I'm BACK!!! (not that I went far)

Friday, October 09, 2009

Okay, well I am back, no I didn't get hit by a car, and I didn't do anything BAD per se, but I haven't been on a tear like I was before my vacation to the US.

The loneliness of being back in China by myself, traveling 3-4 days a week, then a full weekend without much of a break kind of drug me down.

I still got 2-3 days of exercise like I had before vacation. But, I wasn't as effective as before, and I was still being pretty darn good with my intake. But my rest patterns became less consistent (all that travel) and my water intake was good, but I know I was coming up short.

I was having a tough summer, and my only good thing is that I am still where I was at when I came home from the US, still sitting at 305.6#.

So, now with the long Chinese holiday over, with Christmas and another trip home to see my kids looming as a goal, I am hell bent on spending a little extra time at the gym on my days in town (when I am not traveling), getting a few more workouts in with my kettlebells, and sticking to my running schedule.

I figure if I can get the wagon rolling again, I can break through 300# and get down to a respectable 285# by Christmas and possible be below 275# by my one year date (2-1-10). That would still be a 75# loss from the year before, and still put me in position to loss another 50# before my birthday if I kept up to it.

Sometimes you take what you get and work with it. If I had gained back the weight I lost in the first half of the year, I would be really bumbed, as it is, I just need to regroup and hit it again.
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  • GABBY98_80
    Way to jump back on the bandwagon. Which part of China are you in?
    4053 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4564436
    Hang in there! Wishing you lots of luck!
    4062 days ago
    I'm so glad to hear from you again. I was wondering how you were doing. I hope your time with your family was rich and wonderful. Yea for you that you held steady and didn't regain any weight! emoticon That's a HUGE accomplishment on a long vacation. Please stop by and leave a message on the cohort message board. I'm sure everyone would love to hear from you since it's hard to catch everyone's blogs.
    4065 days ago
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