The Problem with Success

file-3 (1)I have a problem. I have learned how to effectively and easily lose weight, and that knowledge has caused me to become more lax in my diet than I should be. As a result, I’m having a hard time getting rid of these last 15 lbs I need to lose. I have yo-yo’d between 169 and 179 lbs for the past month, and I need to stop doing that.

A big reason for the rollercoaster ride on the scale has been alcohol intake. I’ve allowed myself to partake far too often in drinking alcoholic beverages. I’ve also allowed myself to not run three times a week as I like to. I’ve further allowed myself to eat larger portions, and my wife and I ate at restaurants a few times more than we typically do. All these things put together have caused my weight to rise.

The worst part is that I know I can lose the weight, and that’s what I’ve used to justify allowing myself these indulgences. Well, that has to come to an end immediately. I’ve begun by being very strict with my lunches, and I’m sticking to my exercise plan. I’m cutting all alcohol effective immediately, and I’m going to go back to my strict portion sizes.

The interesting thing I’ve noticed is that this all happened because of conscious decisions I made to allow myself indulgences I typically don’t allow myself to partake in. I did this to myself. Therefore, I need to fix the problem within, and then attack the problem on all fronts. You can take the person out of the military, but you can’t take the military out of the person. In my case, the military even takes the person back in. Regardless, I’m going to get back on track immediately, and get back into the 160’s before the fall.

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