cancer.
On 3/16/14 he died.
That was in the middle of a whole lot of other life-changing events for my family.
Fitness and clean eating took a back seat to other things.
And then I got sick and it took over 3 months to figure out what was wrong.
And I'm still not recovered.

So here I am, having regained almost half of what I lost.
With ongoing joint and muscle pain, I may not be able to get fit at the rate I did in 2011 but I am determined to get fit once again.

My focus, for the time being, is to return to clean eating in reasonable portions and to be active 4-5 days a week, even if it's only low to moderate intensity movement.

For those of you looking at my fit pictures on my main page... this is what I look like these days.

As you can see, the regain has not dulled my happiness. That's one lesson I have learned. Yes, I can be happy when I'm fit and thin. But I can also be happy when I'm not. I think that's a very important lesson in this journey - don't hang your happiness on your weight or fitness. I know I didn't even begin to lose weight until I learned to love my life, no matter what my weight.

And, when I start to feel down about the regain, I remind myself of how far I am from where I started. Graph of my weight since I started this journey in 2009:

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    Glad to see you back. I too am working on losing what I have regained and also have struggled with illness - still recovering but am so much better than what I was. Magnesium (1000 mg daily) has really helped me with muscle and joint pain - and when I try to go without it, I find out how much it has helped.
    2381 days ago
    Sounds like your 2014 was a clone of my 2013... so sorry (lost my sister in law in 2013... and kind of came off the rails, dancing on the brink of compliance/rebellion). Only you had personal illness added to the mix! 2014 was far better for me, so my hope for you is that your 2015 follows along!

    Glad your happiness did not suffer... and to be honest... that photo you don't look in all that bad a shape. A GREAT starting point (good field position to use a football analogy... it's bowl game season!)

    Glad to see you back! emoticon
    2395 days ago
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