Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Okay. So its been an amazing month, with nothing but fun great stuff to report. But this blog is supposed to be WARTS AND ALL, so here it is:

AHH!!! I have gained 8 pounds in the last two weeks. I kid you not. And I am FREAKING OUT. I know I shouldn't be. I know that I will get back to work and it will come right off.

But having JUST been a fatty about a year ago, its SO scary, and it was SO hard to hike it all off last season, and I got a bit HAYWIRE about my food and relationships with food, and I SO don't want that to happen again.

SO, rather than freaking out, we are going to have a plan of attack. Right now, that means mowing our pasture for an hour or two every day with a push mower, because that doesn't cost anything and is quite a workout.

Tomorrow morning at 5:30, Jill and I are going to hike Storm Castle, only 2 miles but super steep. This weekend, I am skiing. I don't know where or with whom, but this nonsense must stop! Welcome back to training logs, I need accountability to make it happen!


Liat said...

Hi! I just wanted to say it's really big of you to open up this issue and share it with all your readers. I feel your pain and I'm so sorry you had to go through this.
I am having a thought and I hope you'll be open to it- that the reason you gained 8 pounds wasn't because you left off exercising for a week. That might sound really harsh, and it kind of is, I guess, and I'm sorry- I only mean that it might help not only incorporating extra exercise into your plan of attack (although I know that is a big factor in helping your state of mind), but also some extra tools to help during these times of extra stress. I'm really serious- when exercising is not an option to get you back in balance, what is? What is it that gets you back to center?
Keep up the amazing work, grasshopper!
Love, Liat

a said...

Hey there, again!
Thanks for the comment. Its amazing, like I said in the "Lazy" post, I got 18 emails from people who have all gained between 5 and 15 pounds since ski season ended.

Ah, well, we will all get going again and this too shall pass...