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: