I have been doing very well with my workouts and my diet. The first week after my re-commitment to weight loss, I lost 4 pounds. Since that time I have increased my running to 21 miles per week in preparation for a half marathon in September. Katie and I have hardly eaten out at all and when we do, we make pretty good decisions for our dining selections. I have kept the beer consumption under terrific control, including this past holiday weekend.
However, I may have made a few tactical errors in my food choices over the Memorial Day weekend. We had 2 parties and a birthday celebration over the 3 days. I kept the beer under control, which certainly helps with making good food choices, but I did have a couple pieces of peach pie and a tiny sliver of a cookie cake. I went back for seconds at both parties, but I kept my portions pretty small. Plus, I will reiterate, I did not miss a workout and ran 9 miles on Saturday!
But when I got on the scale this morning I had gained 6 pounds! What the hell is that all about! I had been a pretty good boy, yet I still gained an obnoxious amount of weight! I still have another day before my official weigh-in on Wednesday, but I have to figure I am going to have a gain this week. It just sucks!
I feel as though there are plenty of people who eat more than I do, drink more beer than I do, and workout much less than I do. Yet, they don't seem to gain any weight. I understand that everyone is different, and we each have our own struggles in life. But I am certainly having a whoa-is-me moment about my struggles with weight. I hate that I have to be so "good" all the time in order to expect any success! I want to have some fun sometimes too, but I don't want it to come at the expense of my ultimate goals! Maybe is am being a little selfish, but it just doesn't seem fair!
Anyway, I had a great Memorial Day weekend, and I hope you all did too! Now I better get back to my ab contractions to burn off the celery I had for lunch!