Well, parties are over. The fourth and my 100 came and went, and thanks to all of the food and drink I had this weekend, 100 went and has come again. I am now right back where I was on Saturday, so on the consequences level my indulgences did not cost me too much. This weekend did show that my body still really wants to put on weight. I didn't eat too badly. I indulged in a couple of cupcakes, and a few beers and mixed drinks. I put on two pounds in two days. At first I was a bit worried, but now I am not bothered too much by all of it. It helps that I lost the extra pounds almost as fast as I put them on, and the extra urgency to get back under 100 has gotten me to workout twice this week already, a habit I hope to keep up. Now that I know I can lose the weight and that I have the habits I need for success and indulgence now and then is something I feel okay with because I feel a measure of control. It is good to know because I have seen how fast six months can go and in the next six months are Thanksgiving, Christmas, at least two trips home, and football season (AKA beer season). I will need to exercise (pun intended) every measure of control I have. Once I am at a stable weight it won;t matter quite as much, but until then I must practice vigilance.
Pulling Out The Road Map
I have a new participation stunt for you! 200 pounds is a long way away, but it is the next meaningful goal I can think of. I am looking for a nice intermediate goal to shoot for, and preferably one that doesn't have as much to do with my weight. Anyone with an interesting idea please submit it. What is the next milestone I should shoot for?