Live with it, Fred.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

It's been a long time since I've created a blog. I blame summer and its disruption of routine. So, here is the first blog in about three months.

This summer there have been many days of staying home from work, or working from home, to provide daycare for my daughter who was enjoying her first summer vacation from school. That's been a problem for me. Over last school year I had worked up this great routine that was keeping me on track nutritionally and fitness-wise. That all kinda went out the window this summer.

Don't get me wrong, I didn't gain 50 pounds or anything. I didn't gain back everything I lost. But I DID gain some. My body tries to put a positive spin on it by telling me that it's just "reclaiming some of it's missing assets".

Looking back, losing weight during the summers has always been harder for some reason. I seem to naturally lose weight, or at least maintain, over the winter, but during the summer I almost always seem to gain. I'm not sure why that is, although I'm sure that shivering burns calories, and there's plenty of shivering to do in Wisconsin during winter, so that might explain the good performance during those months.

My daughter is in her second full week of kindergarten now, so it's time to find that routine once more. I was almost at my "first goal" before summer started, so I'm going to reset my ticker to my "final goal". I'm not going to like that larger number of "pounds to go" all of the sudden, and I'm sure Fred (my little tracker dude) won't be happy that he's going to have to swim by that island AGAIN. But that's life.

Live with it, Fred. You're exercising.
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    Exactly Michelle. Couldn't have said it better myself.
    3410 days ago
  • MLB570
    You can do it. Everybody struggles sometimes, for me it's usually around Christmas. What's important is whether or not you bounce back.
    3411 days ago
    Go FRED Go!
    3412 days ago
  • BICKEY11
    Thats funny, this blog reminds me of my blog. You think you're out and about, doing stuff, beign more active, and you think "hey summers great, keeping the lbs off with all this sweating, activity and yummy fresh fruit should be a cinch" alas, its time to put pants on and they don't fit. I'm glad somebody else feels my pain!
    3412 days ago
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